Palmer Ambassadors

Love art and meeting new people? Want to give back AND get involved with the NEW Palmer Museum of Art? Volunteer as a Palmer Ambassador!

The Palmer Museum of Art, reopening in its new home at the Arboretum on Saturday, June 1, 2024, is now accepting applications for volunteers! Volunteer Palmer Ambassadors help welcome and engage visitors and support educational programming and spaces. Shifts are flexible and include: sharing information about the collection and special exhibitions, assisting visitors with artmaking, wayfinding help in the galleries, representing the museum at community events, and more! 

Volunteer Palmer Ambassador perks include: access to exhibitions previews, discounts on museum programs and merchandise, social opportunities, and valuable experience at a cultural institution. 


To get started, complete and submit the volunteer application form linked below by Monday, April 8.


Palmer Ambassador Application Form


For questions, contact Rebecca Simpson, Visitor Experience Manager at the Palmer, by emailing 


Please note: The first group of volunteer ambassadors will be onboarded March through May in preparation for the grand re-opening of the museum this June. Volunteers should plan to be available for both Saturday afternoons listed below. [The Saturday, April 13th training will take place via Zoom due to Penn State’s Blue-White football game.]


Spring 2024 Volunteer Onboarding Dates

Saturday Afternoons 

April 13, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Zoom)

May 18, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.