Become a Volunteer

Do you love going to museums, or are interested in a museum career, but are unsure where to begin? The Museum offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults as well as students who are at least 15 years old. Opportunities range from serving as Art After Dark volunteers to docents.   Museum staff members provide orientation and guidance for volunteers, as well as festive social occasions during the season.

Listed below are just some of the Norton’s volunteer programs and opportunities. To find out how you can share your talents as a Museum volunteer, contact Diego Gutierrez, Program and Volunteer Coordinator, at (561) 832-5196, x1113, or use the online contact form.

Art After Dark Volunteer

Art After Dark Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities during this popular, weekly Thursday evening program, supporting staff and visitors.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Greeting and assisting guests.
  • Supporting Museum Staff or Guest Artists during workshops, lectures, or performances.
  • Conducting visitor surveys on behalf of the Museum.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Art After Dark Volunteers are required to attend one 30-minute orientation and commit to volunteering for at least two shifts per month, depending on the needs of the Museum.  

Docent Program

Docents are specially trained volunteers who enable Museum visitors of all ages to enjoy and learn about the Museum Collection and special exhibitions through age-appropriate, interactive tours.  You do not need to have an art background to apply for the docent program—we will teach you! All you need are excellent communication skills, an enthusiasm for exploring and learning about works of art, and a desire to promote art’s ability to engage, surprise, and illuminate.  Docent Candidates participate in an 18-month training program before becoming eligible to be a Docent.

 The Museum is not currently accepting applications for the Docent Program. To learn more about the program, contact Diego Gutierrez, Program and Volunteer Coordinator.


This program is made possible with support from The Donald and Linda Silpe Endowment for the Continuing Education of Docents and the Mahon Endowment for Docent Education.


Current Docents