Meaningful Work. Making A Difference.
Join our team of dedicated volunteers and help us preserve and share the
legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright in his desert laboratory.
It’s been said that when you spell volunteer V•O•L•N•T•E•E•R what’s missing is “U”!
We are a community that attracts and welcomes over 130,000 visitors each year. You’ll meet and work with people from throughout the world. Diversity and Inclusion are values that guide us, with our volunteers coming from all walks of life and experiences.
About Our Volunteer Program
Volunteering for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation takes place at Taliesin West, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Historic Landmark. When you share your time and talents by volunteering with us you’ll be doing meaningful work at one of the world’s most treasured historic sites. Our volunteers are vital in helping us preserve, educate, and inspire others to the legacy Frank Lloyd Wright left us.
Our comprehensive volunteer program welcomes, values, and celebrates your gifts of time and talent.
Volunteering with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (FLWF) offers an opportunity to impact the world through our mission; ‘to inspire people to discover and embrace an architecture for better living through meaningful connections to nature, the arts, and each other’ while serving our visitors.
Our volunteers work alongside our staff on initiatives like public engagement, fundraising, and Foundation operations.
Being a volunteer means that you are an integral part of our Foundation team; together we do valued work that fosters creativity, collaboration, and camaraderie.
Many volunteers have applied for career opportunities with us and become current staff members, and we’ve also had staff members retire and become volunteers. We welcome both!
“As I drive into Taliesin West each day, the air seems to shift. Arriving the first day for my interview, I felt that shift. This change in perception is present years later, day or night, weekday or weekend.
Mr. Wright’s work and influence lingers for all to see and feel. The Collections Department has been instrumental in my particular understanding and appreciation of this profound architect.”
Molly Miller, Collections Volunteer
Don’t know about Frank Lloyd Wright? No problem; we think you’ll feel inspired while volunteering in our beautiful surroundings. No experience is necessary except a willingness to learn.
Volunteers tell us they like being here because of the amazing and unique environment in which we get to do our work. But you’ll also have a generous discount in our Taliesin West Retail Store and the opportunity to see fantastic programming while volunteering. Volunteers are not paid, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be rewarded.
Meet One of Our Treasured Volunteers
Nancy Brandl has been generously volunteering her time and talents with us since 2009. This is what Nancy said about volunteering with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
“Working at this unique, scenic site at the foot of the McDowell Mountains, surrounded by interesting people in a historical setting, learning more about preservation, architecture, and the fascinating world of Frank Lloyd Wright – these are the reasons volunteering at the FLW Foundation has been rewarding and enjoyable to me.”
What You’ll Be Doing
We regularly offer Wayfinding, Greeting, and Evaluator roles for our Cultural Programs Department, which offer programs like Friday Night Films, Sunsets & Sips, and Wellness.
We also offer various support roles for our Youth & Family Programs such as half-day, all-day and virtual camps, Field trips, Homeschool Explorations programs, Family workshops, and episodically need support for special events, member events, private events, administrative support, and more.
Work a schedule that works best for you; we offer volunteer opportunities seven days a week.
Volunteers for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation are a minimum of 18 years old and commit to at least 1-2 volunteer activities/month, but we hope you’ll have so much fun you’ll want to work regularly and keep coming back!
We look for volunteers who are friendly and comfortable interacting with a diverse group of people. We do accommodate seasonal volunteers. Feel free to discuss your scheduling limitations with the volunteer program manager.
What will I gain from volunteer work?
The vision of our volunteer program is to support the culture of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation through the use of community volunteers who collaborate, communicate, and care for the three focus areas of our organization: preservation, innovation, and education. As you demonstrate a commitment to our organization, you can expect to be told you matter and are valued, treated with dignity and respect, given meaningful work, recognized for your contributions, kept apprised of “goings on” at Taliesin West, and more.
Ready To Join The Team?
Complete our volunteer application by clicking the link in the red box below. This will allow us to learn more about you and the volunteer experience you’d like to have with us. Please Note: The next volunteer orientation will take place in the fall.
Once completed you’ll be contacted by our volunteer manager and invited to attend our next new volunteer orientation. This lasts approximately two hours and is only required one time. Volunteer Orientations are held 1-2 times/month. At orientation, you will meet people who share the same interest and passion, learn about the activities you’ll have the opportunity to work on, become versed in how to schedule activities, and more. We can’t wait to welcome you!
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