Join the Tampa Museum of Art’s corps of volunteers. The Museum utilizes volunteers in a wide variety of capacities. Learn how to give tours, help us raise money through our special events, or plan programs through FRIENDS.

Become a Docent


Docents are gallery teachers who guide tours of the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. Docent volunteers are an essential link between the public and the Museum. Our docents play an important role in providing visitors with a quality, engaging Museum gallery tour experience.

Under the direction of the Education Curator, docents are trained to deliver tours based on current museum pedagogy. Training takes place every other Monday from 10 am — 12 pm with additional training sessions scheduled as needed. Sessions include information about interpretive techniques, teaching methods, collections, and exhibitions.

Photo by Ryan Walsh.

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FRIENDS of the Museum


FRIENDS of the Museum is a volunteer auxiliary group of the Tampa Museum of Art. Membership in FRIENDS is open to all members of the Tampa Museum of Art who wish to support the Museum through volunteer service. All FRIENDS make a $25 annual contribution to the group (in addition to their Museum membership). These membership fees help to make possible the major initiatives undertaken by the FRIENDS.

Visit the FRIENDS page for more information.

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Special Events


Adults 21 and over are invited to volunteer with the Special Events department. Special Events volunteers are responsible for assisting with the registration process at Pride & Passion, CITY, and Pavilion. For more information about getting involved with our Special Events, email our Special Events manager below.

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Volunteer Opportunities for High School and College Students


The Education Department invites high school and college students to assist with our children and family programs. Spend the summer at Summer Art Camp, assist our teaching artists in our drop-in art-making programs, or dig into the exhibitions with families during Family Day.

Submit your application below to volunteer with our studio programs today.

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Volunteer for Summer Art Camp

Youth Council


Who We Are: 

We, the Tampa Museum of Art’s Youth Council, strive to engage, educate, and excite youth in arts.

We, the Tampa Museum of Art’s Youth Council, are dedicated to diversity, equality, opportunity, creativity, community, and discovery.

What We Do:

We, the Tampa Museum of Art’s Youth Council, strive to create an accessible museum environment in which youths in our community can express themselves artistically.

Applications for 2018-19 are now open!

For More Information:

Contact us below or follow us on Instagram @TMAYouth.

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