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Volunteer Program

Join our dedicated team of volunteers at Cultivate and play a pivotal role in enriching the cultural fabric of Grand Rapids. Your involvement directly supports our mission to foster artistic growth, education, and community engagement.

Volunteer Positions Available: 

Gallery Sitters: similar to a docent position, the gallery sitters support the gallery as you welcome people into our reception area, answer questions on the art and artists

Event Staff:  Support exhibition openings and artist lectures with tech support, hospitality needs, set up, clean up, or answering questions
 

Education Support: Support our teachers with student help and guidance, Learn our educational philosophy and practices, Support in inventory and classroom maintenance

Artist's Way Team: Support the artists and make the Artist's Way Project happen! Help to setup and execute the workshops and guerilla art initiatives in the city! 

 

Cultivate Outreach Ambassador: Be a cheerleader for Cultivate and help us get the word out!  Support with flyers, sharing social media, uploading events and work 

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So fun to join as an art class aid! 

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We welcome event support volunteers

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A volunteer hang out! 

10 Reasons to Volunteer with Cultivate 

Personal Satisfaction and Impact:

The ultimate reward for volunteering at Cultivate is the personal satisfaction of making a meaningful impact in the community. Volunteers play a vital role in supporting Cultivate's mission of fostering artistic growth, community engagement, and creativity, contributing to positive change and enriching the lives of others.

Volunteer Appreciation Events:

Cultivate hosts regular volunteer appreciation events to recognize and celebrate the valuable contributions of its volunteers. These events provide an opportunity for volunteers to connect with each other, share experiences, and receive special recognition for their dedication and commitment.

Professional Development Opportunities:

Cultivate offers volunteers the chance to enhance their skills and knowledge through professional development opportunities. This may include attending workshops, training sessions, or guest speaker events related to the arts, community engagement, or personal growth.

Artistic Growth and Learning:

Volunteers at Cultivate have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the arts and expand their own artistic horizons. They can learn new techniques, explore different mediums, and gain inspiration from the diverse artistic community at Cultivate.

Networking and Community Engagement:

Volunteering at Cultivate provides a platform for volunteers to network with artists, art professionals, and like-minded individuals in the community. It offers opportunities to build meaningful connections, collaborate on projects, and expand their social and professional circles.

Letters of Recommendation:

Cultivate is committed to supporting volunteers in their personal and professional endeavors. Upon request, volunteers may receive letters of recommendation highlighting their dedication, skills, and contributions, which can be valuable for future educational or employment opportunities.

Exclusive Access and Previews:

Volunteers may have the chance to attend exclusive previews of art exhibitions, gallery openings, or special events before they are open to the public. This grants them a unique opportunity to experience the artwork firsthand and engage in intimate discussions with artists and curators.

Volunteer Swag and Merchandise:

Cultivate may provide volunteers with branded merchandise, such as t-shirts, tote bags, or badges, as a token of appreciation for their involvement. This not only creates a sense of belonging but also serves as a visible symbol of their dedication to Cultivate's mission.

Recognition and Social Media Features:

Cultivate recognizes outstanding volunteers through social media shoutouts, blog features, or newsletter spotlights. This public recognition showcases the volunteer's contributions and helps raise awareness about their involvement with Cultivate.

Flexibility and Personalized Roles:

Cultivate aims to accommodate volunteers' schedules and preferences, offering flexibility in choosing volunteer shifts and roles. Volunteers have the opportunity to discuss their skills, interests, and availability, and Cultivate strives to match them with roles that align with their strengths and passions.
 

Cultivate Conversations:
Art and Education Discourse


Read the Cultivate Arts Publication

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