Get involved at UCR ARTS by volunteering! There are many opportunities to donate your time to UCR ARTS whether as a docent or volunteer. Docents are volunteer tour guides who share their passion for photography and contemporary art while helping visitors connect with artworks. Docents are trained to lead tours that are conversational and interactive for K-12 school groups, college students, and adult groups. Other volunteer opportunities include assisting with education programs for families, special events, visitor services, art registration and research, art preparation, and in various behind-the-scenes areas of UCR ARTS.

Perks for volunteers:

  • Opportunities to learn more about art, photography, and the inner workings of a museum.
  • Free tickets films at the Culver Center.
  • Volunteer appreciation events.

Requirements for volunteers:

  • Must pass a background check.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be dependable, have excellent customer service skills, and a desire to learn.
  • Docents must attend required trainings and volunteer twice a month.

We are currently recruiting the 2022-2023 docent class! Applications are due May 31. More information is provided in the docent application.

Docent Application

Volunteer Application

Questions? Contact Lindsey Hammel, Associate Director of Education and Public Programs, at