The Museum is open with updated hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Following local ordinances, visitors are required to wear a mask inside all buildings, including restrooms and concession buildings, and at outdoor events. For some events participants ages 13 and up must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 NAAT or PCR test result; test results must be within 72 hours of the event. Check individual event pages to see if this applies; at this time it is not required for gallery, exhibition, tour, or Park visits. Learn more at

Volunteer at the NCMA

Welcome to the NCMA Volunteers page! Whether in the galleries or the Museum Park, our volunteers play a vital role in advancing our mission of preserving the people’s art collection. Their support allows the Museum to engage with the community and enrich lives through the power and wonder of art. The NCMA is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible environment that reflects our vibrant and diverse community. In accordance with state guidelines, we are not accepting applications at this time. We look forward to welcoming our volunteers back to the galleries in the coming year. Please watch this page for updates. Thank you! If you are interested in joining our Volunteer Program, please contact Manager of Volunteers and Member & Visitor Experience Danny Ambar.

Park Volunteers

The NCMA Park Volunteer Group is geared toward individuals and small groups interested in horticulture, landscape design, sculpture, recreation, and staying active and involved in our community. Some projects include mulching trails, removing exotic species, planting seedlings, removing trash, and maintaining art installations, which could include painting, cleaning, or installing art pieces.

Our 164-acre Museum Park offers volunteers opportunities that are hard to find in our area, including the maintenance of our 3+ miles of recreation trails, upkeep of some of the outdoor art pieces, and the planting, pruning, removal, and propagation of many plant species. We enjoy pairing unique skill sets and interests of volunteers to the different offerings within the Park.

We hold weekly Thursday Volunteer Work Days with a large group of volunteers from 10 am–noon in the cooler months (excluding holidays and inclement weather). We also offer a monthly Saturday Volunteer Work Day on the second Saturday of every month.

No prior experience is required.

Program Volunteers

The NCMA Volunteer Organization has various committees that work with staff year-round to assist with various events and projects. There is always something new around the corner—special exhibitions, workshops, lectures, concerts, films, performances, festivals. To ensure the success of these programs, we rely heavily upon the gifts of time and talent that volunteers give.

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