Arts and Culture

ArtWalla

Walla Walla Blues Society

Walla Walla Symphony


ArtWalla

Contact: Tricia Harding, board member of ArtWalla (509)876-2591, tricia.harding@artwalla.com

Mission: ArtWalla's mission is to support and strengthen the Arts as an integral part of daily life, education and economic development in the Walla Walla Valley. ArtWalla envisions an arts culture of excellence with vibrant events, innovative programs and multiple, diverse sources of sustained support. To this end, Art Walla is dedidated to collaborative participation, aggressive Arts advocacy and dynamic membership services.

Volunteer Opportunities: Events and fundraisers during the year require volunteers for organization, set-up, event and clean-up activities. (i.e. Halloween Haunted House, Artrain USA), Public Art Tour Guides, kids art activities

Required Skills: We want reliable volunteers, interested in the arts, who will fulfill the commitments they make. Self-starters, innovative, and energetic!

Skills Learned: Research skills, learning about how a non-profit arts organization operates in a small community, art knowledge, fundraising organizational skills, independent working skills.

Training: Volunteers will be trained by ArtWalla board members as appropriate for whatever project is at hand. Times can be flexible.

Volunteer Types:

  • Individuals who can help with a project occasionally when it fits his/her schedule
  • Individuals who can come help out once with a big project
  • Groups of volunteers who can help out once with a big project

Walla Walla Blues Society

Contact: Patty Keyes, 610 S. Roosevelt Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362, 509-529-7948, wwbs@bmi.net

Mission: The mission of the WWBS is to foster an increased awareness of, and appreciation for, America's original and unique musical form known as the Blues. Through educational programs for youth and promotion of live events within our community, the WWBS is dedicated to keeping in touch with our American musical heritage. We also get instruments for kids in need, provide musical scholarships, and do Blues-in-the-Schools Programs.

Volunteer Opportunities: Putting up posters, taking newsletters around to businesses, working security at events

Required Skills: dependable, transportation, etc.

Skills Learned: working with the public, getting along with people

Training: Someone from the blues society will give them a list of places to take posters/newsletters and go out with them the first time.

Volunteer Types:

  • Individuals who can come on a regular basis
  • Individuals who can come help out once with a big project

Walla Walla Symphony

Contact: Trudy Ostby at info@wwsymphony.org or Elizabeth Fleming at elizabeth@wwsymphony.org, PO Box 92, 13 1/2 E Main, Suite 201, Walla Walla, WA 99362,509-529-8020

Mission: The Walla Walla Symphony begins its 106th season as the oldest continuously operating symphony west of the Mississippi. Composed of musicians from Walla Walla and around the region, the orchestra is recognized for its adventurous programming, school programs, and tradition of performing original compositions.

Volunteer Opportunities: Marketing, Poster Distribution, Mailing preparation, Ushers, Selling tickets, Event set-up/tear-down. Volunteers will be rewarded with free tickets to the performance.

Required Skills: A great attitude and love of music.

Skills Learned: The ability to help plan and execute bringing great music to the Walla Walla Valley.

Training: Provided before the specific event; no experience necessary.

Volunteer Types:

  • Individuals who can come on a regular basis
  • Individuals who can help with a project occasionally when it fits his/her schedule
  • Individuals who can come help out once with a big project
  • Groups of volunteers who can come on a regular basis
  • Groups of volunteers who can help out once with a big project

Carnegie Picture Lab

 

Contact: Joanne Heppert, 610 S. The Carnegie Picture Lab Studi 515 E Main St (By Bacon and Eggs), joanne@carnegiepicturelab.com

Mission: The Carnegie Picture Lab provides art instruction and art history presentations led by volunteers at least three times per year to every participating K-5 classroom. The Picture Lab also supports the schools with library book donations, follow up activities, family fun nights, and field trips. 

Volunteer Opportunities: Working with K-6 grade students in public schools, hands-on involvement with an emphasis on art.

Skills Learned: working with elementary school students, leadership, collaboration.