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Art Information Volunteers

Art information volunteers welcome visitors on behalf of the National Gallery of Art and provide assistance in a variety of ways to make every experience of the Gallery as rich and rewarding as possible. Volunteers provide information to visitors about the Gallery, its permanent collection, special exhibitions, public programs, and facilities.


Adult program docents give daily tours that explore highlights of the Gallery’s spectacular permanent collection in an engaging way. School docents facilitate student-centered, thematic tours for thousands of children, from age 4 through grade 12, providing rich and memorable experiences with works of art in the Gallery’s permanent collection.

Recruitment for a new class of adult program docents will begin in fall 2017. Dates for information sessions mandatory for prospective docents will be posted here on August 15, 2017.

Learn more about our docent programs here.

Teen Volunteer Program

The department of teacher, school, and family programs recruits local high school student volunteers for the fall, spring, and summer terms. Student volunteers assist with clerical and administrative tasks that support the department's education programs.


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