Volunteer with us!

Volunteer with us!

Looking for a way to support your local arts community?  Why not volunteer?!

Each month, we need the help of talented, fun-loving people like you to support all of the amazing things going on in our arts community!  Here are the volunteer opportunities that are coming up this month – just fill out the form at the bottom of the post below or email us at info@nickelplatearts.org to sign up:

 

NOVEMBER

  • Second Saturday Activity Assistant- November 10, Nickel Plate Arts Campus
    • Assist our Guest Experience Coordinator in facilitating this month’s activity, which is creating Thanksgiving Centerpieces
    • Must be able & willing to initiate conversations, engage people & encourage adults and children to participate in making their own centerpieces
    • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov 10
    • This can be split into up to three shifts per day:
    • 9:30 am – 12:30 p.m. (includes set-up)
    • 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (includes tear-down)

  • Staging Crew for ‘Gifted’ Exhibit- November 16, 17, 19 and 20, Nickel Plate Arts Campus
    • Assist Staff in cataloging, labeling and arranging all items for our Gifted exhibit.
    • This is the biggest exhibit of the year, so we have lots of details to take care of, but it’s also the most fun!
    • Volunteers get first dibs on purchasing items!
    • Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds, move furniture, and work with delicate objects
    • Must be comfortable with learning to use an iPad
    • We could use up to 2 people on each day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Help is most needed on Nov 16 and 17. 

  • Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Class Assistant- 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Nov 24th
    • Assist our Pop-up class teacher with set-up, support students during the class, and assist with tear-down
    • May also be needed to aid staff with sales transactions and other management of campus operations

 

DECEMBER:

  • December First Friday Event Support- 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec 7
    • Assist staff in preparing for, implementing, and cleaning up after the event
    • Must be able to lift 25 pounds and move furniture indoors and out
    • Must be able to work with food and alcohol
    • Must be comfortable utilizing iPad for sales in our sales system 

  • December First Friday Gift Wrapper- 5:30 -9 p.m. on Friday, Dec 7 (includes set-up)
    • We’re looking for an expert Gift Wrapper to help our patrons artfully wrap the holiday gifts they buy during First Friday
    • We’ll supply all the trimmings – you supply the know-how and the enthusiasm!

  • Santa’s Workshops Assistant- 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 1, 8, 15 and 22
    • Assist our workshop teacher with set-up, support students during the class, and assist with tear-down
    • Must be able to work in an unstructured environment with children of differing ages and skill levels
    • May also be needed to aid staff with sales transactions and other management of campus operations

  • Late Night Shopping Event Support- 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 16th
    • Assist staff and artists in preparing for and implementing the party and cleaning up after the event
    • Guests will rotate through art stations and be encouraged to shop in our exhibits and artist studios
    • Must be able to lift 25 pounds and move furniture indoors and out
    • Must be able to work with food and potentially alcohol
    • May be needed to assist with sales transactions and other campus operations

  • The Cure for Cabin Fever drop-in art activity support:
    • Assist guests who drop in to make things with us during Christmas Break
    • Must be able to help facilitate projects in unstructured environments to children of differing ages and skill levels
    • We need up to two people 10 am – 5 pm, Wed – Sat, Dec 26-29 and Jan 2-5
    • This can be split into up to three shifts per day:
    • 9:30 am – 12:30 p.m. (includes set-up)
    • 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (includes tear-down)

Please check back frequently … more opportunities posted monthly!

Now that you know the options, you can use this form to sign up.  If there are multiple volunteer positions that interest you, you can fill out the form multiple times (once for each position).  Thank you so much for your interest and support!

 

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We will be in touch shortly with information about your shift.

 

Ailithir McGill
amcgill@nickelplatearts.org