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Teen Volunteer Program

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

As part of its offerings in gallery and studio learning, the education division recruits local high school student volunteers for the fall (October through December) and spring terms (February through May). Volunteering takes place after school. 

Student volunteers assist behind the scenes with clerical and administrative tasks that support the department’s education programs. Typical activities include preparing materials for art projects, photocopying, collating, and program cleanup. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to learn more about the National Gallery of Art through conversations with staff and tours of the galleries.

Candidates for the Teen Volunteer Program must be juniors or seniors with a mature, positive attitude and a strong work ethic. The schedule will vary weekly, based on the number of projects to be completed. The time commitment can range from four to eight hours per week, with a minimum of 20 hours completed per term. Service hours will be documented and may be submitted for school-based community service credits. Positions are not available in the summer.

No parking is available, so volunteers are encouraged to use public transportation (Metrorail or Metrobus).

Please direct inquiries to [email protected] or to:

Teen Volunteer Program—PED-GL
Division of Education 
National Gallery of Art 
2000 South Club Drive 
Landover, MD 20785