Become a Volunteer Today!

Join the Friends of the Vero Beach Museum of Art!







What a great way to meet people and really make a difference!

The Friends of the Vero Beach Museum of Art is a group of volunteers who, for more than 30 years, have helped to build and sustain the primary cultural arts facility along the Treasure Coast. The Friends were founded in 1979 by Jean Armstrong as the Community Committee, and has grown in size and scope over the years. But their objective remains the same – to support the Museum’s mission to provide cultural leadership and enrichment for the Vero Beach community.


Become a Friend and Get Involved!

The Museum Store, film library, youth and adult programs, special events and administration are a few of the volunteer opportunities available at the Museum throughout the year – it just depends on your schedule and interests! Additionally, during the winter months, volunteers may attend FOCUS gatherings (Friends’ Opportunities, Cultural Updates and Social Gatherings), hour-long sessions planned to “focus” on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, introduce new Friends’ members, and provide mission-based cultural programs for the group’s enjoyment.

All Friends must be active members of the Museum and commit to a minimum of 10 hours over the course of the year. To apply, please visit the Visitors Services desk at the Museum to complete an application. Once it is received, you will be interviewed then connected with a Friend who will assist you in finding a volunteer opportunity that will be suitable for your interests, schedule and talents. For more information, contact Chris Emmershy, Volunteer Assistant, cemmershy@vbmuseum.org.


Youth & Family Volunteers

Contact Director of Education, Sara Klein, for more information.


Welcome to the Friends!

2018-2019 Friends Council

The Council members work in conjunction with Staff Liaisons at the Museum. Please feel free to contact any Council member with questions.

Council Chair
Susan Smith

Pam Sandzen

VBMA Marketing
Susan Burns

Programs & Events
Mary Blair

Art Zone
Judith Poley

Youth & Family Programs
Barb Dorvee