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As part of a dynamic organization whose essence feasts on evolution and discovery, our staff, volunteers, and interns embrace the impossible each day—and make it look easy! At the same time, the museum is a place of smiles and laughter.


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Education Department Fall Intern

About Volunteering

AVAM's beloved community events, like the Kinetic Sculpture Race, Sock Monkey Saturday, and Pet Parade, simply wouldn't be possible without our amazing volunteers! Be a part of something fun and visionary, while supporting the national museum for self-taught artistry. See opportunities below, and for additional positions, email 

Docent program

Bring the museum alive for school and public groups as a volunteer tour guide. Docents also have exciting opportunities to preview exhibitions, meet artists, and gain access to our library. Enjoy frequent trainings to get to know our artists, and their work and stories.


“A Baltimore visit wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the American Visionary Art Museum.” 

Kinetic sculpture Race Volunteers
Mud Pit Volunteers for Kinetic Sculpture

 “This is a museum

. . . of the infinite permutations

of the creative spirit.” 




WANTED: the Brave, the Talented, the Mediocre, the Unsuspecting Few . . . KINETIC VOLUNTEERS to help in the grueling, all-day, general insanity of AVAM's annual Kinetic Sculpture Race for nothin' but the glory! For more info on the Kinetic Sculpture Race that we host every May, check out our Events Calendar.

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