Volunteer

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Petaluma Arts Center! When you volunteer with us, you gain a tremendous amount of valuable knowledge that will allow you to appreciate the arts-filled world around you in a different light. We are here to help you make a difference and engage with the surrounding arts community, while you help others appreciate the many different forms of art.

We have several volunteer opportunities that an be as frequent as weekly gallery greeters or as short-term as pouring wine and beer at our opening receptions.

Available Volunteer Positions

Marketing Team Member

The Petaluma Arts Center is currently seeking two additional volunteers to serve with a current MarCom Team, which is charged with managing and producing promotional announcements about PAC programs and events.  

Duties involved will depend on skills and experience.  Activities will integrate with 3 other MarCom Team members.

The MarCom Team meets weekly to discuss upcoming media needs, and it is responsible for producing announcements and posts on social medial including Facebook and Instagram.  It is also responsible for creating and distributing e-blasts and e-newsletters through the PAC database. It writes, edits and reviews copy for media releases as necessary. It creates press releases for major upcoming events.If you are interested in this important area of support for PAC, please review the list of skills below.  If you are a writer but not a graphics person, please contact us. If you are graphics person, but not a writer, please also contact us.  If you love technology and want to make a contribution to PAC, this important volunteer function will enable you to do so. Email: dpowers@petalumaartscenter.org.

Skills involved:

  • Posting and managing the PAC Facebook page
  • Posting and managing the PAC Instagram account
  • Producing our Newsletter through Fundly, a cloud-based CRM database, and ability to create searches, templates, WordPress plugins as needed
  • Working with WordPress to maintain and edit the PAC website as needed.
  • Some graphic design skills, able to work with InDesign, Photoshop (if necessary) and on-the-fly graphics solutions as needed.
  • Ability to create and edit press releases a plus
  • Ability to manage the PAC media list and post to local online events calendars

Gallery Greeters
We are looking for friendly, outgoing volunteers looking to be the face of the Petaluma Arts Center! Gallery greeters work three hour weekly shifts greeting gallery visitors and promoting the various programming that the Arts Center has to offer.

Office Volunteers
If you are looking to get a behind-the-scenes look on the operations of a nonprofit arts organization, we invite you to help us make the magic happen! Help us with a variety of tasks that include artwork intake/outtake, data entry, community outreach, mailings and other administrative tasks that suit your skill set and interests!

Event Volunteers
From opening receptions to small concerts to literary events, we are always looking for engaging and proactive volunteers to help us during the busy events occuring throughout the year. From ticket taking to bartending to setting up and breaking down, there is a place for you during this ongoing volunteer position at the Arts Center.

Creative Volunteers
If you are have a creative soul and are interested in practicing your skills or are looking to diversify your portfolio, we’d love to have you! We are always seeking photographers, videographers, writers, art instructors and more, to help elevate the experience at Petaluma Arts Center.

Join Us
If you have a passion for the arts or are wanting to get involved with your local community, or both – we would love to hear from you!

For more information about any of these volunteer opportunities please fill out an application below!