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Please note: MOA will be postponing the 2020 Volunteer Associates recruitment, in light of the evolving COVID-19 virus outbreak. Find out more details here.

Please check back to this page for information about when recruitment will resume, or subscribe to MOA e-news for regular updates. If you have already submitted an application, we will be in touch with you directly.


Are you interested in museums and world arts and cultures? Do you like meeting new people? Are you an active learner? If so, you should consider joining our friendly team of MOA Volunteer Associates.

MOA volunteers contribute their time and expertise to many of the programs, activities and events at the Museum. Our success depends on the support of enthusiastic volunteers who benefit from thorough training and ongoing educational opportunities.

The success of MOA and its Volunteer Associates program is linked to being a diverse and welcoming place for all. Join us to work toward a more inclusive world. We encourage people of all identities, backgrounds and communities to contribute their experiences to the MOA Volunteer Associates.

Volunteer Associates + Committees

Volunteers become members of a self-governing Volunteer Association that works under the direction of MOA staff to meet many of our public education, research and collections needs. There are several volunteer committees through which volunteers can contribute their time and skills.

Click on the links below for further information about each committee:

2020 Volunteer Recruitment

During the Spring 2020 intake, we are seeking volunteers for the following committees:

Please note: all new volunteers are required to attend all three sessions of MOA 101: Introductory Training Seminar:

  • June 22, 2020 | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • September 14, 2020 | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • September 21, 2020 | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Recruitment Information Sessions

  • March 10, 2020 | 2 – 3 pm
  • March 12, 2020 | 7 – 8 pm

Application Process

  • Deadline: Postponed

If you have any questions, please contact volunteers@moa.ubc.ca.