The Center depends on a committed group of dedicated member volunteers to fill a variety of positions and to participate in a wide range of activities and events vital to the successful operation of the Center. Training is available. To get involved, review the many volunteer opportunities.

Treasure Market
Help with this special biennial sale of art, antiques, and collectibles, which benefits the Center's acquisitions program.
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Docents provide interactive tours of the Cantor Arts Center, the Rodin collection, special exhibitions, and art on the Stanford campus. A new docent training class will begin in September 2012 and run through June 2013. Training will take place at the Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 2 pm; in addition, trainees will be expected to complete readings and other outside assignments and to participate in public tours with a mentor. Upon completion of training, docents are expected to conduct 20 tours per year for a minimum of three years.

Previous experience with art and teaching are not required for admission to the training program.

Visitor Services
Volunteers staff the information desks in the museum. These volunteers are the front line of service at the Center; they greet visitors and provide information about the Center as well as about exhibitions, programs and events. The Center depends upon the visitor service volunteers to facilitate a positive visitor experience.

Greet visitors and handle merchandise and sales. Requires regular, twice-a-month shifts.

Administrative Support
Provide information and general office support. Requires regular, twice-a-month shifts.

Programs and Events
Assist with programs and events. Excellent opportunity for those who want to volunteer but can't commit to a regular shift.

Next Generation
Next Generation is a group of Cantor Arts Center members who create programs and events designed to foster the development of the “next-generation” of Center members, supporters, and volunteer leadership. Next Generation’s events include activities for young professionals and families, including the annual Flashlight Tour of outdoor art, Family Day, and exhibition-related programming.

Art Tours
Join the Art Tours Committee and plan popular art tours to private art collections and special exhibitions at other museums around the Bay Area and beyond.
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Art Focus
Work with the Art Focus Committee to plan and execute a series of lecture/discussion sessions addressing a variety of topics of interest to Center members.
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Docent Library
Assist with standard library duties in the library, which supports the docents and the docent training program.

Student Guides
Stanford students lead informal discussions for Stanford student groups.
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For information, or to sign up as a volunteer, email or call 650-721-6585.