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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, we'd love to meet you.  Please stop in at the CVA or contact our Education and Volunteer Coordinator Diana Budde at cvaeduvol@gmail.com or call us at 715-842-4545.

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!

Job Descriptions

Caroline S. Mark (Main) Gallery Greeter

  • Greet visitors upon entry from main doors or back entrance

  • Share exhibit, artist, and class information with visitors

  • Guide visitors to Loft Gallery, Vault 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

Vault Gallery Greeter

  • Greet visitors upon entry from main doors or back entrance

  • Share exhibit, artist, and class information with visitors

  • Guide visitors to Loft Gallery, Caroline S. Mark (Main) 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

Gift Shop Attendant

  • Greet customers

  • 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.

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