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! This encompasses all the privileges of a full member, including access to the Members’ Gallery.

If you’re interested, call us at 250-868-2298, or stop by the gallery and say hello! You can also email victoria@alternatorcentre.com

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:

•  Serve on the Board of Directors

•  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

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

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

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

Thank you to all of the 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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