Become a Volunteer
We welcome mature and responsible college & high school students fulfilling community service requirements—whether for a few hours each semester or one or two hours a week. Tasks vary by time commitment, so read the list below to see what fits your schedule:
- One-Time Events (no training) – set-up, serve, clean-up at receptions and special events.
- Arts Admin Tasks (on-site training) – archival filing & office tasks, art class aids, gallery greeter, etc.
- Facilities Tasks (no training) – general cleaning, raking leaves, painting, etc.
- Gallery sitting – greet visitors and answer questions.
Complete the Volunteer Application Form below and our staff will contact you.
We welcome responsible volunteers ages 18 and up who’d like to connect to the arts or give back to the community. Tasks vary by time commitment, so read the list below to see what fits your schedule:
- Experienced Grant Writer: WCFA is seeking an experienced volunteer grant writer with a proven track record of success in securing small grants from local, regional, and national family and corporate foundations. Volunteer will work closely with the Board of Directors to identify funders and write grants to secure funding for the Center’s programs, facilities, and art instructors. This is a great opportunity for a non-profit professional or someone seeking to contribute pro-bono services to an up and coming community art center. Volunteers needs to be comfortable working with the Center’s Director and President of the Board in person and over email to complete tasks in a timely manner. Volunteer must have strong writing skills, understand the logistics of grant writing, and have a proven track record of success in securing funding. For all inquiries please contact WCFA Director, Danielle Salisbury at [email protected] or 401.737.0010.
- Office and Exhibit Volunteers: WCFA is seeking volunteers to assist in day-to-day office operations and exhibition preparations. Volunteers should have an administrative background or experience who would like to work in a creative environment. Volunteers should be comfortable answering the phone, performing light clerical tasks such as filing and data entry, assisting with preparations for programs and exhibits, greeting visitors, working with artists to catalogue exhibit pieces, and preparing the gallery space for exhibitions. Volunteers should be able to lift up to 20 pounds and be comfortable on their feet, as needed. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Flexible scheduling available Mondays – Saturdays. Volunteers are subject to a background check.
- Special Event Volunteers: WCFA is seeking volunteers to assist with special events. These programs help connect the local community to all areas of the arts and provide a necessary revenue stream for the Center. Special events include but are not limited to: art exhibit opening receptions, book signings, fundraisers, public art programs, and more. Responsibilities include greeting guests, food preparation (plating, ice, beverages etc), clearing while event is taking place, and helping clean up. Volunteers should be comfortable standing, using stairs, and lifting up to 20 pounds. Volunteers who are TIPS certified bartenders are also encouraged to apply. Event volunteers work on a flexible, event-based schedule as needed – will include nights and weekends. Volunteers who are interested in planning events are also encouraged to apply to help support Board and Staff. Volunteers should be 18 years of age or older for this position.
- Facilities Volunteers: WCFA is seeking volunteers to assist with facilities maintenance, both indoors or outside. Volunteers with experience as a handyman/woman, or in carpentry, or who simply enjoy taking on “fix-it” projects are greatly encouraged to apply. Volunteers would be tasked with projects such as: deep cleaning, fixing doors/windows/cabinets/shelves, repair of handicapped lift as needed, mowing and gardening, light plumbing/electrical, painting, etc. Volunteers who would have the ability to bring their own mower, lawn tools, and tools are preferred. Volunteers should be 18 years of age or older for this position. Volunteers who are certified carpenters, electricians, and plumbers are also strongly encouraged. All volunteers would work as needed at the Center, daytime Mondays – Saturdays. Flexible schedule!
We welcome inquiries about board membership from professionals who care about connecting people to the cultural arts. Our volunteer board actively to support the arts in Warwick and beyond, by serving on committees that contribute to WCFA and its creative programming.
Currently we seek board members with experience in finance, grant writing and fundraising, marketing and public relations, event planning, and performing arts programming. Interested candidates should mail their resume with a cover letter that explains how they'd like to contribute their time and talents to the organization. Please mail it to the attention of our board president.