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Volunteers

We are grateful to our dedicated volunteers, who play a key role in assisting our staff and visitors throughout the museum and during special events. Hear from some of them below, then consider joining our team!

Art Alive Co-Chair Jodie Denne with Art Alive 2016 volunteers

Art Alive Co-Chair Jodie Denne (second from left) with Diane Hurley, Art Alive Co-Chair Nancy Stevens, and Tina Sass at Art Alive 2016. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

“I remember looking at the gallery as a child dreaming, ‘someday I want to be a part of this place.’ I am happy to say I am. The Albright-Knox and its staff make everyone feel welcome. I will always remember my first time volunteering. I can say it has truly been a wonderful time for me. I enjoy helping people experience art—many for the first time. I have also made many friends I hope to have for a lifetime. The Albright-Knox brings families, communities, and friends together, and I am happy that my childhood dream has come true.” 
– Jodie Denne, Art Alive Co-Chair and Volunteer, 2008–present

“Although my main field is music, I have been an art buff all my life, so when the announcement was made about becoming a volunteer for the Monet exhibition in 1999, I regarded this as a golden opportunity, and signed up immediately. Being able to see the actual paintings every week is an experience not to be missed: observing the brushwork and colors (as opposed to looking in a book), becoming gradually more familiar with the works, and continually learning more about art and the art world. A side benefit is that the Albright-Knox is a peaceful oasis of culture (you can ‘feel’ this as soon as you enter) in today’s chaotic world, plus you work with and meet a lot of nice people! I feel privileged and honored to be able to serve as a volunteer.” 
– Vicki Stearns, Volunteer, 1999–2006 and 2014–present

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    Volunteer Opportunities

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  • Docent and students with Mark Rothko's Orange and Yellow, 1956

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    Docents play a vital role in educating and engaging visitors to the Albright-Knox by leading tours for all ages.

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