Volunteer Opportunities

get involved as a volunteer

Get involved with AKC Museum of the Dog as a volunteer! At MOD, we believe in the importance of shared creativity and interactive learning. Through this opportunity, volunteers will train as docents to encourage unique and memorable museum experiences. Volunteers assist in facilitating public and family programming that welcome new conversations around art and dogs. Volunteer candidates with fine art or education backgrounds are encouraged to apply, and of course, a love for dogs is key! Applicants should be comfortable and confident interacting with visitors.

Volunteer responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Act as docents leading public tours created by the Museum. Docents are encouraged to make tours their own while using the guidelines and information provided by the Museum.
  • Engage visitors in the Library and Archives by facilitating crafts and children’s activities (if they have interest in working with children).
  • Provide information about the Museum’s upcoming exhibitions, public programs, and visitor services.
  • Participate in docent orientation and workshops to improve visitor service, including exhibition walk-throughs and tour assessment.



If you are interested in applying to volunteer with MOD, please fill out this brief form explaining your interest and passion towards these responsibilities with the Museum!

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Out of courtesy to our neighbors, only service dogs and invited demonstration dogs are allowed in the museum.



Service animals are welcome in the museum. The museum entrance is wheelchair accessible via the building’s main plaza on the corner of Park Ave and E 40th Street. Accessible elevators are located on the first floor of the museum to the left of the admissions desk and gift shop. Public restrooms include accessible facilities.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please feel free to contact the museum.

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Photography Policy

Non-flash photography is permitted in the Museum for personal (non commercial) use except where noted. Flash photography, videography and tripods are not permitted in the Museum.