“I take great pride volunteering at the Bryan Museum, which I consider to be one of Galveston's premier community and tourist destinations. It is much more than a museum, and offers a place for education, community service and an opportunity to meet neighbors. As a volunteer I have made close friends with the other volunteers and the awesome staff. My favorite part of volunteering is watching people's faces when they see the jaw dropping collection of Texas and Western history and how it is displayed in such a historic and beautiful building. First class all the way.”
If you are looking for a rewarding, enriching experience, then volunteering at The Bryan Museum is for you.
All volunteers start as guides while becoming acquainted with the Museum. You will greet guests and assist with navigation around the Museum campus.
Assists guest learning in the galleries. These volunteers receive specialized training in gallery interpretation. This position requires completing readings and an oral review.
Guide guests on regular tours throughout the museum and perform the important function of introducing, interpreting, and deepening the guests’ Museum experience.
Welcomes group tours as they arrive, assisting the docent.
Assists Events, Collections, Administration, and Education Departments as needed. Projects may include: preparing mailings, office assistance, after hours gallery attendants for events, collection movements, assistance at Museum events (e.g. our annual Gala), and more!
Looking to make a real difference with the extra time on your hands? After being on hold since 2020, The Bryan Museum’s volunteer and docent program is back in action. New volunteer orientations are taking place Tuesday, July 27 and Tuesday, August 31 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Sign-up today!
We Love Our Volunteers!
The Bryan Museum owes much of its success to our volunteers! They bring skills, life experiences, and energy to support the Museum’s mission and goals. Our volunteer team comprises of men and women from every walk of life, from students to retirees.
Why Volunteer with The Bryan Museum?
- Meet interesting people
- Grow your knowledge and share your passion for the history and art of Texas and the American West.
- Immerse yourself in the historic structure and beautiful gardens
- Participate in the further development of what is already recognized as a world-class museum
The Bryan Museum is happy to offer our volunteers:
- Free admission to the Museum
- Five complimentary guest passes to the Museum
- A 10% discount in the Museum Shop
- Invitations to the annual Volunteer Recognition Party and social gatherings
“The people who work here are amazing! They are so friendly, caring, and dedicated to the Museum. I really love just being in this building with all of its history. I have also learned a lot about Texas history, which I sorely lacked before moving here. Working the private events is also fun for variety and right up my alley!”