Over 100 active volunteers help keep di Rosa running, and we rely on them in all areas of our operation. Volunteers lead public tours, staff our admissions desk, provide occasional office support, and help out at programs and events. Volunteers enjoy many benefits, including experiences that can only happen behind the scenes at di Rosa.

Volunteer opportunities at di Rosa are ongoing. The greatest needs are currently in two areas:

Lead tours of di Rosa’s galleries and grounds. Docents are given 14 weeks of training and education in the art of Northern California. Upon completion, docents lead an average of two or more tours each month, representing di Rosa’s collection to thousands of visitors annually. Those interested in volunteering should be enthusiastic, articulate, and available to fulfill a tour schedule commitment.

Gatehouse Desk Volunteer
Be the first to welcome visitors to di Rosa. Gatehouse Desk Volunteers greet visitors, handle admissions, and assist with retail shop sales. Training consists of 2 two-hour sessions. Upon completion, volunteers work at the admissions desk an average of four to eight hours each month. Those interested in volunteering should be enthusiastic, organized, and available to fulfill the monthly commitment.

Apply now to join the next training session!


di Rosa offers a limited number of internships for credit in association with with colleges and universities in the Bay Area and beyond. Internships are regularly available in the areas of Collections Management, Collections Care, Public Relations, or Arts Administration. Requirements and details vary by department. An internship application form can be downloaded here.

For more information, contact our Education & Volunteer Manager.


Help us fulfill di Rosa’s public mission and serve members of our community. Become a volunteer today!

• Volunteer on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly schedule.

• Learn about the collection from seminal artists and curators.

• Enjoy informative and social gatherings.

To apply, or learn about additional opportunities or get more information please contact our Education & Volunteer Manager at 707-226-5991 x24 or by email for an application.