Elmhurst Art Museum is full of great opportunities to learn and to be part of the EAM Team! Be a public-contact volunteer by greeting visitors, giving directions through the Museum, selling memberships, assisting shoppers in the EAM Museum Shop or working a exhibition opening reception or fundraiser.

Behind-the-scenes volunteers get to be just that - behind the scenes! Assisting with administrative, educational programming, or fund development projects are just some of the exciting things you can do if you volunteer with EAM. Volunteers are integral to the success of the Elmhurst Art Museum. We need your time and talents in a variety of areas:

Visitor Services and Administrative/Clerical

You’ll greet and provide information to visitors about the Museum, exhibitions, and art programming.

You’ll also provide clerical support for the Museum as pertains to mailings, research, and other functions related to exhibition openings, etc. when needed, as well as occasional research projects.

Shifts are 11-2pm and 2-5pm Tuesday-Sunday. As this position requires a good deal of training, EAM requires a weekly or bi-weekly commitment of at least 4 months.


EAM is currently recruiting volunteer docents to facilitate engaging exhibition tour for adult and student audiences, facilitate special events, or monitor the galleries. Candidates from a wide range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Complete this online form and you will receive additional information from our friendly staff.

Education Programming

You’ll help with education drop in programs and special programming including Free Museum Day. Shift times are typically 3-hour increments.

Special Events

You’ll help Museum staff with various events that support Museum activities, including the annual Soiree Benefit. Shift times vary, but will coincide with event dates and preparatory work that must take place.

Complete this form to apply for a volunteer position.