Volunteer Program

Join the museum’s family of volunteers—our invaluable Honolulu Museum of Art Volunteer Friends, who are museum advocates, ambassadors and educators. Friends help build a better community by supporting the museum. The Friends’ mission statement says it all: “The purpose of the Honolulu Museum of Art Friends shall be to provide general support for the Honolulu Museum of Art.”

Volunteer Application
Click here to apply.

Who can be a Volunteer Friend?
Anyone who is willing to work a minimum 10 hours per year at the museum.
There are opportunities for people who have just a couple hours to spare a few times a year, or for those who wish to help out at the museum on a long-term, weekly basis. You choose!

 What are the benefits?
• Being part of a community that believes in the importance of art and the museum
• Insider access to the museum
• Four Friend events per year, including the annual recognition brunch

Volunteer Friends support museum staff in many departments and at events:

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday
• Visitor Information Center
• Honolulu Museum of Art Shop
• Members' exhibition openings
• Finance Department
Honolulu Museum of Art School
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House
• Fundraising events
• Education department

Scroll down to see a list of current opportunities.

The Volunteer Friends board consists of dynamic leaders who work with museum staff to provide exciting, rewarding opportunities for volunteers of all ages.

Teri Ogawa-Shiroma: President
Jodi Yamamoto: President Elect
Ranelle Ho: Past President
Annie Landrum: Volunteerism
Melissa Mapes: Communications
Victoria Hill:  Nominating Chair
Becky Ogata: Nominating
Pat Wassel: Nominating
Mirella Monoscalco: Nominating
Jean McIntosh: Nominating

Volunteer opportunities at the Honolulu Museum of Art

ARTafterDARK Volunteers
A variety of duties are available—checking in and banding guests, flyer distribution, assisting with membership sales, assisting museum photographer Shuzo Uemoto by recording people's names to use for captions on the website. You can volunteer once, or help out every month. If you have only a couple hours a few times a year to volunteer, and like a good party, ARTafterDARK is a good option for you.
Required skills
Good with people
Time requirements
Shifts: 5:30-8:30pm

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday Volunteers
We are looking for groups and individuals to assist with greeting visitors, distributing prizes, checking bags, and assisting with hands-on art activities at this monthly event. If you have only a couple hours a few times a year to volunteer, and like children, Bank of Hawaii Sunday is a good option for you.
Required skills
Good communication skills, comfortable interacting with all ages including children, comfortable working with art materials.
Time requirements
Shift: Three to six hours, on third Sunday of each month from 10am to 4pm
Ali Izak, alii@honolulumuseum.org