Volunteer Information

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a great place to volunteer! Whether you like working with kids or working with books, selling jewelry in a gift shop, or selling concert tickets—we have an opportunity for you. For any information on the following programs, contact the Coordinator of Volunteers at 204.786.6641 ext 216 or volunteer@wag.ca.

public programs

The Public Programs department is responsible for producing and presenting concert and film events, including the annual Jazz on the Rooftop series and the Cannes Commercials. Volunteers are needed in a number of areas, including ushering, taking tickets, handing out programs, working in the box office or in backstage production, and band hospitality. While most programs occur in the evenings, there are often afternoon matinees.

special events

Each year the Gallery organizes major fundraising or special events such as Art and Soul and the Gallery Ball. Volunteers are always needed to greet attendees, take registrations, hand out programs, sell raffle tickets, help with set-up, and various other activities.

youth programs

If you enjoy art and like working with children, join the dedicated team of Youth Programs volunteers! The Winnipeg Art Gallery offers a variety of different programs a year to students ages 4 to 18. Volunteers must have some available time for tours during school hours and attend a two-hour training session every second Monday during the school year. Experience with children and some knowledge of art is desirable, but comprehensive training will be provided.

studio programs

Volunteers are needed to assist instructors with Studio Programs for children. Classes are held on Saturdays and duties include setting up classrooms and materials, helping and supervising students, replenishing supplies, and assisting with cleanup. Enjoy the experience of working with children in an art-making setting and sharing in their enthusiasm for art!


The WAG’s Development Department is looking for Promotion Assistant volunteers to help at member -related events. You’ll be right in the centre of the action as you support our team in making member preview events successful and enjoyable for our guests. You must be able to handle small amounts of cash and have knowledge of current and upcoming WAG programs and exhibits.

library services

The Clara Lander Library holds more than 24,000 books and catalogues, and our archives date back prior to the Gallery's opening in 1912. Assist with maintaining this wonderful collection.

gallery shop and art rental and sales

The Gallery Shop offers the most unique jewelry, glass ware, ceramics, and fabric art in the city, handmade by Manitoba and Canadian artists. Art Rental and Sales carries hundreds of works of art by Manitoba artists. If you enjoy meeting and working with the public and local artists, this is the volunteer opportunity for you.

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Volunteer Application Form

If you would like to volunteer with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, please fill out the form. All information remains confidential.

Registration forms may be left at the front desk, emailed to volunteer@wag.ca, faxed to 788-4998, or mailed to the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1V1.

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