Over two hundred members strong, Figge volunteers are an asset to the museum. Figge volunteers work in education, library resource, administrative support, and visitor services. Volunteers are always appreciated and valued. The staff members are ever grateful to the volunteers they work alongside. Volunteers serve as Figge ambassadors and active advocates for the museum daily. Together, volunteers and staff members work to adhere to the museum’s mission of public service through the use of art.
Volunteers are needed year-round to help with studio art classes. Prepare the classrooms, help with projects, accompany classes to the gallery visits, and meet parents for drop-off/pick-up. Any creative person will enjoy this volunteer shift. Hours: weeknights and weekends, school breaks, and summer weekdays
Share your knowledge and love of the visual arts with others by becoming a Figge Docent! Docent candidates are taught to look at, analyze and discuss works of art in order to engage visitors to the museum in conversations about selected works in the galleries. Learn more at our upcoming Docent Program Information Session on Thursday, May 30th. Click here for more information.
For more information about volunteering with our Education Department, please contact Heather Aaronson, Education Programs Coordinator,
at 563.345.6630 or [email protected]
Development and Marketing Department
Visitor Services Attendant
Friendly and dependable volunteers are needed to assist museum staff by greeting visitors, handing gallery guides and answering basic questions. All shifts during museum hours.Days/hours: Tuesday through Sunday mornings and afternoons, Thursday evenings and Special Events as needed.
On occasion, the museum needs help with bulk mailings. Stuff, count, label, and sort envelopes. Also, organizing, filing, data entry, or phone calling duties might be available. This would be good for you if you enjoy working behind the scenes, and perhaps chatting with your neighbor. Days/Hours: Museum hours of operation.
Special Event Support
The museum hosts a variety of events that help to support and promote the mission of the museum. For events, there is often preparatory work such as decor and day of work such as ticketing assistance, coat check and more! Days/Hours: As needed.
For more information about volunteering with our Development and Marketing Department, please contact Sara Morby, Development Officer,
at 563.345.6642 or [email protected]