The Columbia Museum of Art is blessed with a treasure trove of dedicated volunteers that are the engine of our public programs and represent a wide and diverse community. During National Volunteer Week, it is fitting to salute them with a special shout-out!  From our energetic docent corps who lead hundreds of free educational gallery tours, to our board of trustees and commissioners who volunteer countless hours and provide us with their wisdom, to the interns and to our gala committee, to name just a few, all of us on the staff could not accomplish our mission and goals so enthusiastically.  We welcome volunteers of all ages who enjoy working to help bring art to everyone. A special welcome to our youngest volunteer: a pert 12-year-old who helped us collect important visitor evaluations during Monet to Matisse, which drew so many out-of-town visitors.  My sincere and deepest thanks go to our volunteer community – they are just the best.

-Karen Brosiusus, Executive Director

Volunteer Corps

The Columbia Museum of Art involves volunteers in dynamic and engaging opportunities; facilitating art experiences, working with specific audiences, providing customer service, supporting administrative tasks and more. CMA seeks volunteers from all backgrounds-not just those who have specific interest in the arts-to handle a variety of projects. Prospective volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public, and be passionate about supporting the CMA.

Click here to download a volunteer application. For more information, call 803.799.2810.

Docent Corps

The Docent Corps are trained volunteers who lead insightful public and group tours through the galleries.


Through continuing education and volunteer service to the Museum, Docents provide the vital educational link with children and adults that enrich the museum experience and instill and support a lifelong appreciation of art.

Click here for more information or call 803.799.2810.