volunteer

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VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP PROCESS 

Thanks to COVID, it has been over 2 years since we have had volunteers in the Art Center, and we are happy to say that time has come to an end!  With things picking up and a lot happening at the Art Center, we are in need of volunteers to help with everything from the front desk, exhibit receptions, gallery change-outs and Farmers' Market greeters. Art Center volunteers work side by side with staff and are a key component in running a fun, friendly Art Center. Without our dedicated volunteers the day to day operations of the Art Center would not be possible.

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QUESTIONS? 
Call 361-884-6406 or
email volunteer@artcentercc.org 

about volunteering

  • All volunteers must be age 18 or older.  

  • All volunteers, new and returning, must first register and then attend a volunteer orientation prior to volunteering.  See below.

  • Signing up for volunteer shifts is done entirely online (see link below).  Sign up as often as you would like.  We will do our best to keep the schedule updated a few months out at a time.

  • We have a very fun and laid back atmosphere here at the Art Center, and pride ourselves on being a great place to not only visit, but to volunteer.

  • We are happy to verify your volunteer hours if needed for your organization or school.

  • DOWNLOAD THE "SignUpGenius" APP TO YOUR PHONE and use it to sign up and manage volunteer shifts.  It is very simple.  Either use the link provided or search in the Find a Sign Up and type: volunteer@artcentercc.org.  The app allows you to add your shifts to your calendar, easily change or remove shifts, and more.

how to volunteer

STEP 1 – SIGN UP FOR MAILING LIST HERE.  This allows us to capture your contact information in our database for communications.  (If you are already a member or on our mailing list, please disregard and move to step 2).

STEP 2 – REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER BELOW.   Scroll down for volunteer registration form.  You will be asked to sign that you have read and agree to the waiver of liability and the Art Center Code of Conduct.  PLEASE BE SURE TO READ both files prior to registering and signing.

STEP 3 – ATTEND A VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION.  ALL volunteers, returning and new, will need to attend an orientation prior to first volunteer shift. See below for current dates and details on orientations.  PLEASE RSVP to volunteer@artcentercc.org to let us know which orientation you plan to attend or if you cannot attend any of the scheduled times.

STEP 4 – SIGN UP FOR VOLUNTEER SHIFTS ONLINE HERE.  Click the link to find a complete current list of volunteers shifts needed and sign up!  Please notice the tabs across the top / the drop-down menu for different jobs. Sign up for as few or as many as you like, we just ask that you are committed to attending the shifts you sign up for, as we rely heavily on the spaces getting filled and we miss out if someone ends up not making it. 

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND A SHIFT YOU SIGNED UP FOR OR WISH TO CHANGE IT:

  • OPTION 1:  Locate your confirmation email from the shift you are needing to remove/change, and find the link at the bottom left that says "EDIT MY SIGN UP"​

  • OPTION 2:  Visit the sign up webpage and click the red button that says "I NEED TO CHANGE MY SIGN UP"

  • IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MAKE A SHIFT THAT TAKES PLACE WITHIN 48 HOURS, please do the above but also call us at 361-884-6406 to let us know so we can do our best to fill your spot.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS:

UPCOMING DATES COMING VERY SOON!

Please email volunteer@artcentercc.org to inquire!

  • ALL volunteers (new and returning) must attend an orientation prior to first volunteer shift.

  • Please RSVP to volunteer@artcentercc.org with your name and which orientation you plan to attend.

  • Orientation will last roughly 20-30 minutes, and will cover the basics of the Art Center, what we do, where everything is, how to work the phones, etc.

  • Please email volunteer@artcentercc.org if you cannot attend one of the scheduled orientation dates.

  • Please arrive with plenty of time to park on the Wednesday evening ones as this takes place during the Farmers' Market.

volunteer jobs

FRONT DESK – Duties include answering the phone, greeting and directing visitors, maintaining the front desk, helping with pick-up/drop-off of artwork, assisting staff, and more.  Three hour shifts, two shifts per day, Tuesday - Saturday, 1 volunteer per shift. 

EXHIBIT CHANGE-OUTS – Includes assisting with intake of new artwork or the pick up of past artwork, paperwork, answering the phones, being at the front desk, moving artwork, assisting staff, greeting/directing artists and more.  Volunteers must be able to lift 20 pounds and help with moving of pieces of artwork.  1 - 2 times per month.  Three hour shifts, most often on a Sunday, 1 volunteer per time slot.

EXHIBIT RECEPTIONS – Includes assisting with opening receptions, helping with refreshments when applicable, answering the phone, greeting visitors, assisting staff, being at the front desk and more.  Typically once per month, date and times vary, but most often on a Friday Friday in conjunction with ArtWalk, from 4:30 - 7:30.

FARMERS' MARKET GREETER – Entails greeting visitors coming in for the Farmers' Market, managing the front desk, answering phone calls, assisting staff and more.  Every Wednesday evening from 4:30 - 8:00pm.  Perk!  You get to enjoy the Farmers' Market!

REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER

PRIOR TO REGISTERING, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS AS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO VERIFY & SIGN THAT YOU HAVE READ, AGREE AND CONSENT:

ART CENTER VOLUNTEER WAIVER OF LIABILITY

 

ART CENTER CODE OF CONDUCT

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