Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF). Due to ongoing Covid restrictions, the volunteer program is on hiatus until at least June 2021. You are welcome to submit a volunteer application, and we will contact you when we resume accepting new volunteers into the program. (You must be at least 17 years old to apply.)

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The commitment to volunteer for FAMSF is at least 6 months/8 hours (two 4-hour shifts) per month. Can you commit to that?

Customer Service Experience

The primary volunteer position that we recruit for is a customer service/customer interaction position. (It is not behind-the-scenes.) It requires being able to communicate information clearly, stand for long periods of time assisting museum visitors, and be able to lift approximately 20lbs in the coat/parcel check.

Other Skills and Interests

The primary volunteer position is for on-the-floor customer service volunteers. We also accept volunteers for Gardening, Floral Design (professional experience required), Special Events, and for the Access Program (for accessibility-challenged and disabled visitors). Occasionally, volunteers are also needed for clerical tasks, such as mailings or filing. Please indicate which of the following other areas of interest you have in additional to the primary volunteer role. You may select more than one option.


Volunteering requires flexibility and being able to adapt to changing demands, policies, and procedures. On a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high), how would you rate your flexibility?

Preferred Location

Please select the museum(s) at which you prefer to volunteer, either the de Young, the Legion of Honor, or both.

de Young Museum: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. Golden Gate Park.

Legion of Honor: 100 34th Ave. Lincoln Park.


Please select your preferred availability. Bear in mind that the Museums are closed on Mondays and the main shifts run from either 9am-1:15pm or 1pm-5:15pm. There is also an additional 'Mid-day' shift from 11:00am - 3:15pm at the Legion of Honor only.

How did you hear about volunteering at FAMSF?

Tell us how you heard about the volunteer opportunities at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Comments and Questions

Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about yourself? Do you have any questions?


Please provide at least one professional reference.

Volunteer Application Agreement

I agree that all information listed above is honest and accurate. All applications are reviewed and candidates are contacted as openings arise. I agree to participate in an interview in consideration for a FAMSF volunteer position. Upon acceptance, I agree to fulfill all necessary training to be as prepared as possible for my volunteer role.