VOLUNTEERING IS FUN
Hundreds of volunteers contribute thousands of hours annually working the front desk, directing visitors, helping with special events, exhibit openings, artist receptions, mailings, festivals, and more. Art Center volunteers work side by side with staff and are a key component in running a fun, friendly Art Center. We offer internships for college students. We value our volunteers and honor them every year with a volunteer luncheon. Without our dedicated volunteers the day to day operations of the Art Center would not be possible.
Interested? Call 361-884-6406
Front Desk – Three hour shifts. Scheduled basis. Duties include answering the phone, welcoming & directing visitors, assisting staff and more.
Mailings – Assist in the labeling, sorting, & folding of monthly postcard or other mailing. Three hour shift. As needed basis.
Gallery Intakes – Manage the intake of new gallery art. Includes assisting artists, accepting payments, categorizing art etc. As needed basis; 1-2 times a month.
Family Art Time Assistant– Assist the Family Art Time instructor with administering the project. Includes making sample projects, setup, helping visitors with the project, & cleanup. Family Art Time is every Wednesday from 5-7 pm and every Saturday from 10am – 2 pm. Scheduled or as needed basis.
Farmer’s Market Greeter – Every Wednesday from 5 – 8 pm. Duties include guiding & interacting with visitors, attracting visitors to the inside, & answering questions. Scheduled or as needed basis.
Building Cleanup – May include picking up of rooms, organizing art supplies, filing papers, packing artwork, straightening artwork on the walls, assisting staff, and more. Scheduled or as needed basis.
Special Event Support – Special events include our Avant Garden Gala fundraiser (fall), Souper Bowl fundraiser (February), Arts Alive Festival (Labor Day weekend), and more. Duties would include support prior to event, and management during.
Special Event Committee – The Art Center relies heavily on volunteer run committees to execute the management of our Special Events. Duties would include attending scheduled meetings throughout the year, assist with decision making, executing assigned duties, marketing and more. Current committees: Arts Alive Festival & Souper Bowl (Fundraiser with the Food Bank)
Student Intern Program – Offered to college students needing intern experience. The program is tailored to meet the students’ academic needs and can be full time or part time.
High-School Volunteer Hours – Volunteer opportunities are offered to high-school students in need of community service hours. Student will be asked to either be the Family Art Time assistant or another job.