Volunteer Information

The Winnipeg Art Gallery needs several volunteers for special events during the 2016-2017 year. These events include Nuit Blanche on October 1st, Free First Fridays, and Cannes Film Festival to name a few.
Volunteer assignments involve: room set-up and take-down, coat check, greeters, Gallery patrols, line greeters/ID checkers, craft facilitators, bar backs, and more.
If you're interested in being part of exciting events the WAG has a volunteer opportunity for you! For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 204.786.6641 ext. 216 or volunteer@wag.ca.

For travel tours, study groups, and more, join the Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

public programs

Volunteers support WAG events, including Live on the Rooftop and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity: usher, work in the box office and backstage production, and coordinate band hospitality. Evening and matinée shifts available.

special events

Every year the Gallery organizes major fundraising and special events, including Art & Soul and the Gallery Ball. Volunteers 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 working with children, join the dedicated team of Youth Programs volunteers! The WAG offers a variety of different programs to students ages 4 to 18. Volunteers must have some availability 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 desired, but comprehensive training will be provided.

studio programs

Volunteers assist instructors with WAG Studio programs for children. Classes are held on Saturdays and tasks 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.

development

Be in the centre of the action and support member events! 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 

The Gallery Shop offers unique jewellery, ceramics, and fabric art, handmade by Manitoba and Canadian 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.

We thank everyone who applies. You will be contacted if your skills match the current needs, other applications will be held for 6 months.

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