Volunteer Job Descriptions


Due to the nature of our organization, and the art pieces we work with, the Volunteer Committee has set certain guidelines and age limits for volunteers. The CVA accepts volunteers 16 years of age and older.

Volunteers between the ages of 16-18 years old can volunteer for the following positions: gallery greeter/docent; teacher aid; office assistant; and at certain special events. Volunteers who are 18 years and older can volunteer for any of the positions listed below. For certain events, we also welcome the help of youth younger than 16 with a parent or guardian present.

Gallery Greeter/Docent

  • Open the galleries and greet visitors

  • Share exhibit, artist, and class information

  • Answer visitor questions or refer to staff

  • Track gallery attendance by the hour

  • Gives tours of CVA facility and history to interested visitors

Gift Shop Attendant

  • Greet customers

  • Assist customers with handling artwork

  • Track gift shop attendance and sales by the hour

  • Keep gift shop in neat condition


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

  • Set-up and tear-down classroom

  • Create a positive & encouraging environment for exploratory creation

Teacher's Aide

  • Assist head teacher with implementing classroom objectives

  • Help 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 gallery card distribution

Special Event Help

  • Exhibit Openings, Art of Wine, Expressions, etc.

    • Registration, Ticket sales, Set-up, Clean-up, Greeter, etc.

    • Drink/Food Server

      • Specific instructions are given upon event date