Volunteer Opportunities

Boise Art Museum offers several volunteer opportunities for teenagers 14 – 19 years of age. This is a great way to fulfill community service requirements and to learn more about art.

Teen Volunteers are an important part of BAM’s spring break and summer schedule of camps for children.

TEEN VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist camp instructors with set up, clean up, and facilitation in the studios and galleries.
  • Engage with campers, ages 4-10.
  • Commit to attend regular volunteering schedule.
  • Arrive on time for all training and camp sessions.
  • Respond to e-mail communication from the Education Department.
  • Contact the Education Department in advance if unable to fulfill a volunteer commitment.
  • Act responsibly and follow the guidelines of appropriate museum behavior.
  • Follow the directions of the Education Department and staff during volunteer sessions.
  • Help the Boise Art Museum provide an environment for children and visitors that is both safe and fun.

TO APPLY
To apply for volunteering, please complete and submit the following form to rebecca@boiseartmuseum.org or mail in your completed form to:

Volunteer Opportunities
Boise Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Dr
Boise, ID 83702

Special Events volunteers assist at both of BAM’s two main fundraising events each year; the BAM Gala (taking place each year in March) and Art in the Park (taking place each year on the weekend after Labor Day in September). Special Events Volunteer duties include:

  • Event set-up
  • Greeting event attendees, handing out literature, coat check
  • Directing visitors, answering questions, guiding guests throughout the event
  • Accounting and administrative (Art in the Park only)
  • Wine service (Gala only)
  • Event clean-up and break-down

Special Events volunteers are typically needed on weekends and outside of normal business hours. To apply to be a Special Events volunteer, please complete and submit the following form to rebecca@boiseartmuseum.org or mail in your completed form to:

Volunteer Opportunities
Boise Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Dr
Boise, ID 83702

BAM docents are volunteers at the Boise Art Museum who engage visitors of all ages with art through a variety of educational experiences.

The core function of BAM docents is facilitating BAM’s Free School Tour Program by providing guided tours for pre-school, elementary, junior high, and high school students. Docents also play a role during monthly programs, sharing information about BAM’s collections and exhibitions with visitors.

Docent training sessions cover specific information about BAM’s collections and exhibitions, as well as Museum philosophies, best practices, teaching methods, and tour techniques. BAM’s active docent training program engages volunteers in the learning process and cultivates knowledgeable, experienced volunteers.

All docent training sessions are held on Mondays from 9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m., late August through May.

To apply for the BAM Docent program, please complete and submit the following form to rebecca@boiseartmuseum.org or mail in your completed form to:

Volunteer Opportunities
Boise Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Dr
Boise, ID 83702

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