We Love Our Volunteers

Each year, countless community members contribute to this great city’s cultural vibrancy by donating their time to the BMFA. From high school students to retirees, people of different backgrounds help the Museum to meet its goal of bringing art into the lives of people throughout Brownsville’s communities. At the BMFA, volunteer opportunities encompass a broad range of abilities and interests. Options include leading tours of the Museum galleries, helping in gallery setups, assisting with clerical duties, greeting guests, and facilitating children’s art projects. For questions and comments, please send us a message.

Our Volunteer Core Values

  • Passion for art and appreciation for its value in society. 
  • Commitment to supporting the museum’s mission and goals. 
  • Dedication to providing excellent customer service to museum visitors.
  • Respect for the museum’s staff, fellow volunteers and visitors.
  • Willingness to learn and grow, both personally and professionally, through training and experience at the museum.
  • Integrity and honesty in all actions and interactions with others. 
  • Inclusivity and appreciation for diversity in all forms. 
  • Flexible & adaptable in a dynamic and ever-changing museum environment. 
  • Collaboration and teamwork with volunteers & staff to achieve shared goals.
  • As a spirit of generosity and giving back to the community by sharing their time and skills with the museum. 

Program General Requirements

  • All volunteers should adhere to the BMFA policies, such as dress code, confidentiality and code of conduct.
  • Attend a Volunteer Orientation, ongoing training sessions and staff meetings to stay informed about museum exhibits, programs and policies.
  • Volunteer hour letters will be handed in May, August and December. 
  • No cell phones allowed during volunteer hours. They will be left at the front desk and will be able to take some minutes if need to check the phone. 
  • Dress Code:  Appropriate business casual attire is required.  Avoid revealing clothing such as shorts, tank tops, or flip flops.  Wear comfortable shoes suitable for standing and walking for long periods of time.  Avoid excessive jewelry or accessories that could potentially damage artwork or displays.
  • Have turned in the registration form and required documents.

Thank you for your interest in the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art.

Carefully review all the volunteer opportunities above and the responsibilities for each position.  Click on the button below to fill out and submit your volunteer application when you are ready to begin.  We hope to meet you soon!