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Volunteer at the Shemer Art Center

Volunteering is a great way to both connect with the community and give something back. At the Shemer Art Center we have has many opportunities for you to donate time that will help us be able to sustain and grow our programming. Take part in helping the Shemer Art Center fulfill our mission of supporting and showcasing Arizona artists, which we have been doing since 1984!

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some great opportunities to put both your talents and your spare time to use in our community!

Summer Camp Class Assistants

Assist instructors with preparation and implementation of youth classes, such as our summer camps. Help supervise and assist students in their projects. Report to instructor and staff, shifts scheduled for duration of one class session (4 hours/day).


Assist in clerical duties, including data entry, filing, preparing mailings, answering phones, preparing for classes and meetings, creating and updating documents, or performing other tasks as needed.

Gift Shop Attendants

Welcome visitors, assist with art selection, and keep accurate records of gift shop inventory. Assist Shemer staff in shop maintenance and other tasks as needed.


Work a three-hour shift each week in the lobby.  Greet visitors, lead tours of Shemer’s exhibitions for the public and when scheduled, for schools and other private audiences. Provide visitors with information about the history of the Shemer, its exhibitions, programs and events.


Work with staff on upcoming events and other fundraising endeavors. Volunteers will help set up and tear down for events, lead committees and/or assist with planning of fundraisers and events including our annual Art in the Garden & Sparkling Tea, Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival, Shemer Arizona Arts Festival or Shemer Honors.  May perform a variety of tasks including checking-in guests at admissions, handing out programs, acting as Artist Ambassadors, or simply helping guests find their way to various activities.

Facilities & Grounds

Assist with installation of various outdoor facilities such as upkeep of planted garden and flower beds once per week or as needed.


Assist in the installation and de-installation of exhibitions in galleries,  with preparatory tasks (painting, hanging), collections management and registration tasks (documenting), as well as curatorial tasks (assisting with the placement and interpretation of works).  Also assist as needed with upcoming classes and workshops, and other programming.

Publicity and Social Media

Work with Shemer staff in creating and distributing promotional materials, updating social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), and other administrative tasks with a focus on publicity and event promotion.


Contact us for more information or fill out your application today!

Volunteer Application