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Chance to work with youth available.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth-Volunteer training

A free training workshop for volunteers who would like to join the Art Gallery team who give tours and programs for school groups will be given at the Gallery on Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th.  The hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to early afternoon on Sunday.  Lunch will be provided on Saturday.

If you have an interest in art and in connecting children and youth with the artistic experience, you may want to explore this opportunity.  There is no charge, and also no obligation to continue as a volunteer.

For more information, and to register, please call the Art Gallery at 749-2248 or email

Looking for volunteers

The Art Gallery is looking for more volunteers to help with children’s programs, in particular, school visits. This may interest some of you—it’s a wonderful way to connect children and art!

Here’s information about upcoming training:

At the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western branch, here in Yarmouth, we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to act as docents for our school tours. More bookings for school visits are being made now from all over the tri-county area, thanks in large part to the Friends of the Art Gallery who now offer financial help with the cost of bussing. With the increase in bookings comes an increase in the number of volunteers that we need to give quality programs for the classes.

Docents are trained guides who introduce students to exhibits and play an important role in making the Gallery visit a rewarding and instructive experience. We do give training and support! An introductory training session is being planned for Tuesday, March 3rd at the Gallery. This will be a full day with lunch provided.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in a volunteer experience that’s unique, challenging, and a lot of fun! Please call the AGNS at 902 749-2248 for more information and to put your name down for March 3rd.

Please let us know if you’d like to know more—Thanks!

“Handy” volunteers needed

Can you help with the “Maudified” House Project????????
We are at the stage in our project, where we are ready to assemble the houses.

We are looking for at least 10 people that are handy with power tools to join us on Sunday, February 9th and/or 23rd, from 12:30 to 4:30 at Yarmouth Mall, to help assemble the houses.
Lunch will be provided.

If you are able to help on either or both of these days, please contact Wendy Majestic at 881-2566 or

PS. If you have a power drill please brings it along.

Gallery guides needed

Gallery guides to help with the Canaccord Free Access School Program needed.

The gallery held its initial training session for gallery guides this past November. It was a huge success although some volunteers could not attend due to other commitments.

The good news is that it’s not too late! The training is on-going and will continue once a month. You can join any time!

With the Canaccord Free Access School Program we want to increase class visits to the gallery … so we need more volunteers! As schools are starting to express an interest in doing tours, we want to take advantage of this and start doing bookings asap. The more guides we can get, the more schools can get tours!

Next meeting of volunteers January 30th at 10 a.m. at the Gallery. AGNS Laura Carmichael (Assistant Curator of Education) will be teleconferencing at this meeting.

Contact Angela Collier for more information: 749 2248

Click link below to get a printable volunteer application form:

AGNS Volunteer Application Form