Volunteer Opportunities

Executive Director Andy Goddard Welcomes Volunteers

Exhibitions Chair Linda Kramer Discusses Volunteer Opportunities

Administrative Assistant Morgan Moos Shares Front Desk Needs

Volunteer Opportunities

Many volunteer opportunities can be customized to fit your interests and skills.  However, the following volunteer opportunities are critical to RiverArts  programs and events as well as day-to-day operations.

Gallery Support
Greet and welcome visitors during gallery hours, special events and openings (answer questions and provide information, directions, and specific guidance to patrons). Assist staff with clerical tasks, such as filing, photocopying, data entry, answering and making phone calls, compiling membership information, arranging handouts and other information to share and producing marketing, financial and programmatic reports. Help with inventory and display of shop art and correspondence with artists. Assignments vary according to the volunteer’s interests and skill sets.

Exhibitions Support
Assist with sign-in/sign-out of artwork, hanging of artwork and placement of labels. Curate a show. Create show Press Releases, posters, newsletter articles and other marketing materials. Photograph show entries for the website.

Write articles for special events. Design Constant Contact emails and ads to advertise events. Write press releases for upcoming shows and classes.

Events Planning and Support
Assist with the planning and organizing of programs, field trips, social events including tasks such as arranging entertainment, bus tours, guest lecturers, and publicity.  Our large annual events always need volunteers as well.  Work with chairs of Paint the Town, Studio Tour, RiverFest and Arts Alice to help organize, publicize, decorate, seek sponsors and run the event.

First Friday Support
Assist in soliciting food and drink for First Fridays, help set up the food and bar, welcome and click in the guests and bartend or clean up after the evening ends.

Provide carpentry, paining and equipment repair and prepping/painting walls between shows.

Education support
Assist the Education Committee in planning workshops, soliciting instructors, writing up classes for newsletter and email marketing, and calling members about their interests.

Community Projects Design community projects, write descriptions of projects, talk to community members about their ideas and solicit participants for project.

Andy Goddard, Executive Director Welcomes Volunteers