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, help with a mailing or special event, or volunteer in the Museum Store, 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, assisting in the Museum Store, 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 Benefits

  • Opportunity for continuous learning.
  • Recognition at annual volunteer appreciation event.
  • Exposure to the inner workings of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
  • Meet new people.
  • Opportunity to give back to the community.

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 karen.davis@brooksmuseum.org or print and mail it to Attention: Karen Davis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104.

Thank you for your application! Questions? Please call 901.544.6219