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Volunteer at Quest

Volunteering with Quest Art means shining at what you do best

– behind the scenes or up front!

 

Possible Volunteer Roles:

Exhibition and Event Set-up.
There’s a lot to learn about hanging an exhibition and the curatorial practices in a professional gallery, which you could learn by assisting our director and the team as they carefully change exhibitions. These happen all year round so get in touch if you’d like to have valuable insight into what goes on behind-the-scenes! You can also help set-up displays for one of our varied fundraisers, which also involves teamwork and an attention to detail. You might also be asked to lift or carry items, depending on the event.

Reception and Greeting.
An integral part of events at Quest is the welcoming face our visitors see when they first arrive. If you feel you are a friendly, welcoming person then you could assist us by greeting visitors, taking down their information or assisting with ticketing. This role requires someone well-presented and able to multi-task.

Office and Administrative Support.
There’s a lot that goes on behind-the-scenes to organize exhibitions and fundraisers! We are always seeking volunteers to help in the offices at Quest. If you are adept at multi-tasking, are comfortable making phone calls and have an eye for detail then this may be the perfect role!

Workshop and Educational Assistant.
There are many different workshops held at Quest Art School + Gallery, and off-site, to a wide variety of students. We offer classes to children, youth and adults of all skill levels. If you are curious, patient and eager to lend a hand, then you might be perfect assisting one of our instructors as they lead a workshop.

Off-Site Events.
Quest Art, as a charitable organization, is often invited to a wide range of events in the Midland-Penetang’, and sometimes wider, region. These vary by season and year, so depending on where you can get to, you could assist at one of these events. Please let us know your preferences as this would be a real asset to us at Quest when seeking location specific volunteers!

 

Students:

Students can get involved with Quest Art and discover fun and engaging ways to explore art, get community volunteer hours, meet other creative people or even complete your co-op credit! We would love to have your insight and energy here at Quest! Please contact getinvolved@questart.ca

 

Application Process:

Volunteers are the backbone of Quest Art and are engaged in all facets of our organization. Whether you are interested in joining our volunteer team, it’s been a while since you last volunteered, or simply have questions about volunteering with Quest Art, please get in touch at getinvolved@questart.ca
For all the volunteer roles, whether at Quest Art School + Gallery or off-site, training is provided. There is no experience necessary to help out here at Quest.

To apply as a volunteer with Quest, please complete our Online Application Form or print the PDF version of our Volunteer Application and send the paper form to our offices at 333 King St., Midland, L4R 4M7.

 

Our Volunteer Newsletter:

We communicate with our volunteers on a roughly monthly basis about ongoing projects and upcoming events. In these newsletters you’ll find details about when, where and how we’ll need your support. All training and information for the events and the volunteer roles are provided beforehand – there is no experience required!

Volunteer Experiences:

Quest being forward thinking embraced online learning which allows our teachers and participants to connect from any location. These workshops fill a need for building the Quest Art profile, creativity, and positive mental health especially during a pandemic. In the process, I am part of a supportive learning community, and I am so thankful for this meaningful opportunity.
– Sharon
I really liked being able to handle the art and see it up close. I found it interesting to observe the weight of each piece, the wide variety of surfaces and materials used by the artists, the framing choices for the art, and the personal inscriptions the artist wrote on the back of their work. I felt a personal connection, and gained a familiarity with the art: I enjoyed this immensely.
– Frieda
It was wonderful being surrounded by beautiful art, which helped to encourage and motivate me, as well as meeting so many friendly, fantastic, creative people. Of course, there was the added advantage of being able to purchase art to adorn my walls! What a great experience!
– Karen
Through Quest’s volunteer opportunities, I have been able to become more connected to the arts community of the Midland area.  I have participated in fundraising events, assisted with gallery openings at the MCC, and have had the opportunity to create art demonstration videos for the Quest Art website.  Quest Art creates excellent arts programming for all age groups; volunteering with them lets me participate in all kinds of activities and events that I may not have otherwise been exposed to.
– Chelsea
Getting involved with Quest as a volunteer, exhibitor, workshop attendee, instructor, mentor and art retreat host has brought back one of the great joys of my life. I can’t thank Quest Art School + Gallery enough.
– Ross

Be a part of a thriving, creative team and support your community!

What are you waiting for?

Get Involved!