Why should you become a volunteer at The Trout Museum of Art?

Volunteering at the art museum will help you meet new people, make connections with people who have similar interests, get involved in something outside of work and, most importantly, get involved in the community by giving back — something that is important to the success of everyone in the Fox Cities.


Become a Volunteer at The Trout Museum of Art:

    1. Please fill out the volunteer application.
    2. You will be notified when your application has been processed.*
    3. Schedule your volunteer orientation with Ashley at the Trout Museum of Art.
    4. Following your orientation you may sign up for current volunteer opportunities.

*Please note, your application needs to be processed and approved before volunteering.

*Please allow 2 weeks for your application to be processed and approved before signing up for available volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Application

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Light Up Appleton! – Sign up
We will be ringing in the holiday season with our Fourth Annual Light Up Appleton event on Saturday, November 23rd. We are searching for volunteers to fill in a number of opportunities for this family friendly event including assisting with set-up, phone photographers, museum security, hot chocolate helpers, crafters, clean-up assistance, and more.

Jazz at the Trout – Sign up
We are looking for a check-in assistant, help with coat check, a bartender’s helper, set-up help, and clean-up help for each of the concerts.

Young Audiences – Sign up
Volunteers get the opportunity to assist youth in the art studio as they create an art masterpiece that corresponds with a live performance in the gallery.

Docent Program – Sign Up
The Docent Program at the Trout Museum of Art is key to providing educational experiences to the local community and plays a role in connecting the public with the exhibits we host. Prior to each exhibition, Docents will attend a brief walk through of the featured exhibit.

SPARK! Program – Sign Up
SPARK! is a monthly engagement program held at the Trout Museum of Art or St. Paul Elder Services in Kaukauna for caregivers and loved ones living with memory loss. Each one hour program is led by museum educators who engage participants in interactive experiences. Prior to signing up, please contact Ashley for a special orientation specific to the SPARK! program.

Skilled Carpenter
We are searching for a skilled carpenter to help reshape the nature of our museum. We have a number of projects that will require experience in cabinetry. If you are interested in volunteering your skills, please contact Ashley at aacker@troutmuseum.org.

Studio Helper
We are doing some winter cleaning! If you love to clean and organize, then you are the person we are searching for to help in our art studios. If you are interested in volunteering your time as a studio cleaner, please contact Ashley at aacker@troutmuseum.org.