Volunteer and Internship Opportunities with Burlington City Arts
Volunteers are an integral part of Burlington City Arts and there are opportunities for internships and volunteering in many capacities. Below are some of the opportunities that exist within the organization in which you can become involved.
If you are interested in volunteering with Burlington City Arts in any capacity, or applying for an internship opportunity, please contact Stephanie Gergely. Click here to download the Volunteer and Intern Application Form.
Marketing and Public Relations
Our Marketing and Public Relations department is very open to volunteers assisting with daily administrative tasks. This may include working on independent marketing related projects, and helping to distribute informational materials, like posters for Burlington City Arts events, or Burlington City Arts Member mailings.
The Senior Art Guild provides free weekly art classes and materials to residents who are 60 years of age or older. This program allows local seniors the opportunity to meet new people, participate in challenging activities and enjoy daily life in comforting surroundings. Senior Art Guild participants also have the opportunity to share their artwork with the community through gallery exhibits. Our primary goal is to engage and enrich the lives of Burlington's elder residents through providing them a place to creatively and supportively express their artistic visions. The Senior Art Guild can always use volunteers.
A mentor is a caring adult friend who devotes time to a young person. Mentors are not teachers, they aren’t substitute parents, nor are they disciplinarians or a decision makers for a child. A mentor’s main purpose is to help a young person define individual goals and find ways to achieve them. At Foster Arts, those goals often (but not always) have an artistic dimension. In addition to making art together, matches spend there time in a variety of ways. Recent examples include re-potting plants, swimming at the YMCA, getting a milkshake, walking along the lake, inventing games and then playing them.
In the Firehouse Gallery, volunteers cover the gallery, interact with the public, assist with installations, lead tours for First Friday Art Walk, and provide general support to gallery staff. A limited number of unpaid internships are available. Interns work closely with staff to complete independent projects in curatorial studies, development, and arts administration and can receive academic credit.
Volunteer opportunities vary throughout the year in the Firehouse Education Program. They range from education internships to teaching assistant positions for our classes and summer camps.
The Clay Studio seeks those interested in volunteering four hours each week assisting in studio operations in exchange for access to space, use of facilities, discounted materials, sale opportunities and clay class. Previous clay experience is helpful but not required.
Do you have an hour and a half a week to give? Love Art? Then Art from the Heart needs you! Art from the Heart is a program that provides hospitalized children with the means to create art. Our goal with this program is to facilitate self-expression with recovering children. We're looking for volunteers who have compassion, creativity, and love working with children. Artistic interest is important, but experience is not necessary.