The office has a constant flow of people, phone calls and paperwork. We can always use volunteers to assist our staff with various office tasks such as labeling our monthly mailings, preparing and mailing our newsletters, data entry, answering phones, or greeting people/handling sales as they come. The time required for this volunteer opportunity is flexible with your schedule. Remember that you can use the mileage to and from volunteer work in your taxes.
Monthly; a new exhibit arrives at our gallery. We use volunteers to place and hang the exhibit. To place an exhibit requires great design and display skills. To hang an exhibit requires the ability to measure, and drive nails or screws. We also use volunteers after the exhibit to help remove the artwork, patch and touch up paint. These positions require that the volunteer handle the artwork properly. While placing seems to be a given talent, training is available for hanging and removing. These jobs are done once a month and usually take a few hours to complete.
Discovery Gift Shop:
The Gallery maintains a year round gift shop displaying arts & crafts by local and regional artists. Our volunteers help maintain the shop by dusting and rearranging the items. This can be done at your convenience any time the gallery is open.
Our opening receptions are held once a month, usually on the opening week. We like to provide finger foods, beverages and soft music for our guests to enjoy as they walk around the gallery to view the exhibit. These events are a great opportunity for socializing! The receptions are 2 hours and cleanup usually takes about 1/2 hour.
Service Group Host:
If you belong to a service group that wants to host one of our receptions, we ask that your group make or buy finger food for 75-100 people, arrive early to set up the food table, maintain food throughout the event and then help clean up. We will recognize your group in our press releases, on our web site and in the gallery.
Individuals are contacted to provide finger foods for an opening reception, when a service group is not available.
Hostess: To maintain and serve the beverages provided during the reception. To help oversee the food table and keep the area supplied when a service group is not available.
An individual or small group willing to provide background music for our guests to enjoy.
Soup in a Bowl:
This wonderful event is held every year on a march Saturday. This event takes a great deal of planning and many volunteers. Volunteers help with everything from tables and chairs, helping the food vendors set up, serving and clean up.