Kelowna Art Gallery seeks volunteer tour guides for school tour program

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The Kelowna Art Gallery is currently looking for volunteer docents (tour guides) for our school tour program. Interested applicants should enjoy a creative atmosphere, stimulating surroundings, and working with children. Volunteer docents lead students on exhibition tours and host discussions about exhibitions on view at the Gallery.

The Gallery’s school tour program welcomes over 6000 students from schools throughout the Central Okanagan through our doors each year. For many students, this visit is their first experience in an art gallery.

“Becoming a volunteer docent at the Gallery was the most rewarding new experience I have had in a long time,” says volunteer Karen Rodger. “Each tour and discussion with a class felt completely different from the previous one. The children continually surprised me by making the most remarkable observations and art work.”

All docents receive full instruction on the art in each exhibition and advance training about working with students in a gallery setting. In addition, docents will receive a complimentary Gallery membership, and after three months of service, earn a free Gallery art class or workshop of their choice.

Interested applicants are invited to come with questions to the Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 10 am to 3 pm, at the Parkinson Recreation Centre.

New and returning volunteers are asked to submit an application form to the Kelowna Art Gallery no later than Monday, September 21. Application forms are available online or at Gallery reception. For more information please call the Gallery at 250-762-2226.

The Kelowna Art Gallery is located at 1315 Water Street, in the heart of the Cultural District in downtown Kelowna. For hours of operation, or more information about programs available or current exhibitions, visit the Kelowna Art Gallery online at

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