Volunteers are an integral part of the success of our Museum operations and programming. Over 225 active volunteers ranging in age from 16 to 90 contribute their time and talents in a variety of ways at the Museum. Students (high school and college) are also welcome to volunteer at The Dali for approved course credit or scholarship requirements.
Areas of opportunity include guest relations, education, membership, marketing, operations, evening and day-time special events, and more. Training is provided and volunteers receive special benefits for their service.
The Dali seeks volunteers from all backgrounds. A background in art is not required for most volunteer opportunities.
To get started, please submit the form below or sign up by mail, download and send our volunteer form (PDF). If you have any questions call 727.623.4731, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Volunteer Office at the Museum.
If you are a college student or graduate seeking a seasonal internship, learn more here.
Volunteer Spotlight: Ken Ford
For the last three years, Ken Ford has arrived at The Dali at 7am for his volunteer shift and is gone before the Museum opens. Working among the plants and trees that are his pride and joy, he can be found in the gardens at least twice weekly, moving plants that have become crowded, weeding, clipping, filling bare spots and whatever else Gardener Gus Vargas asks him to assist with. “Ken is my right hand man,” says Gus. (In addition to Ken, Gus oversees volunteers Cindy and Debbie, but always welcomes more helping hands in the garden.) The garden was designed to be perfect when The Dali opened in 2011, but natural growth created shade over sun-starved plants and pushed trees into one another. Much of today’s work is clearing paths and restoring proportion. In Ken’s opinion, “We have a phenomenal garden for a phenomenal Museum.”