Connect with the art world, enrich your community and make meaningful connections as a Lester Prize volunteer. Volunteers bring our vision of creating a culturally rich society to life.

This is a unique experience to work on a major national arts event that showcases artists from across Australia.

Our mission is to deliver high quality exhibitions, events and programs for artists and the greater community, using visual arts to celebrate the practice of portraiture. Volunteers make this mission possible.


We require the support of volunteers who enjoy interacting with the public and sharing the exhibition, the artists and the artworks with our community.

The Lester Prize volunteer program provides structured shifts for both weekday and weekend volunteer work, allowing individuals the opportunity to work in varying stages of the exhibition season in roles including gallery invigilation, opening nights and events.

We will provide you with recognition, support, training, and information required to undertake your duties.


  • Gain experience in the Australian arts sector
  • Build your personal and professional network in the arts and community development sectors
  • Enhance your skills and experience with a range of opportunities across events, marketing, prize administration and customer service
  • Invitations to exclusive Lester Prize events
  • Join our supportive and dedicated team of art enthusiasts

Register your interest below. Registrations close Friday, 9 September. For further information please contact

I have loved everything about my volunteering experience this year! It’s been absolutely amazing and enriching for me, and I hope to volunteer again soon.

It was such a pleasure assisting with the running of the Youth Awards Night... It was wonderful to meet and see the work of so many young and very talented artists. I’m so glad it went so smoothly and successfully.