The Huntington Museum of Art is alive and well today because of the wonderful work done by volunteers since we opened the doors to the Museum in 1952. If you are interested in volunteering, call (304) 529-2701.

HMA currently has the following opportunities available:


Volunteer Activity

Docent Program: A docent is a trained volunteer who leads tours of the Museum for groups of children and adults. No prior formal training or experience is needed; no particular background in art is required; and all ages are welcome. The Docent Program at HMA offers the opportunity to learn about other cultures, historial periods, artwork and artists. Docents attend weekly training from September through May every Monday. This training may include attending gallery walks with HMA curators, training in touring techniques from the Education staff, going on field trips to area museums and attending demonstrations by visiting artists. Volunteers must be prepared to make a year-long commitment to attend training and lead tours.

Time Commitment: 9:30-11:30 a.m. every Monday during the school year for training; expect to give a minimum of one tour per week during the school year.


Education Director Cynthia Dearborn at [email protected]


Volunteer Activity:

General outdoor grounds upkeep including weeding, small tree trimming, cleaning up trails and picking up trash on grounds.

Time Commitment: Any amount of time to help would be appreicated. Work could happen at various times but direction of what work needs to be done would have to take place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Facilities Director Dustin Burgress at [email protected]


Volunteer Activity

Stuffing Open Door Membership Campaign envelopes.

Time Commitment: Once per month, second week of the month, about two hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteer Activity

Calling new Museum members to ask if they are enjoying their new memberships.

Time Commitment: Once per month, one to two hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteer Activity

Delivering copies of the Museum's Members' Magazine to waiting rooms of area offices.

Time Commitment: Once or twice per month for an hour or two, any day or time that is convenient while offices are open.

Contact Development Director Jennifer Wheeler at [email protected]

Volunteer Activity

Sorting books, taking admission fees or working at checkout tables for Hilltop Book Sale.

Time Commitment: Sorting books Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to Noon for the two weeks prior to the event in August. Shifts are available for staffing admission or checkout tables during the event.


Education Director Cindy Dearborn at [email protected]


Volunteer Activity

Picking up dead leaves, weeding and assisting with pest removal.

Time Commitment: Amount of time is up to the volunteer. Work must be done between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Conservatory Director Josh Hamrick at [email protected]