The Washington Pavilion appreciates and depends upon its volunteers!

Volunteers play a pivotal role in maximizing the visitor experience and are some of the most valued assets and advocates for the Washington Pavilion’s programs. Take a look at the many rewarding opportunities that are available in this one-of-a-kind environment. Washington Pavilion volunteers have the joy of being able to serve the community while satisfying their passions!

A Wide Variety of Opportunities

With a vast array of high-quality programming and educational activities available, there is something for everyone! No experience required! Volunteer orientations and area-specific training are provided.

Performances and Events

  • Performance Hall Ushers
  • Dakota Academy of Performing Arts: Youth Music/Theatre Production Volunteers
  • Coat Check Volunteers

Kirby Science Discovery Center

  • Floor Assistants, Wells Fargo CineDome Ushers, Jack's Imagination Lab Assistants, Demo Cart Supervisors

Visual Arts Center

  • Exhibition Docents, Entrance Desk Greeters, Raven Children's Studio Assistants


  • Camp and Class Assistants, Open Clay Studio Attendants, Action Arts & Science Outreach Volunteers

In and Around the Washington Pavilion

  • Greeters
  • “Street Team” Marketing Volunteers
  • Mailing Volunteers
  • Festivals and Events Volunteers at Free First Fridays, Ag Day, Spooky Science, Sidewalk Arts Festival and more!

We work around you!

Whether you are 13 or 103, whether you have 5 hours or 5,000 hours to give, every volunteer is important and vital to the success of the Pavilion! Opportunities range from one-time activities to seasonal projects and ongoing sustaining commitments. However long and however much you want to volunteer, you’ll be sure to find a successful, rewarding match at the Washington Pavilion.

Reap the Many Benefits!

Volunteers value the chance to express their creativity, partake in the community’s cultural offerings, connect with a wide variety of community members, and serve as ambassadors for arts and science education.

In addition to these intangible rewards, volunteers are eligible for:

  • Free vouchers to the Kirby Science Discovery Center and Visual Arts Center
  • Discounts on memberships, classes and at Leonardo’s Café
  • Free parking during the work week
  • Invitations to appreciation & recognition events

Ready to Join the Team?

Call or email our Volunteer Coordinator, Brett Cooper, to get started bcooper@washingtonpavilion.org or (605) 731-2375.

Help preserve Washington High School's Heritage

Be a part of the effort to preserve the Washington High School’s heritage by contacting the Washington High School Historical Committee on their website.