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    Help us serve the community

    The Burchfield Penney Art Center is best served by the active participation of individuals from throughout the Western New York community. Our volunteers - many of whom are artists and all who are art lovers - represent an extremely valuable resource for the museum, the staff and everyone who visits the Burchfield Penney. The museum accepts and encourages volunteers to assist with a variety of activities within the museum.

    Volunteer placement is subject to position and space availability. Positions include but are not limited to:

    • Administrative support
    • Museum greeters
    • Special events
    • Museum Store assistance
    • Curatorial and archival assistance
    • Educational programs
    • Committee involvement

    Volunteers are recruited with the intent of broadening and expanding volunteer involvement in the museum, and without regard to age*, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Volunteers may be recruited through either an interest in specific duties or through a general interest in volunteering, which will later be matched with a specific function. *The minimum age requirement is 18 years of age.

    How to apply to be a museum volunteer

    Volunteers: Applications are accepted for volunteers at any time throughout the year. Please contact the Burchfield Penney at 716-878-3215 or by email.

    Docents: For information on the docent program, please contact the Burchfield Penney at 716-878-3156 or by email.

    College students: For information on the Art and Culture Enthusiasts (A.C.E.) and other opportunities for college students, please contact the Burchfield Penney at 716-878-4534 or by email.