Volunteer Opportunities

Attention all art lovers - WBCA needs you!

Join a team of volunteers and share your time and talents with others. Whether you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis, or on occasion, WBCA has an opportunity waiting for you. Your time is valuable, and WBCA offers a very flexible volunteer program and time commitment. Training and orientation are provided to ensure that shared experiences at WBCA are enjoyed by all.

Contact Lori Swanson, Development Manager, or call 651-407-0597 to help with any of the opportunities below.


Brewmaster Crew

Calling all coffee lovers! Create a warm and welcoming place for everyone as they enter WBCA and are greeted with the scent of freshly brewed coffee. Volunteer for one or more shifts throughout the day or week. Early risers are needed to get the coffee brewing first thing in the morning (8:30 AM). Other shifts offered late-morning/early afternoon to ensure coffee is plentiful after the morning rush.

Time Commitment: 1-2 Hours

Schedule: Mornings; Afternoons


Catalog Distribution

This opportunity is perfect for the person who enjoys being out and about! Deliver quarterly catalogs and special event information to local businesses. Many businesses support WBCA by making our materials readily available to their customers. Delivery lists are provided.

Time Commitment: Varies

Schedule: Flexible

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Classroom Assistants

These are compassionate and caring individuals assisting teaching artists who lead classes and arts experiences offered to adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Time Commitment: 2-3 Hours

Schedule: Generally Mornings; Afternoons

Help with our Imagine Art Youth Summer Camp! Volunteers assist in the classroom, student check-in/check-out, and serve as lunch-time chaperone.

Time Commitment: Varies

Schedule: June-August; Varies/Flexible

Help with our Winter Open House and other special events throughout the year. Volunteers assist visitors with art activities offered during events.

Time Commitment: 3 Hours

Schedule: Varies


Clay Studio Assistants

Work under the supervision of WBCA's Clay Studio Manager to help maintain a clean and organized clay studio! This is an ideal opportunity for a volunteer who would like to schedule a regular time to help in the clay studio.

Time Commitment: 2-4 Hours

Schedule: Once a Week

Throughout the year, experienced clay studio participants assist teaching artists during special clay studio arts experiences. These special events include our Winter Open House and student field trips. Participants are often new to clay experiences, and volunteers are in high demand to ensure visitors have a positive experience while at WBCA.

Time Commitment: 2-3 Hours per Event

Schedule: Varies

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Gallery Assistants

Work under the supervision of WBCA's Gallery Manager to install artwork in preparation for gallery exhibitions. Both experienced and new gallery volunteers are welcome; training offered to new gallery volunteers. Please note: some duties in this role may require climbing on ladders and heavy lifting.

Time Commitment: Generally 3-4 Hours

Schedule: Varies

Assist with artwork check-in/check-out, and welcome artists as they drop off/pick up their artwork in gallery exhibitions.

Time Commitment: Varies

Schedule: Varies

Be a Gallery Docent! Welcome visitors to the Ford Family Gallery and our other exhibition spaces, provide supervision during student field trips, and other similar duties.

Time Commitment: Varies/Flexible

Schedule: Varies/Flexible

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If you love the outdoors and are proud of your green thumb, then this is the area for you! Enjoy the great outdoors while helping WBCA maintain our beautiful prairie, gardens, and landscaping. Duties vary depending on the season.

Time Commitment: Varies/Flexible

Schedule: Varies/Flexible



WBCA is a welcoming place for everyone! Join our team of greeters who make everyone entering the art center feel welcome. Greeter opportunities vary and include staffing WBCA's new welcome and information hub.

Time Commitment: Varies/Flexible

Schedule: Varies/Flexible


Heart 4 Art

Assist in organizing and collating all the necessary materials in the weeks leading up to Heart 4 Art!

Time Commitment: 1-2 Hours

Schedule: Varies

Become a Table Host! Host a table at Heart 4 Art and invite guests to join you. There is no cost to attend Heart 4 Art, and volunteers do not solicit donations. Table Hosts help WBCA fill the event space with guests interested in hearing the inspiring stories of WBCA's impact in the community.

Time Commitment: Varies

Schedule: Varies

Be a greeter and welcome Heart 4 Art guests as they arrive and check in.

Time Commitment: 1 Hour

Schedule: The day of Heart 4 Art

Help set up the event space the day before and the day of Heart 4 Art with WBCA informational materials on guest tables, etc.

Time Commitment: 1-2 Hours

Schedule: The day before & of Heart 4 Art



Join the party warriors who work alongside WBCA staff the day of large special events such as gallery opening receptions to prepare the hospitality space and light refreshments offered to guests. Volunteers are needed before, during, and after events.

Time Commitment: 1-4 Hours

Schedule: Varies/Flexible

Hospitality volunteer opportunities are also available throughout the year during smaller events at WBCA, such as lectures, artist talks, etc. Water and coffee are offered to guests at these smaller events.

Time Commitment: 1-2 Hours

Schedule: Varies


Piano Players

We want you and your musical abilities! Share the gift of music with others and play the beautiful Baby Grand piano at WBCA. We would love to showcase your talent while your art center is bustling with visitors.

Time Commitment: 1-2 Hours

Schedule: Afternoons; Evenings

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Retail Sales

Volunteer in WBCA's Ann Tousley Luther Art Shop! Work under the supervision of WBCA'S Retail Sales Manager and greet/assist customers, keep the space clean and orderly, and perform other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment: Varies/Flexible

Schedule: Varies

We love our volunteers - THANK YOU for everything you do!