Call for Volunteers

Join the BNG Family

Volunteers are integral to the growth and ongoing work of the Bermuda National Gallery. Our volunteers bring skills and knowledge that complement and supplement those of the staff — their passion and insight enhance the work we do in every way.

Presently, we have volunteers that serve as front desk hosts, event staff and that assist with exhibition installation needs, along with committee and board members who also volunteer their time. Moving forward, we’re eager to expand upon volunteer support surrounding event management, gallery docent tours, outreach and fundraising.

It’s a great time to get on board as a BNG volunteer — whatever your availability, background and experience, there is a niche to suit your skills and interests somewhere at the gallery!

For further information on ways that you could help, contact Lara Hetzel, Volunteer Coordinator and Operations Officer at

Top: BNG’s current intern, Julia Cox, replenishes stock of the Bermuda Biennial BNG Kids activity books. Above: Gherdai Hassell leads a tour of her first solo exhibition I Am Because You Are for BNG volunteers. 

Volunteer at City Art Fest

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Bermuda National Gallery and the 70th anniversary of the Bermuda Society of Arts and we will be celebrating this combined 100 years of art with an afternoon of gallery tours, workshops and live performances spanning art, poetry and music.

If you are keen to support BNG and the BSOA and are able to spare a couple of hours on Sunday, December 11, or in the run up to it, we’d love your help at the City Art Fest

There are lots of ways that you can help:

  • Welcome/Wayfinding (on the day)
  • Assisting with workshop activities (on the day)
  • Supporting arts & craft vendors (on the day)
  • Promoting the festival via marketing and flyer distribution (next week)
  • Festival documentation (on the day)
  • Breakdown of the event (on the day)

If you are interested, please email

Education Docents Needed

Opening at the end of January, Simplicity of Form: Unfolding Abstraction examines the development of abstract art and its seismic impact on contemporary Western Art through the Green family collection, bringing together an unparalleled selection of works by artists such as Frank Stella, Kenneth Noland, Alexander Calder and Henri Matisse

We will be running an extensive education outreach programme to accompany the exhibition, made possible by the Green family’s generous loan of the Hamilton Princess bus service which will bring school tours in from across the island throughout February, March and April

We will be running two school tours a day during this period and are looking for education docents to help lead these alongside BNG Education Officer Rehana Packwood. Full training will be provided, along with exhibition activity resources.

Tours, which take 45 mins, will run from January 30 through to April 30 and will take place mid-morning and at lunchtime daily.  Students will be joining from primary, middle and senior schools. If you have a preference for which age range you would prefer to work with, please let us know and we will co-ordinate the schedule with your availability.

If any volunteers are available to assist with crowd control during that time, that would also be appreciated. This will be less frequent, depending on the class size and number of teachers accompanying the class.

To register your interest, please email  

Top: Students from West Pembroke Primary visit Our People, Our Places, Our Stories: The African Collection. Above: Students from East End Primary visit From Darkness to Light: Portraits by Henry Ward