Volunteer

Volunteering with Alternator allows you to make a contribution to the local arts community, gain practical experience in a professional artist-run centre and network with artists.

Plus, your contribution of 12 or more hours of volunteer work gets you an Alternator membership for a year, with all the privileges of a full member, including access to the Members’ Gallery!

If you’re interested, you can sign up for a Volunteer Membership, contact us, call us at 250-868-2298, or stop by the gallery and say hello!

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer hours are based on availability, skill set and interests. We encourage members to find times and activities that work for them –  if you have a particular skill you’d like to share with us, let us know! Some general gallery activities we need help with include:

Governance
•  Serve on the Board of Directors

Exhibition
•  Installation: Assist with set up and take down
•  Gallery preparation: Assist with painting and patching walls
•  Documentation: Digitally photograph exhibitions
•  Gallery attendant: Greet and record visitors, answer questions, and general help

Hospitality
•  Organize food and beverages for gallery events and receptions
•  Host artists visiting from out of town

Administration
•  Publicity: distribute exhibition and events posters, share via social media
•  Graphic design: create posters, brochures and invitations using InDesign
•  Clerical assistance

Fundraising
•  Locating sponsors
•  Assisting with events
•  Serve on project committees

Thank you to all of the 200 plus volunteers who help our centre to operate day-to-day and year-to-year…we couldn’t do it without you!

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