The Nicola Valley Community Arts Council is a great group to volunteer with!
Friendly, creative, efficient people to work with.
From small commitments of time and energy, like rock painting with children for an hour at Art in the Park.
To proofreading press releases once a month, or so
To heading up a new on-going music program for seniors...
It's up to you how much you do.
And it is much appreciated by all of us!
Below is a list of how you can help.
Pick one! Call 250-378-6515 or pop in to the Gallery and Gift Shop, 2051 Voght Street
Or DONATE! That is always a help...
NVCAC Volunteer Opportunities
(Some of these possibilities to volunteer are on hold right now during Covid Protocols.)
The Arts Council has a variety of Volunteer positions that assist with the services and programs we provide to the community.
We are always searching for volunteers! Here are some of the positions and opportunities we are currently seeking to fill.
Board of Directors
The Bylaws allow for up to 11 Directors.
The role of the Board of Directors for the Arts Council is to oversee the yearly operations of the Arts Council. The Board meets monthly and in addition to the monthly meeting, and Directors head up one Standing Committee and ofetnsit on other Committees.
All Standing Committees are chaired by a Director of the Arts Council
There are also specific volunteer positions associated with those committees.
Music Advisory Committee (MAC)
Miscellaneous Volunteer Positions
We have a variety of positions that involve less commitment than the Board of Directors and the Committee Volunteers. These can be on-call positions or regular shifts if that appeals to you.
Some of the positions include:
Gallery Attendant- As the title suggests the position would involve looking after the Arts Gallery and Shop during our regular operating hours, greeting guests and providing some basic information about the show and shop items. Training would be provided.
Table Sitting at Events- We are always looking for individuals to set up and work at our information tables at the Concert Series shows or at other community events.
Poster Distribution – secure permission at various locations about town to mount posters in compliance with the owner/manager/merchant conditions at various locations. A list of places is provided.
Editor – we produce a monthly newsletter and need an editor to call for content, compile and prioritize newsclips, sometimes design the announcements, and publish the newsletter to the membership and interested parties, using MailChimp publishing client.
Proofreaders - If you enjoy editing we are always looking for someone with a keen eye to edit our Press Releases, Grant Applications and monthly newsletters.
Media Clipping Volunteers – Help us save our history - we need someone to clip out and add to our yearly scrapbook our information.
Event Volunteers – If you enjoy attending a variety of events, assisting with set-up/take-down and arranging displays we are always looking to add folks to our list of on-call/as-needed volunteers.
Piano Moving Volunteers – Cecilia Dyck, the manager of the Piano is looking for interested volunteers willing to learn how to move the piano from the storage room at the Merritt Civic Centre to locations within the Civic Centre. This is very much an as and when needed position. Cecilia will train you on how to move the piano. Piano is generally used 2-3 times a year for community events.
Social Media Volunteers – We need someone to manage our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account, create events for our receptions and events, post photos from our Gallery shows, and generally spread the word online with our activities.
Website Volunteers – Do you have an interest in writing content for our website or assisting us in maintaining a website?
If you are interested in any of these positions or would like to sit down and discuss any of these opportunities please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to just pop in and talk about it? Come to the Arts Gallery!
Thursday to Saturday, 12-6pm