"I volunteer at Open Space as a way of supporting the Open Space team and their efforts to bring diverse programming to our community. The variety of volunteer opportunities leaves something for everyone, and has allowed me to develop various skills. I’ve had the chance to participate in gallery installation, assist with special events on and off site, and archival work. There always seems to be new ways to get involved, and I feel grateful especially for the experiences where I could be part of truly forward-thinking and enlightening initiatives.” 

 -Margaret Lapp, Open Space Volunteer since 2014

At Open Space, our success is based on the generosity and support of our volunteers. Having only three permanent staff members, we could not complete our dynamic artistic programming without the help of our over 100 supportive volunteers. In 2014, our volunteers contributed the equivalent of $29,496 in 1599.25 hours, which is the equivalent of a full-time gallery assistant.
Typical volunteer positions:
  • Events and Openings Assistance - Aid the set up, take down, and the tending of bar for performances, while listening to music performances, literary readings, or artist’s talks.
  • Technical Assistance - Contribute your expertise in audio, art installation, lighting, painting, and striking exhibitions.
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Help schedule and organize fellow volunteers, as well as assisting with event planning for a volunteer thank you party.
  • Clerical Assistance - Have a knack for filing, phoning, mailing, or data entry? We have an abundance of tasks to keep you busy.
Interested in other types of work? Open Space can help devise a volunteer role that fits your interests, capabilities, and time commitments.

Benefits of volunteering: 

Volunteering at Open Space is not only fun, but it’s a great way to network with other artists in the community, country, and world. Open Space volunteers gain practical skills and development by working alongside professionals and visiting artists.
In addition, if you complete 12 hours of volunteering, you are eligible to become an Open Space member. Rewards of membership include:
  • Free subscription to our newsletter
  • Email announcements, including invitations to opening events, volunteer opportunities, and more.
  • Discounts on publications, performances, in-house printing, etc.
  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting.
To become a volunteer, visit Open Space during regular gallery hours to fill out a volunteer form, or fill out the online form below:


Become a Volunteer!