Volunteer at the Trout Museum of Art

Volunteers play an essential role in sharing TMA’s engaging exhibitions,
educational programs, and events with the community. We are always on the
lookout for dynamic, curious individuals who want to be a part of our TMA team.

First time volunteer?

    1. View current opportunities on this page.
    2. See something of interest? Sign-up!
    3. High school students can get services hours when they volunteer.
    4. We will connect with all the details prior to your volunteer day.
    5. If you are a first-time volunteer, you may have to complete a wavier form and background check depending on your volunteer area.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Art at the Park 2021
July 24 & 25, 2021

Make a BIG impact and join Art at the Park in an exciting way! This year, AATP is celebrating it’s 61st year with a two-day festival in Appleton’s City Park. There’ll be art, music, projects for youth and the community, and lots of food. Students can get school service hours for volunteering at Art at the Park.

An orientation specific to the event will occur closer to July.


If your group, organization, or club would like to volunteer as a group, email Ashley at aacker@troutmuseum.org with your area preference, group details, number expected, etc. 

Community Art Projects

New in 2021, TMA will be hosting multiple community-wide art projects each year. Our first project of 2021 will be What They’ve Got by artist Katie Ries on June 26 during Appleton’s Farm Market (outside TMA) from 8am – 12:30pm.

One thousand clay seedballs made with regionally-specific wildflower seeds will be traded with Farm Market guests. Guests exchange a seedball for “what they’ve got” in their pockets. They take the seedball home, place it somewhere it can seed, and watch wildflowers grow. Artist Katie Ries will create a piece of artwork with all of the objects traded, with will be on display at the museum.

How can you help?

We’re searching for help in set-up, help with the project, and help with clean-up. Visit the button below for a sign-up form.

  1. Set-up: Help us get platforms for the seedballs outside and arrange the seedballs in rows on each. We will also be setting up a tent for a TMA information area.
  2. Project help: Direct Farm Market guests in how to participate!
  3. Clean-up: Gather all the objects left behind, tear down tent, clean-up supplies, and carry everything back into the museum.

TMA seeks high school students who would like to fulfill their high school service hours requirement, gain work experience, and build their resumes.

TMA’s volunteer program allows students to accomplish all their volunteer hours in one place. Volunteers commit to completing 15 or 30 hours of service with TMA over the course of the summer and academic year. If your school’s service hour requirements are more or fewer hours, we can make adjustments.

  • Serve 15 hours over the summer and school year (standard service hours)
  • Serve 30 hours over the summer and school year (honors service hours)

Students will have an opportunity to learn about a variety of activities to help them build skills for their next job:

  • Retail sales
  • Customer Service
  • Event planning, set-up, and take-down
  • Hands-on organizing, cleaning, gallery painting, “make and take” art project kit creation, etc.
  • Art and exhibition knowledge
  • Art education program understanding

As a thank you, students and their families will become TMA members for the year.

Please fill out the High School Volunteer Commitment Form and email it to info@troutmuseum.org. 

High School Volunteer Commitment Form