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ORGANIZATION: Detroit Institute of Arts Volunteer Council

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Gallery Service Volunteers
Gallery Service volunteer directing a visitor

Surround yourself with art and help visitors at the same time. Gallery Service volunteers maintain a presence in the DIA's galleries and serve as hosts, greeting and assisting visitors in their assigned areas. Gallery Service volunteers do not lecture about the museum's collection.

For more information, visit the Volunteer page of the DIA website at

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About Detroit Institute of Arts Volunteer Council


5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202, US

Mission Statement

The DIA Volunteer Council serves museum visitors and the community and assists staff in support of the museum’s mission to create meaningful experiences in art individually and with each other.


The DIA's Volunteer Council is a group of more than 600 individuals who donate their time to provide a great experience for museum visitors, and to extend the DIA's presence beyond our walls. The Volunteer Council consists of six different committees which include Gallery Service, Gallery Information, Museum Shop, DFT Ushers, Staff Aides, and Interpretive Programs Volunteers (IPV).

Volunteers serve in a variety of roles within the museum such as assisting visitors in the galleries, staffing information desks, ushering in the Detroit Film Theatre, supporting staff in the Museum Shop and other departments, providing museum tours, and representing the DIA in the community.

Flexible schedules are available on weekdays, weekends, and Friday evenings. Our greatest need is for volunteers willing to assist on Tuesdays, Friday nights and weekends . To learn more, contact the Volunteer Services Department at 313-494-5221 Tuesday - Sunday or email .

Temporary volunteer assignments are not available, including community and court-ordered service and special events and exhibitions.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


5200 Woodward AvenueDetroit, MI 48202



  • People Skills
  • Visual Arts
  • Community Outreach
  • Basic Computer Skills




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 50 hours per fiscal year
  • Attend Welcome Seminar after acceptance of application; 2-hr. training + on-going training; Ability to circulate through galleries for 3-3 ½ hours; (1) 3 ½ – 4 hour shift per mo.; Committee meetings as scheduled; Annual committee dues; DIA membership

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