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. We will connect with all details prior to your volunteer day.
    4. 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.

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.