The Ferry Building Gallery is a community gallery run by the District of West Vancouver. Its success depends on a team of dedicated volunteers who share their time and talent to help us fulfill our mandate.

We strive to create an environment that allows our volunteers to give back to the community while developing their own skills, gaining valuable experience and finding personal fulfilment.


Volunteer roles at the gallery

General (docent):

  • greet and engage with gallery patrons
  • answer inquiries about the art, artists, the gallery and the surrounding area
  • track attendance 
  • encourage visitors to leave their comments in our guestbook and sign up for our e-newsletter
  • sell artwork and merchandise using our Point of Sale system
  • volunteers must be comfortable with computers and handling sales

Great Gifts holiday exhibition and sale:

  • set up and maintain gallery displays
  • sell merchandise—the show has 35-40 artists and is more like a retail store 
  • handle cash transactions using our point of sale system 
  • assist customers on the floor
  • track attendance

Harmony Arts Festival:

  • track attendance
  • greet and engage with gallery patrons
  • sell artwork and merchandise
  • assist with setup of the ArtsSpeaks tent 
  • assist at ArtSpeaks workshops, demos and lectures

Evening events and exhibition openings:

  • assist with evening events and exhibition openings
  • set up chairs and tables, re-arrange the gallery and prepare food and drinks
  • serve our patrons, and keep track of who is there
  • handle cash transactions

Volunteer Application Form

Donate to the gallery

We appreciate the generous support of community members who assist the gallery in maintaining its standard of excellence. You may wish to make a donation to support the gallery’s exhibitions and programs. 

We accept cash or cheque donations. A receipt for income tax purposes will be issued for any amount of $25 or more.

Ferry Building Gallery Sponsors

flowes by nanBritish Pacific Propertieswest vancouver schools
OPUS Art SuppliesDelany's Coffee House



Laura Morrison
Assistant Program Coordinator