Support the Arts - Become a Volunteer!
If you would like to know more about the Center for the Creative Arts, we encourage you to join our volunteer program. Volunteerism provides an excellent opportunity for you to meet our faculty, artists, staff and other members of the community. There are many ways that you can help, from office support and special events to planning committees and building or grounds upkeep. The amount of time that you have to give isn't important ... we appreciate whatever you can offer!
In exchange for your time and dedication, the Center is happy to reward you for your efforts. Hours volunteered accrue into "volunteer credit" which can be exchanged for:
FREE Membership and/or
- Your first 10 hours must be used towards membership (unless paid out of pocket previously).
- Your next 25 hours = $100 voucher towards on site programs which will expire in one year’s time. (Students must pay for all class materials.)
- Volunteer credit may be used for yourself or family members. (Not valid towards summer camp.)
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:
Office Help: Weekly, Monday-Friday the staff needs a Front Desk volunteer during the hours of 9am-4pm. Currently, we have volunteers who work from 9-12, 9:30-12:30 or 12-4. Answer phones, accept registrations, greet our guests and help the office staff with extra light clerical work. (Please call to see what shifts we need help with.) Weekend/Evening help is needed during the hours of 4-7:30pm. Currently, staff members rotate this shift, so if you can help even one night per month it would be greatly appreciated.
Mailings: From time to time, CCArts does our own in-house mailings where we need volunteers. You would help with stuffing, sorting, folding and labeling various mailings. This will come up about 4-6 times per year. Sometimes it is a group effort all at one time, or you could be asked to come in at your convenience to help.
Distributions: Our Catalog Capers people distribute catalogs and literature in local communities. This distribution happens quarterly. We need 1 or 2 volunteers for each of the following communities: Hockessin, Wilmington, Centerville, Greenville, Kennett Square, Unionville, Avondale, Landenberg, Newark and New Castle. Please consider being the distribution person in an area where you live or visit as a shopper, patient, patron, parent, etc. We recommend locations like libraries, medical offices of all kinds, galleries, schools, coffee shops, even car dealers and other places where people are likely to be waiting for some reason.
Committees: Serve on a committee in an area of your expertise or interest. We have approximately 4 special events per year, a gift shop, a gallery committee, a scholarship committee and many other committees that meet a few times per year.
Events: CCArts holds about 3 or 4 big events per year. For each event we need a few volunteers to help with the opening reception. The jobs which might be needed include wine server, raffle ticket or 50/50 seller, kitchen help, food preparation, floater, set up or clean up. We would contact you prior to each event to see when you are available to help and which job you prefer.
Craft Show: Our Annual Artisans Show is the 2nd weekend in November each year. It is held Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. We need approximately 70 volunteers (in shifts) for this event. Jobs vary and include parking help, ticket sales, kitchen help, 50/50 sales, booth sitter and more. Please help if you can, this is a fun event and you get free admission since you’re volunteering!!!
Outdoor Jobs: CCArts has approximately 3 acres of property. We have one group of individuals we call our Mad Potters, who help us take care of the landscaping by way of planting and pruning our gardens. We are always in need of grounds help like cleaning out leaves or removing branches. CCArts is currently looking for one or a group of volunteers to help mow our lawn and do other odd jobs outside.
Facilities: Are you a handyman? There are lots of odd jobs that need to be done on an as needed basis and special projects that come up from time to time.
Special Interest: Do you think you can help with something that we haven’t pointed out in one of the above sections? Please let us know what that is, or if you would rather we contact you when a new Volunteer Job comes up we can do that as well!
- For Summer Camps: Please check for items you may have on hand that will help us both recycle for art and help camp. You will find items like frames, beads, mirrors, keys and more recyclable items on this list.
We welcome new and returning volunteers!