Volunteer Opportunities

The Volunteer Organization of The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1967 by twelve Members of the Museum who assisted at the Information Desk in the Great Hall. Responding to the needs of the Museum over the years, the Volunteer Organization has grown to more than 1,250 men and women working throughout the Museum.

There are two volunteer categories: Museum Department Volunteers and Guided Tour Programs Volunteers. Each requires a separate application. Please review the descriptions of the opportunities in the two categories below to determine to which area you would like to apply. The descriptions provide a broad overview of the responsibilities and time commitment required by each. If you have any questions about these positions, or would like more information about a specific volunteer opportunity, please feel free to email volunteers@metmuseum.org. All volunteers are encouraged to become Members of the Museum.

Museum Department Volunteers work individually or in groups, performing a variety of duties throughout the Museum in weekday and weekend positions.

Volunteering in the Museum's Guided Tour Programs is a rewarding experience that requires a high degree of motivation and dedication, and an expected commitment of at least three years.

Current volunteers and coordinators may log in here to schedule shifts, view important announcements, and update contact information.