Art gallery school tours need volunteer guides

Kelowna Art Gallery welcomes more than 6,000 students from schools throughout the Central Okanagan each year.

The Kelowna Art Gallery is currently looking for volunteer docents (tour guides) for its 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 art gallery’s school tour program welcomes more than 6,000 students from schools throughout the Central Okanagan through its 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,” said 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 on the art work,” she said.

All docents receive full instruction on the art in each exhibition and advanced training about working with students in a gallery setting.

In addition, docents receive a complimentary Kelowna Art Gallery membership, and after three months of service, earn a free KAG art class or workshop of their choice.

Interested applicants are invited to come with questions to the Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 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, Sept. 21. Application forms are available online or at the gallery reception desk.

For more information please call the gallery at 250-762-2226.

The Kelowna Art Gallery is located at 1315 Water St., 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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