Due to damage from Hurricane Beryl, the Rothko Chapel is currently closed as we undergo necessary repairs. The Welcome House will be open 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Please continue to check our website for updates related to opening hours as more information becomes available.


Join the Guild

Support Transformative Experiences at the Rothko Chapel

Greet, Guide & Gather

Join our community of engaged volunteers who contribute their time and skills to support the visitor experience at the Rothko Chapel. Guild Members must be 18 or older and have a strong interest in the Rothko Chapel and mission. Volunteers serve 2 shifts per month for one year from September to August. Shifts range from 2 to 4 hours.

For all volunteer positions, we are seeking collaborative individuals who are committed to serving the needs of international, interfaith visitors.

Events Team: Gathering Communities

Event Volunteers provide support for public programs, private services, and special events. We are seeking volunteers who:

  - Enjoy or excel working with crowds and in fast-paced environments
  - Have experience or interest in working at events and/or in hospitality
  - Are available primarily on evenings Mondays through Thursdays, 5-9:30pm. Weekday and weekend afternoon shifts are occasionally offered.

Guide Team: Facilitating the Visitor Experience

Guides provide opportunities for visitor education and engagement by leading guided visits of the Chapel. We are seeking volunteers who:

  - Enjoy speaking in front of groups or want to develop these skills
  - Have experience in educational settings or have served as a docent (preferred)
  - Are available primarily Friday through Sunday between 11am-5pm, and occasional weekday mornings or afternoons per individual tour requests

Please note: New Guides are required to serve at least 1 year in the Welcome House, unless they have significant prior experience as a docent, leading tours, or have prior in-depth knowledge of the Rothko Chapel.

Benefits for Guild Members & Commitments from Chapel Staff

Guild Members enjoy working with a diverse, intergenerational group of passionate Chapel supporters. Volunteers participate in special educational offerings and social gatherings onsite and throughout the Houston-area. Guild also receive a discount on Chapel merchandise and invitation to an annual Recognition Celebration.

Staff offer thorough orientation and training, online access to scheduling, timely email communications, clear volunteer assignments and mentorship by experienced Guild Members for a respectful and fun volunteer environment.

How to Join
We are not accepting applications for New Guild Members at this time. 

Please contact programs@rothkochapel.org to learn more about volunteering and next opportunities to apply. 


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