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Our Mission

The mission of the Milwaukee Art Museum is to collect and preserve art, and to present it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education. Without the contributions of our employees, volunteers, support groups, and others in our community, this would not be possible.


The dedicated group of well-trained volunteer docents continues to be one of the Museum’s most valuable resources. Docents lead thousands of visitors—children and adults—on group tours through the Museum’s galleries each year. Tours can be tailored to school, special interest, and professional groups. The ongoing docent-training program is much like an ongoing art education class, where you will continue to learn and grow.

The most important qualities you need to become a docent are a love of art and people, and the ability to commit a significant amount of time. Docents are asked to commit at least five years to the program, including one year of training. As a docent, you will be asked to lead at least 35 tours per year. Although no prior art knowledge is necessary, a desire to learn and teach is essential.

No membership dues, but docents must maintain memberships at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Interested in learning more? Contact us at or call 414-224-3826.

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Volunteer opportunities

The Milwaukee Art Museum offers a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities that enrich the visitor experience. The Museum’s volunteer program is diverse and flexible, ranging from one-time special events to regular twice-monthly shifts.

Current Volunteers

Make your own schedule! The volunteer program at the Milwaukee Art Museum uses a web-based scheduling system. Current volunteers may access Volgistics from home or at the Museum.

Log on to Volgistics, our volunteer management system, in order to:

  • Sign up for shifts
  • Check and update your schedule
  • Read volunteer updates, including volunteer newsletters and special events
  • Update your contact information
  • View your service history

Need assistance with Volgistics? Check out this video tutorial.

Occasional Volunteering

At this time MAM is not accepting new volunteers. Please check again soon.