Contact: Tricia Harding, Board Member; 509-876-2591;

Mission: To support and strengthen the Arts as an integral part of daily life through collaborative participation, aggressive Arts advocacy and dynamic membership services.

Volunteer Opportunities: Public art tours, kids' art, events/fundraisers that require planning, set-up, execution and clean-up. 

Required Skills: Reliability, innovation, energy, and interest in the arts.

Skills Learned: Independence, research skills, how a non-profit arts organization operates in a small community, art knowledge, and fundraising organizational skills.

Training: ArtWalla board members train volunteers.

Volunteer Types: Individuals who can help with a project on occasion or groups and individuals who can help once with a big project.

Contact: Tracy Thompson, Program Director; 515 E. Main Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362; 509-526-6921;

Mission: The Carnegie Picture Lab nourishes creativity by enhancing art instruction in the Walla Walla Valley. The Picture Lab also supports schools with library book donations, family fun nights, and field trips.

Volunteer Opportunities: Working with elementary school students, assisting with public events and poster distribution. All opportunities provide hands-on involvement with an emphasis on art.

Skills learned: Teaching elementary school students, collaboration, curriculum design exposure.

Volunteer Types: Individuals who can teach or assist in classroom instruction or art-making projects at public events.

Contact: Patty Keyes, President; 610 S. Roosevelt Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362; 509-529-7948;

Mission: To foster increased awareness of and appreciation for America's unique musical form known as the Blues through educational programming, live events, musical scholarships, and instrument aid.

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

Required Skills: Dependable, able to provide own transportation.

Skills Learned: Working with the public; people skills. 

Training: A society member accompanies first-time volunteers on their initial round.

Volunteer Types: Individuals who can come on a regular basis or help once with a big project.

Contact: Nathanael Fleming, Program Coordinator; 13 1/2 E Main, Suite 201, Walla Walla, WA 99362; 509-529-8020; or

Mission: The Walla Walla Symphony begins its 110th 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, ticket sales, event set-up/tear-down. Volunteers receive free tickets to the performance.

Required Skills: A great attitude and love of music.

Skills Learned: Event planning, music development, people skills.

Training: Provided before the event; no experience necessary.

Volunteer Types: Individuals and groups who can come on a regular basis, on occasion, or to help once with a big project.