By Katherine Walker
Volunteers are a vital resource that sustains public programming for many non-profit museums and galleries who rely on their community’s support. At Station Gallery, we depend on the dedicated work of our volunteers to help us deliver a variety of art-making programs, support SG at community events, assist curatorial undertakings, and lead engaging education programs for school groups.
Some of the responsibilities of our volunteers include supporting our artist instructors during art classes and workshops by preparing art materials, providing one-on-one help with participants, and helping with clean-up at the end of the day. Volunteers also provide friendly, energetic, and courteous service to our patrons during events at the gallery or in the community.
In 2019, Station Gallery volunteers contributed over 2500 hours of service!
Some of the events that our volunteers helped with this year includes Canada Day, Drawing For Art, Brooklin Harvest Fest, Food Truck Frenzy, Culture Days, Holiday House Tour, the Holiday Market, SG Night Market, WAVE Summer Music Series, and so many more. Each of these events celebrate and support the diverse collection of artists working and living in the Durham Region community, but we often take the planning and facilitating of these events for granted. A lot of the work is done with the help of volunteers who don’t always receive the thanks they deserve. So let us take a moment to show our appreciation for all of the hard work achieved by our volunteers in 2019. On behalf of the team at Station Gallery, we thank you for your goodwill, compassion, and diligent work!
Speaking of dependable and hardworking volunteers, one of our veteran volunteers, Kerry Lovett, reached a major milestone this year. She has volunteered at Station Gallery for over 1000 hours! This is an incredible achievement that demonstrates the ongoing commitment and support of our dedicated volunteers. We are so grateful to Kerry for her generosity and hard work over the years. If you see her around the gallery be sure to thank her and maybe even give her a high-five!
And a special thank you to Station Gallery’s Volunteer Coordinator, Ally Nohos, who ensures that the voices of our volunteers are heard and their hard work is acknowledged.
We look forward to welcoming back our volunteers for another successful year of events and programs in 2020. If you are interested in becoming a Station Gallery volunteer, click here to apply today or email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org