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37 Sudden Street, Watsonville, CA
Wednesday through Sunday
11:00am to 4:00pm
(Closed between exhibitions)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We seek volunteers who are willing to share their talents, with our dedicated staff, working Board of Directors, and Gallery Committee, to help PVA to better serve the community. We welcome volunteers of many interests and backgrounds to learn and interact with artists, educators, and other volunteers in a fun, informal, and educational environment.  Prospective volunteers should be interested in art, and enjoy interacting with the public. PVA volunteers are the backbone of our programming. All volunteers are a welcome to assist us in accomplishing our programming, which enables us to fulfill our mission, “bringing the community together through he arts”

Ongoing volunteer jobs fall into several categories:

Board Membership: responsibilities include fund raising and governance. Commitment is 1-3 years

Gallery Committee: responsibilities include the organization’s artistic mission and exhibit production. This committee meets monthly. Commitment is for 2 years

Education Committee: responsibilities include developing and providing exhibit based learning opportunities that enable PVA to bring the community together through the arts.

Mailing: labels and prepares announcements and letters for bulk mail

Phone Calling: makes calls to volunteers when needed and helps with information gathering

Reception: provides food, set-up and cleanup for public functions

Clerical: office support for staff. This may involve a variety of duties including archiving shows, maintaining files, and updating social media. Commitment is for two 4-hour days per month If this is a mentoring position, the minimum commitment is for one 4-hour day per week for 4-months

Exhibit: assists with a variety of aspects of exhibit production including

  • Curator: the gallery committee selects curators who have submitted exhibit proposals.  Commitment is for one year
  • Gallery Docents: Host the gallery during regular hours, greeting visitors, answering questions, and helping staff with small jabs. Commitment is one 2-hour shift a month
  • Hanging: Preparing/painting walls in between shows and hanging artwork
  • Walkers: Escort school tours to and from the gallery

Apply today! Click here to download the application: Volunteer Opportunities