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!

For more information on how to become a volunteer, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Visitor Services Volunteers

Work 3-6 hours per week at the Information Desk and with gallery spaces. Greet visitors and provide information about the history of the Shemer, its exhibitions, programs, and events.

Children’s Class Assistants

Assist instructors with preparation and implementation of youth classes, such as our summer camp. Help supervise and assist students in their projects. Report to instructor and staff, shifts scheduled for duration of one class session (2-4 hours/day).

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.

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.


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 Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival, Sunday@Shemer Family Arts Festival, Shemer Honors or Southwest Microliving.


Lead tours of Shemer’s exhibitions for the public and when scheduled, for schools and other private audiences. Provide visitors with questions and context with which to view current exhibitions.

Facilities & Grounds Volunteers

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

Administrative Volunteers

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.

Program Volunteers

Assist in the installation and de-installation of work in galleries, this includes 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.

Special Event Volunteers

May perform a variety of tasks including checking-in guests at admissions, handing out programs, acting as Artist Ambassadors, and helping guests find their way at events like Sunday@Shemer.

Interested?  Please contact shonna@shemerartcenter.org for more information or to sign up today!