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AGWA Volunteers – your support is vital

We rely on the support of our passionate volunteers to help bring the Gallery to life for our visitors through our events, exhibitions and public programs. We accept volunteers on an ongoing basis, as well as offering formally structured internships.

In 2017 the Voluntary Gallery Guides celebrated 40 years of service to the Art Gallery of Western Australia. This is a significant achievement and all at AGWA acknowledge the Guides’ outstanding contribution to the Gallery and its visitors. If you would like to be part of this committed group of volunteers please scroll down to find out more.

Why volunteer?
Help us share the value of art. We believe that art matters, is meaningful, and it should be shared so that we can all embrace it with imagination or passion. Our mission is to inspire visitors while presenting the art of Australia and our international counterparts, and to provide enriching communal experiences. Volunteering provides a rewarding experience that is vital in enabling us to achieve this vision. As an AGWA Ambassador you will inspire creativity and stimulate conversations.

What does a volunteer do?
You are the face of AGWA. You can be involved in a wide array of activities that allow us to share our love of art with others. These include greeting our visitors, informing people about exhibitions and activities on in the Gallery, and assisting with our diverse range of public programs and events. This may be helping children learn the art of puppet-making or welcoming guests to an after-hours event. Or simply sharing your knowledge of what’s on at the Gallery to help turn someone’s visit from good to great.

Volunteer roles at AGWA include:

PDF graphic  • AGWA Voluntary Gallery Guide

PDF graphic  • AGWA Ambassador
PDF graphic  • Knowledge Gatherers
PDF graphic  • AGWA Experience Ambassador

What does it take to volunteer at AGWA?
You’re enthusiastic about arts and culture in Perth. You’re comfortable working independently and as a team. You’re excited to share your knowledge about AGWA’s diverse exhibitions and programs, and to help us create something great for people and visitors to WA.

PDF graphic Which Role is Suitable for You

Levels of commitment:
AGWA Ambassador: Minimum requirements of 1 shift per fortnight.
Knowledge Gatherers: Minimum requirements of 1 shift per fortnight.
AGWA Experience Ambassador: Primary work periods are Wednesdays, Sundays,
Intern: Commitments negotiated based on requirements.

Current volunteer positions available:
Knowledge Gatherer: 11am-2pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
AGWA Ambassador:1.30-5pm, Monday.

Please complete the application form found HERE by 2 January 2018 at 4.00 pm or email volunteers@artgallery.wa.gov.au for any further queries.


AGWA’s passionate Voluntary Gallery Guides, also known as Guru Guides bring the Gallery’s varied Collection to life through free guided tours. As a Voluntary Gallery Guide you will inspire creativity and stimulate conversations with education audiences, private tours and our daily visitors.

Gallery Guides 40th Anniversary Year

Our Guides have recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. To recognise this milestone, they launched a publication and video at a luncheon. Scroll down to enjoy the video and read about their achievements.

There are no vacancies in the Gallery Guide program at the moment.


View a PDF version of the 40th Anniversary Book below:
PDF graphic • AGWA Voluntary Gallery Guide 40th Anniversary Book

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