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Volunteer Opportunities

City Volunteer Opportunities Cancelled

City volunteer opportunities have been cancelled until further notice. Programs and associated volunteer opportunities will restart as soon as public health agencies advise that it is safe to do so. View more information »

Thank you to all our current volunteers for your invaluable service. Volunteer coordinators will contact you as soon as programs restart.

Volunteering at the BAG

The Burnaby Art Gallery depends on the generosity and talents of the team of dedicated volunteers who share their time to help us meet our goals. At the gallery we build an environment that allows our volunteers to give back to the community while developing their own skills, gaining valuable experiences and finding personal fulfillment.

To apply, please fill out our online application form.

Questions about volunteering?

Contact our Programs Team at 604-297-4858 or email

Positions Available

Gallery Interpreter

    • Provides guided tours to a class or a group of children
    • Assists with preparation and cleanup of art materials
    • Assists instructors during art activities

    Art Program Assistants

    • Assists in public programs/classes
    • Set-up and clean-up for public programs as well as food preparation
    • Assists with running and instruction of public programs such as In the BAG, Tea & Tours and seasonal programs

    Special Events

    • Assist with opening receptions/special events
    • Room set-up and food preparation
    • Hosting, serving and taking stats of patrons

    Camp Volunteers

    • Volunteers 14 years+ can assist with the Gallery’s fun-filled camp programs!
    • Meet new people and develop leadership skills
    • Help instructors with set up and take down for art activities
    • Camps run throughout July and into early August