The Barnes is now accepting applications for a range of opportunities. These include supporting:
- Visitor Services
- Family Programs
- Public Programs
Volunteering at the Barnes provides unique access to the collection, programs, and staff, as well as opportunities to enjoy camaraderie with fellow art, culture, horticulture and education enthusiasts.
If you are interested in assisting us, please call 215.278.7216.
The only qualification for becoming an Arboretum volunteer is an interest in gardening. Get your hands dirty with weeding, mulching, and pruning, or be on hand to help with our annual plant sale. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills or hone the ones you have, and to work with rare and beautiful plants.
Year-round, Tuesdays through Thursdays between 8 am and 4 pm.
To apply or for more information, click here or call 215.278.7216.
Docents are an important part of communicating Dr. Barnes’s vision, and they have the power to create a fun, welcoming, and educational experience for visitors. Docents attend the Foundation’s Art and Aesthetics courses, are educated in the theories of Dr. Barnes, and receive the necessary training to be a helpful and friendly resource for visitors.
To apply, you must satisfy the following pre-requisites:
Once accepted, the following are the obligations of a Barnes Gallery Docent:
- Successful completion of the Docent Training Program
- Commitment to providing 60 hours of volunteer service. Availability during a combination of weekday, weekend, and evening hours is required.
- Payment of annual dues ($35)
- Adherence to all guidelines in the Barnes Foundation Docent Guidelines
Contact email@example.com or call 215.278.7300 for more information.