Volunteer at SAM

Connect with our community through arts and culture by volunteering at SAM

Volunteering at SAM brings with it incredible benefits – regular time in the galleries amongst the artworks, opportunities for social connection with people from diverse generations and backgrounds, and the chance to be a part of exciting cultural events, interacting with artists and audiences alike.

Volunteers can take up an array of roles at the museum, including working with our Visitor Services team in our retail shop, greeting people at our door and informing them about current exhibitions and programs at the museum and providing navigational assistance, supervising the exhibitions and providing information and support to visitors, sometimes leading their own museum tours.

Additionally, volunteers can assist in the running of public and educational programs and special events both during regular museum hours and after hours. Delivering exemplary visitor experience is often at the core of our volunteer roles. 

Anyone can be a volunteer - knowledge of local geography and history can be incredibly useful; however, the most important quality is an open, welcoming manner and a willingness to learn and engage. 

Shepparton Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that is respectful and supports creativity and innovation. We encourage applications from First Nations people, people of culturally diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people from the LGBTIQA+ community, and provide a working environment that prioritises Cultural Safety.

If your application to become a SAM Volunteer is successful, please note the following:

  • Successful applicants will be required to undergo a National Police check at the expense of the Museum.
  • Successful applicants will have to show a valid Working with Children’s Check or be willing to obtain one.
  • Successful applicants will need to attend a training session and be open to attending additional training and information session throughout the year

All information regarding Visitor Services shifts, exhibition briefings, newsletters, etc. will only be made available via email and the Better Impact volunteer portal.

Images: SAM program, 2024. ©Shepparton Art Museum.