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Become an AGH Volunteer

Gallery Volunteering ... it's a work of heart

There are many opportunities to contribute to the Gallery and community by volunteering at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. These can include: becoming a member of the Volunteer Committee; serving on a committee; providing support at a Gallery special event; completing an internship; and assisting with Educational programs in order to fulfill high school volunteer hours.

The AGH Volunteer Committee

Volunteering at the AGH
For over 60 years, a dynamic AGH Volunteer Committee has supported the Gallery. Working in collaboration with staff, these dedicated men and women exemplify the spirit of the AGH and positively represent the Gallery to visitors.

Volunteers can help in one or more different areas of the Gallery with schedules that suit their busy lives. Please click on the position titles below to discover what types of volunteer work are available through Volunteer Committee involvement.

Education - Docent/Library
Education - Studio Assistant
Film and Performance
Retail / Art Rental + Sales
Special Events
Visitor & Member Services
High School Volunteers

Our Volunteers show their commitment to the Gallery by becoming AGH Members.

Volunteer Application
Download and complete the Volunteer Application Form. If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact the Recruitment Sub-committee of the Volunteer Committee at volunteering@artgalleryofhamilton.com.

Volunteer Manual
The AGH Volunteer Committee Manual contains a lot of important and useful information on the AGH Volunteer program - including job descriptions, policies, and an overview of the Volunteer Committee's governance structure.

The AGH Volunteer newsletter is published three times a year.

January 2015 - Volume 7: Number 1
May 2015 - Volume 7: Number 2
November 2015 - Volume 7: Number 3

See past issues here: Archives

2016 Volunteer Award Winners:

Patrick J. Collins Rookie of the Year Award
Glenn McFadden & Stephen Hopkins

Outstanding Customer Service Award
Grace Catherine Moran, Elizabeth Dubec, Jim Ehlert

Ann and Bill Manson Outstanding Docent of the Year Award
Hanno Weinberger

Don Pether Award of Excellence
Hanno Weinberger

Michael Schwenger Partnership Award
Hamilton Health Sciences – Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre

Jordan Livingston Outstanding Fundraising Award
Anne Cutler

Ruth McQuaig Volunteer of the Year Award
Cam Theroux & Jennifer Powell-Fralick

Irving Zucker Lifetime Dedication Award
Elizabeth O’Malley

AGH Centennial Award
Bill and Ann Manson, Helen Hadden


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