Our volunteers are the heart and soul of the Brooks! We truly couldn’t do what we do without your help. The Brooks offers a variety of volunteer opportunities depending on your individual interests, skills, and availability. You can help us continue our important work in many ways. Whether you become a docent or help with a mailing or special event, your contribution makes a huge difference.

Special Events

Welcome and register guests, assist with activities during evening programs throughout the year such as Brooks Uncorked and Grand Auction.

Children’s Activities

Help youngsters and families with art-making projects during Community Days, Wacky Wednesdays, and Dia de los Muertos celebrations (mostly weekend days) or help in the education studio as needed on weekdays.


Welcome guests and assist with admissions, usually on Wednesday evenings.


Assist departments within the Brooks, usually on weekdays. This includes bulk mailings, data-entry, photocopying, creating databases, answering phones, and so forth.

Docent Program

The Brooks docent program is seeking adults from diverse backgrounds who have a passion for art, enjoy speaking in front of groups, and leading tours through the museum. An art background is not necessary. Our training class will give you all the skills and information you need to conduct successful tours. Learn more...

Volunteer Now!

Please fill out the application below.

*All volunteers are required to complete a background check. Please click here to download the background check form, then email it to Tara.Horton@brooksmuseum.org or print and mail it to Attention: Tara Horton, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104.