Join Us

Join the Rockford Art Museum Volunteer Program and help us continue our mission of fostering creativity and building community through visual arts. Volunteers are asked to commit to a few hours a month and receive special volunteer member benefits.

Sign Up

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out our online volunteer application form. Volunteer positions are varied and flexible. We ask that all incoming volunteers commit to at least one year of service. Please note that our docent program is currently on hold until fall of 2022. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Docents are volunteer teachers who provide learning experiences and enhanced enrichment for groups of all ages and interests through museum tours. Docents lead school group tours and in-depth tours for groups interested in a specific facet of an exhibition or focus area of the RAM Permanent Collection.

Gallery Guide Volunteers are stationed throughout the museum galleries to greet visitors, answer exhibition questions and assist with in-gallery activities. Shifts for Gallery Guide Volunteers are three hours in length, most often on weekends.  

Education Volunteers assist with outreach opportunities, classes and camps at RAM. Volunteers may also assist visitors with take-home art activities in the RAM Art Annex.

Special Event Volunteers assist RAM staff during annual events at the museum. Volunteers may assist with registration, orientation or event-specific activities. Events include: Greenwich Village Art Fair, Art in Bloom, Fashion in Bloom, Portfolio Day, Young Artist Show, Gallery Walks, Lecture Series and more.

Teen Volunteers assist visitors with take-home art activities in the RAM Art Annex and help RAM staff during annual events at the museum.


Volunteers receive a free Individual Membership to Rockford Art Museum that includes a 10% discount at the RAM Store, free docent trainings and educational programming, plus discounts on registration fees for museum classes and trips.


Please fill out the above form. If you have any questions about the Volunteer Program or various positions, please contact RAM at (815) 968-2787 or