Volunteering

Volunteers are beautiful people!

We'd love to have your help! And there are many ways to get involved.

We have a regularly changing selection of short-term volunteer spots...

CURRENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS:

Image to Text to Image exhibit: Tear down crew LOOK HERE to signup for shifts

Downtown SummerNight Markets: Setup/Teardown & Street Team - LOOK HERE to signup for shifts

 

 

What is there to do in an average year with Comox Valley Arts? 

  • January Mixer: greeters and signer-uppers ? A great opportunity to find out more about what's coming up, and where you might have the most fun helping out!
  • January/Feb/March: community outreach, fundraising/donor outreach for auction & raffle items,  plus, all winter we are preparing for a big event.
  • February: info table at World Community Film Fest - signing up new members & volunteers, maybe even donors! And sharing information about CVA.
  • March: (Bi-annually) Poet Laureate search - postering & outreach, compiling submissions for panel to review, etc. (Annually) Prep & marketing for Central Island Studio Tour
  • April: Big event at the Filberg Centre, needs many hands! setup/teardown, stage managers, decorators, bartenders, servers, cleaner-uppers, greeters and fun-makers!
  • May: Studio tour, Cumberland Market Day, Empire Days - plenty of one-day jobs here
  • June: Elevate Arts Festival - so many things you can help with! Members Show at CVAG - we'll need help hanging this one!
  • July: organization month! This is when we sort & purge the storage, and the office, and inventory our equipment. Plus, Courtenay Market Day - stage managers & tech team. SummerNight Markets run July & August, which also has volunteer and paid positions.
  • August: Filberg Festival - demo artists, raffle ticket sellers, info booth greeters; Nautical Days - same things! Atmosphere Gathering - we're working on something fun!
  • September: Foggy Mountain Fall Fair - setup/teardown crew, stage managers, sound techs, vendor coordinator, art demos, clean up team and more...
  • October: we have some surprise events here that are still in planning stages - but we'll need your help!
  • November: prepping for the holiday season! Member's art show & sale, Woodstove Festival, and a fundraising event
  • December: 50th Anniversary wrap-up party!

Ongoing Opportunities

Some of these positions occur all year round... at random, or on a semi-regular schedule. Others have no hard deadline and simply help us get everything done more efficiently.

*Data Collection*

Be part of creating a comprehensive arts directory for our community!

Ongoing

There are thousands of cultural organizations and workers that live right here in the Comox Valley. We want to help folks find them and you can help too!

Qualifcations:

  • Need to be able to work independently,
  • comfortable with internet & online forms,
  • comfortable on the phone,
  • able to add data to excel spreadsheet.

This job can be done anytime, from home (if you have internet & computer), and is ongoing.

Contact: Kera via [email protected]

Benefits of volunteering with CVCAC

  • Have fun being creative in a supportive environment
  • Gain experience and enhance job skills
  • Interact in a dynamic community arts society
  • Network with business and other organizations which creates the framework of our community
  • Help to educate the community and promote the value of arts in the Comox Valley
  • Build something amazing with us!

 General Volunteering Contact: [email protected] or 250-334-2983