Make a difference!
You can make a difference in your community—right here, right now—by volunteering for the Eastport Arts Center. Each year, dozens of volunteers offer their talents in support of the Arts Center. This support allows the EAC to provide gallery shows, performances, and educational programs like ArtsBloom, Eastport Strings, and art classes for Eastport Elementary School and Shead High School.
Why become a volunteer? Because we need your help! Without volunteers, our services would be extremely curtailed. According to the Independent Sector, the value of an hour of volunteer time in Maine is $20.10. (https://www.independentsector.org/volunteer_time)
Think of it this way: 20 volunteers who each give only 2 hours of free time per week would be the same as a full-time salary of almost $42,000. (And in case you didn’t know, none of the Arts Center’s paid staff members is a full-time employee.) This labor of love from volunteers is a huge savings, making it possible to accomplish vitally important tasks we simply could not otherwise afford to do.
What do you get in return? When you volunteer at the Eastport Arts Center, you will enjoy the camaraderie of working with others in your community who value the arts. You will help us show grant makers with real numbers that we are a community-based organization. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to maintain a vibrant arts collective for all who live in and visit Washington County.
We have many volunteer needs at the Arts Center:
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Box office greeters & ticket takers
- Poster & brochure distribution
- Organize receptions or provide refreshments
- Set up for performances
- Stage hands
- Run lights or sound for performances
- Act in plays
- Musical performances
- General office support
- Teach a class or workshop
- Grant research & writing
- Serve on a Board committee
- Help with mailings
- Website maintenance
- Social Media
- Publicity & Marketing
- Arts Center maintenance
- Carpentry & Painting
See anything in this list that captures your fancy? We’d love to welcome you as our newest volunteer. No experience is necessary: let us know what you can do! Please email us to indicate your interest!
Are you already a volunteer? In case we haven’t said so lately,
For proper recognition, and for grant applications, we need to keep track of your volunteered hours (big or small) on behalf of any program or activity. If you have volunteered in any of these roles, or in other ways, and have not communicated your hours, please send an email with the general description of your activities and your estimated hours to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start today! Contact us at (207) 853 4650 or email.