volunteerDo you enjoy the visual arts, performing arts and young people? Do you have talent for event planning or gallery tours? Then consider joining the friendly ArtStarts team! 

As a volunteer, you could assist with gallery sitting, exhibitions, receptions and special events, our performing arts showcase, and daily administration (data entry, proofreading, and mail-outs).

Four Ways to Get Involved

1. Gallery volunteers

Gallery volunteers commit to a weekly or bi-weekly minimum of 4 hours over an 8-to-12 week period (or longer if you prefer). Your main task will be to sit at our sunny reception desk, greet visitors and answer questions in person and on the phone as well as daily administrative work. You are given orientation, training and an overview of the gallery operations.

2. Special events volunteers (for those with limited time)

Event volunteers assist with special events and projects as they arise, such as exhibition openings, installations and take downs. As an event volunteer, you bring a specific skill that you want to enhance/improve on, and work with us for short periods.

3. Coop students, career practicums and career training.

For students interested in exploring or enhancing their non-profit experience, ArtStarts offers a range of opportunities within our gallery and office space.

4. The ArtStarts Showcase

This 3-day performing arts showcase features over 40 mini-performances for over 100 school programmers from across BC and Canada. Volunteer opportunities include: Student Audience Services, Artist Services/Back Stage Host, Production Assistant and Delegate Services.

To volunteer, download our Volunteer Application Form from our Forms & Deadlines page.

Once you've filled in your form, email it to volunteers@artstarts.com, or print and fax it to 604.683.0501.