Volunteer with us!

Volunteer with us!

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

Each month, we need the help of talented, fun-loving people like you!  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:

OCTOBER:

  • Second Saturday activity supervisor
    • Day of the Dead Candles (and other activities of the volunteer’s choosing)
    • Must be able & willing to initiate conversations, engage people & encourage adults and children to participate
    • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 14
    • 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)

 

NOVEMBER:

  • Day of the Dead Support
    • Assist the staff in preparing for, implementing, and tearing down from our Day of the Dead afterschool program
    • Might include assisting with craft projects, making or serving snacks, helping with pinatas, or assisting performers
    • Must be able to lift 25 pounds and move furniture indoors and out
    • Family-friendly costumes welcome
    • We need up to 3 people from 2 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Nov 1st
    • This could be split into two shifts:
      • 2 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (includes set up)
      • 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (includes tear down)

 

  • November First Friday event support:
    • 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
    • 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov 3rd

 

  • Second Saturday activity supervisor
    • Thanksgiving Centerpieces (and other activities of the volunteer’s choosing)
    • Must be able & willing to initiate conversations, engage people & encourage adults and children to participate
    • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov 11
    • 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:
    • Assist Staff in cataloguing, 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 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on November 20 and 21 (and possible 22)
    • This can be split into up to three shifts per day:
      • 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
      • 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
      • 3 p.m – 5:30 p.m. (includes some tear-down or clean up)

 

  • Small Business Saturday pop-up class assistant
    • 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
    • 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Nov 25th

 

DECEMBER:

  • December First Friday event support:
    • 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
    • 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec 1
  • December First Friday Gift Wrapper
    • 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!
    • 5:30 -9 p.m. on Friday, Dec 1st (includes set-up)

 

  • Santa’s Workshops Assistant:
    • 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
    • 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 2, 9, and 16

 

  • The Elves’ Night Out Event Support:
    • 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
    • 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 16th

 

  • 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 27-30 and Jan 3-6
    • 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)

 

JANUARY:

  • Staging Crew for January Exhibit
    • Assist Staff in cataloguing, labeling and arranging items for our January exhibit.
    • This includes de-installing our December exhibit
    • 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 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on January 3, 4, and 5
    • This can be split into up to three shifts per day:
      • 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
      • 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
      • 3 p.m – 5:30 p.m. (includes some tear-down or clean up)

 

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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Ailithir McGill
amcgill@nickelplatearts.org