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Download our Volunteer Application.

The Wadsworth Atheneum’s friendly and knowledgeable volunteers are the face of the museum, helping visitors to experience the power of art. Volunteers support the Visitor Services desk and the Auerbach Art Library, assist at Second Saturdays for Families and Community Days, and serve behind-the-scenes in the offices. 

Looking for a deeper engagement with the Wadsworth and our visitors? Consider the Docent Council and the Women’s Committee. Click on the links for descriptions of the programs and how to apply.

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers’ personal experiences and education enrich the museum, and volunteers of all skill levels are needed. Ideal candidates will make a minimum six month commitment. Positions will be offered as openings become available. Please complete the Volunteer Application form. For more information about volunteering, contact Susan Carey, Visitor Services Manager, at

At this time, the Wadsworth does not offer volunteer opportunities to fulfill school or other community service hours.