Volunteer Program

Volunteers uplift and empower our organization. We are grateful to work with volunteers ages 16 and up for a variety of positions. 


Volunteers are celebrated in many ways!  Whether it is our Volunteer of the Month, or honored with certificates at our Annual State of the Art event, we are so grateful to work with you. 

Volunteers must submit their application below and attend one of our quarterly training orientations to join the team!  

Questions?  Please reach out to our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@cultivategrandrapids.org


Volunteer Opportunities Include: 


Install/Deinstall/Art Handler Team: A team of people who will support in installing and de-installing exhibitions.  This is a longer term position as it requires training from our Exhibitions Director.  

Docents: educate the public on the art and artists of Artprize, training from our Director and Exhibitions Director

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

Arts Administration: Support with our website, administrative needs such as project management organization, 


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


Photography: Speaks for itself!  


Advisory Board:  Do you have an interest in higher leadership?  We are looking for a few more advisory board members to support our cause and mission.  

Volunteer Benefits Include: 


Regular get-togethers and connection with our volunteer group and Cultivate team! 

Volunteer Recognition program that rewards and honors volunteers at our annual Student and Member show

Regular recognition online through social media and newsletters! 

Learn about the artists that we work with - locally, regionally, nationally and the work that they create

Gain professional experience and education in the arts

Gain relationships with curators, gallery owners, artists, etc across the country! 

Meet gallery visitors from our area and beyond

Work with others with similar interests

Support your local art community

Make new friends

Swag bag and gifts! 

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations 

Volunteer Application

Please fill out the application below and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch soon!