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Volunteer Opportunities

The CVA needs volunteers like you! Volunteers have lots of fun helping kids learn art skills, assisting customers in finding the perfect gift, bringing art activities to area events, making guests feel welcome in the galleries, serving on the Board or Committees and so much more! There are many capacities in which each individual can contribute. 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form or stop in at the CVA. Click here for our Volunteer Manual.

One of the benefits of being a volunteer for the CVA is participation in our annual volunteer/student exhibit held in the Loft Gallery. See the gallery page for details!

Volunteers are a greatly valued part of the CVA and we know your time and effort are precious. We thank you for your choice in volunteering at the CVA!

The Volunteer Committee is looking for you!  Interested in joining us? Contact our Assistant Director at the CVA: cvaastdir@gmail.com or 715-842-4545

How to Sign Up for Shifts

We are now using VolunteerSpot for our volunteer sign up. You can access our calendars using the links below. However, before signing up for your first shift make sure you have filled out a volunteer form with us and received a confirmation email/phone call from our Assistant Director welcoming you on board. 

Check out our how-to guide for VolunteerSpot here.

Job Descriptions 

Gallery Attendant

  • Greet visitors upon entry from main doors or back entrance

  • Share exhibit, artist, and class information with visitors

  • Guide visitors to Loft Gallery, Gift Shop, and restrooms

  • Answer visitor questions or refer to staff in Gift Shop

  • Track gallery attendance by the hour on attendance record form

  • Perform simple tasks assigned by staff while greeting in gallery

  • Unlock/lock gallery doors, play music at a reasonable volume

  • Assist in the purchase process of Gallery artwork

Gallery Docent

  • All of the above Gallery Attendant responsibilities

  • Gives tours of CVA facility and history to interested visitors

Gift Shop Attendant

  • Greet customers upon entry from main door or back entrance

  • Assist customers with handling artworks

  • Track gift shop attendance and sales by the hour on gift shop attendance record form

  • Check out customer gift shop purchases, classes, and membership

  • Supply information about classes, artists, and gallery shows

  • Keep gift shop in neat condition

  • Retrieve staff for assistance

Gala Assistant

  • Set up tables, linens, food and drink, glasses, programs, etc.

  • Greet guests, offer food and drink, hand our programs, answer or direct questions
  • Refresh drinks and food
  • Pour wine
  • Clean up tables, linens, food and drink, wash glasses and carafes, etc.


  • Plan and implement an art course or workshop for special event or full art class

  • Set up and tear down classroom

  • Create a positive and encouraging environment for exploratory creation

Teacher's Aide

  • Assist head teacher with implementing classroom objectives

  • Set up and tear down classroom

  • Encourage and assist students with projects

Handy Worker

  • Assist staff with various projects on an as needed basis

  • Construction, decoration, heavy lifting, minor utility work

Exhibit Installation

  • Assist staff with gallery design, hanging artwork, and lighting in galleries prior to show openings

  • Assist staff with removing artwork and safely storing work for pick up

  • Treat all artwork with care and respect

Office Assistant

  • Assist with as needed data entry, stuffing envelopes, labeling, organization, and poster distribution

 Special Event Help (Art of Wine, Auction, Expressions)

  • Registration, ticket sales, set up, clean up, greeter, teacher/teacher's aide, drink/food server

  • Specific instructions are given upon event date

Marketplace Thursdays Attendant

  • June-September

  • Setup and teardown stall

  • Oversee transactions