Volunteer Opportunities

There are many important ways in which volunteers contribute, making them one of Laguna Art Museum’s richest resources. Find the volunteer opportunity that matches your interests! Please fill out the volunteer application form, and see below for more information about volunteer opportunities.

Docent Corps

The Docent Corps serve as ambassadors to the arts by providing interactive tours for visitors and school groups. Docents seek to engage museum visitors through discussion about the art in the rotating exhibitions of the museum. Docent Corps members are instructed in a variety of subjects including the elements of art, historical context, looking and talking about art, engaging visitors, touring with children, and more. Docent-led tours are offered at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday starting one week after each exhibition opens.
>> For more information about joining the Docent Corps, please click here.


The Carole Reynolds Art Research Library

The Carole Reynolds Art Research Library seeks computer-literate volunteers to help out on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. The library is located in the boardroom of the administrative offices on the upper level of the museum, and is professionally staffed by volunteers. There are over 5,000 books, many with a focus on California art and artists. There are also what are called “single artist files” in the executive director’s office, in the administration offices, and in the Graphics Study Room on the lower level. Some of those historical files date from the 1930s. Click here to access the library online.
>> For more information, please contact librarian Lindy Narver at 949.494.8971 x214.


Museum Store

Laguna Art Museum seeks volunteers with retail experience and customer service skills for its museum store. People who want to give back to the community, know more about the artistic legacy of Laguna Beach and California art, and who are interested in speaking with people about the arts are perfect candidates. Those interested should also be familiar with retail sales and be able to work with a computer. Candidates must be available between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and/or between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Store volunteers are not needed at this time.


Special Events

Volunteer at the museum’s special events including artist talks, concerts, gala dinners, family days, art auctions, appraisal clinics, and more. Museum events provide various volunteer opportunities and can include working at the registration desk, helping with an art auction, selling raffle tickets, assisting the caterers, serving drinks, etc. Events at the museum are fun and festive, and you will get to work closely with other volunteers as well as the museum staff. This is a great area for volunteers who can only work in the evenings or on weekends.
>> For more information, please contact SiSi Chen at 949.494.8971 x221.



Laguna Art Museum currently offers unpaid internships on a year-round basis for college students or recent college graduates. Although interns are assigned to a specific department, Laguna Art Museum endeavors to expose its interns to the complete inner-workings of the museum. Thus interns will participate in various projects interdepartmentally and have the opportunity to actively observe and participate in many areas of the museum’s operations.
>> For more information about applying for an internship, click here.


Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Laguna Art Museum! Please fill out this short application, and someone will contact you shortly.
  • If a student
  • Please upload your current resume in .doc or .pdf format.
  • Below is a list of possible volunteer opportunities. Please rank the choices according to the appropriate designation.

    This weekend-long festival takes place in November
    This gala event takes place every February
    This family friendly event takes place every April/May
    This gala dinner event takes place every May
    This gala dinner takes place in October
    These events take place three times a year
    Volunteer for concerts, lectures, First Thursdays Art Walk, art appraisal clinics, and more.
  • What are the best days and times for you to volunteer at the museum?

    Please check all that apply.


Outstanding Volunteers

Michele Monda
Volunteer of the Year, 2013
Dennis M. Boyer
Volunteer of the Year, 2012
Lindy Narver
Volunteer of the Year, 2011
Tracy Young
Docent of the Year, 2010-2011
Pat Patel
Volunteer of the Year, 2009-2010
Carole Reynolds, Volunteer Librarian
Outstanding Achievement Award, 2009-2010
Maureen E. Somodi
Docent of the Year, 2009-2010

Volunteer at Laguna Art Museum today!