Learn and grow with Articulture!
We are committed to creating meaningful experiences for volunteers. If there is something you are interested in doing that is not listed here, don’t hesitate to let us know. We can work together to create an opportunity that will make sense for all of us.
Depending on the time of year and what’s going on, we may respond right away, or we may wait until the next need you’re interested in helping out with arises to reach out.
Questions? Contact Lisa, our Administrative Coordinator, at: email@example.com!
(Psst! Depending on the job… We like to thank volunteers in various ways ranging from snacks, to access to art supplies, to free classes.)
Throughout the year, Articulture builds School Release Days into our calendar. School Release Days are special days where school age kids can come and make art when school in Minneapolis and St. Paul is out. Each day is filled with different activities tied to a theme. We’ve done Myths & Magic School Release Days, for example, where kids make spell books, magic wands, potions and read stories about magical creatures. We also offer week long camps for Winter and Spring break, and End of School camps to cap off the school year with a bang. This is a great opportunity for artists who are interested in learning how to teach can gain some experience while assisting our teachers. Since this is a special volunteer position, an interview will be required. Anyone interested in our summer internship program is especially encouraged to apply! You can also indicate on the volunteer application if you would like to receive notice mid-winter when we open up the internship application process.
Data Entry Volunteer
Four times a year we do big updates to our database based on the previous quarters’ registrations. To get started, we ask volunteers to come in for an hour of training. After that, this is a job that can be done from the comfort of your home! It is 2-4 hours of work, and depending on comfort level, can be done through Excel spreadsheet or our WordPress database. This is a great opportunity for anyone who’d like to add “data entry” to their resume!
Four times a year, we distribute class fliers to the grade schools of South Minneapolis and businesses around the Twin Cities. It’s our biggest, most effective means of advertising our programming. We need people to do this in early Setpember, mid-November, late February, and mid-April. If you’re interested, this job requires a car. It would be a great job to invite a friend to help you with (so someone can run inside, while the other person waits out front and maps out the route to the next school). This is a good activity for pairs and/or groups of people.
Summer Festival Volunteer
Summer Festival Volunteers are needed over summer during select weekends in June, July, and August. Festival volunteers can function as an assistant to a teacher and welcome people to our activities table. Projects range from things like finger puppets to amulets to book making! No arts experience necessary for an assistant. Outgoing personality is a must, as volunteers will help promote Articulture and arts education, and (of course) encourage creativity. This is a good activity for groups of people.
Handy (wo)men & weekend cleaning crew
There’s always something that needs to be fixed or cleaned around here and our tiny staff often relies on kind volunteer assistance for small projects as well as ongoing ones. If you have an interest in helping us in an ongoing capacity, or just want to be put on a “call list” when something pops up, let us know and we’ll be forever grateful!
We usually have one or two fundraising events each year. Volunteers can help with planning, or assist the day of, depending on your interests, skills, and availability.
How are you with counting? Our retail committee does quarterly inventory around the end of March/June/September/December and always appreciates an extra hand. Time commitment is four hours on a Saturday or Sunday, usually around Noon-4pm. We put on music and coffee. Pretty fun, actually. Interested in being on a call list? Note it on our volunteer application!
Articulture is seeking volunteer board members to serve on our Board of Directors. We are looking for people with professional experience in the following:
Board members serve in an advisory capacity as well as assist with organizational management in these areas. Board members are expected to contribute their time, talent, and treasure to the organization. Previous non-profit organization experience is ideal. The time commitment is between 8-10 hours per month including monthly board meeting, monthly committee meetings, and volunteer assistance.
We have several volunteer committees, led by board members, that are responsible for creating and implementing plans that are crucial to the organization’s operations. Articulture committees function only by volunteers’ expertise, ideas, and creative energy. See below for a list of committees.