Volunteer

10698669_734030383300809_3804072072885897631_nHelp Bring the Arts to Life by Volunteering

Join the 90 plus volunteers who lend a hand, for jobs large and small, to help make the Hoffman Center for the Arts thrive. Your time and skills are vital to our success. Plus, it’s a fun way to meet new people that care about the arts.

Check out the volunteer opportunities below. Whether you’re looking for a high-impact leadership role, prefer to work with a team, or have just little time you’d like to share, we’re excited to hear from you.  Contact us at hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net

Key Roles That Will Make the Biggest Difference:

Fundraising Expert

  • Help the board develop a comprehensive fundraising plan
  • Include a variety of ways to raise funds, including
    • appeals, estate planning, social media, employer matching, etc.
  • Work with the Grant Committee to help identify more foundations to approach

Fundraising Event Lead

  • Seek out ideas for original fundraising events
  • Develop a team to help launch those events.

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Engage and organize volunteers for programming and fundraising events
  • Helping the board to identify key volunteer tasks and outline responsibilities
  • Build a process for tracking volunteer hours (that’s easy for volunteers)
  • Identify ways to ensure volunteers feel welcomed and appreciated
  • Lead the team to put on the Volunteer Appreciation Event.

Event Technical Support Crew

  • Assist with setting up the Center for events
  • Operate associated audio, video and/or lighting systems during events (will train)
  • Assist with restoring the Center after events
  • Troubleshoot technical equipment.

Gallery Manager  FILLED!!

The Gallery Manager oversees the operation of the Hoffman Gallery, including seeking out and scheduling art shows, recruiting and scheduling Gallery Sitters, and supporting sales.

  • Seek out local and visiting artists for shows.
  • Arrange receiving art and hanging the show
  • Train Gallery Sitters in accepting payment: check, cash, Square or online via the hoffmanblog.org.
  • Track art sales and report to book keeper and treasurer, and generate statement to pay artists.
  • Organize and promote art openings as shows change over to encourage sales.

Music Program Champion:  FILLED!!!

  • Put together a team to start this important program from the ground up
  • Identify and recruit performers that are a good fit for the space and the community
  • Work with the Grant Committee to find funding sources, especially for start up
  • Provide information and materials to the Communications Committee to publicize events
  • Open and set up for performers, including sound checks.

Social Media Champion  FILLED!!!

  • Post Hoffman activities and workshops on the Facebook page
  • Look for ways to increase social media engagement with current platforms
  • Identify other social media avenues that work well to promote an arts organization like the Hoffman Center for the Arts

Join one of our standing committees:
 Hoffman Gardens (chair: Madeline Olson)

  • Participate in periodic weeding parties to keep the Gardens looking good.
  • Get on the watering schedule during the summer months.

Programming Committee (chair: Toni Greening)

  • Review proposals from prospective instructors and performers and make recommendations to the board.
  • Identify opportunities for additional programming
  • Recruit champions to implement new programs
  • Supply Communication Committee with information and materials to publicize programming
  • Track results and evaluations to further inform the committee and the board for future programming.

Communication Committee (chair: Open)

  • Write and distribute press releases to relevant media
  • Design flyers for events and workshops
  • Support special projects like appeal mailings, annual reports, event invitations, etc.

Grant Committee (chair: Marcia Silver)

  • Identify funding sources that are a good fit
  • Work with the board and committees to identify relevant projects that could use funding from grants
  • Work with project champions to develop narrative and budget for grant applications

Smaller, but Vital Tasks:

  • Post flyers around Manzanita, Nehalem, and Wheeler
  • Take admission at events
  • Gallery sitter for art shows (Fridays 2 to 4pm)
  • Set up the center for events and workshops
  • Fold letters and stuff envelopes two or three times a year
  • Serve as greeter for fundraising events.