Become a Volunteer

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ very active and involved ‘league’ of volunteers consists of over 150 members that come from a variety of diverse backgrounds which contribute to a wide range of organizational and programming needs.  These volunteers are the backbone of the organization providing ‘hands on’ assistance, financial support, and community awareness which is vital to our Mission.  Members now provide over 10,000 hours annually which has increased substantially since its official founding in 1991.  The ACA League’s main focus is to serve as the volunteer corps of ACA and is committed to furthering the growth of the arts in the community.  They also actively support two major fundraising events, IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts and Horsin’ Around, provide assistance with Community Outreach projects, and run their own creative fundraisers throughout the year.

The purpose of the league is to serve as the volunteer corps of Atlantic Canter for the Arts, further the growth of arts in the New Smyrna Beach area, and foster community interest, appreciation and support of Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Ways to volunteer:
– Assisting with all events and related activities involving the ACA League, ACA, and IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts.
– Assisting with openings at Harris House and the Arts on Douglass (hospitality, set-up, clean-up, etc.)
– Travel to and from meetings and events, running errands, etc.
– Time Spent on the telephone or computer including work done at home.
– Special projects including office assistance or reception desk at Main Campus and Arts on Douglas.
– Assisting in the Commons kitchen during Residencies.
– Attending openings at ACA, Harris House and Arts on Douglas.  – Special occasions such as ACA League summer luncheons and the annual volunteer recognition luncheon
– Assisting artists/teachers during ACA’s Summer Art Camp, Middle School and High School programrack-sale-flyer-donate-try-3-4-x-6-corals.

2017 ACA Volunteer League Meetings:
January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21 luncheon*, July 19 luncheon*, August 16 luncheon*, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 13 potluck luncheon* (luncheon locations vary)

10 AM Social, 10:30 AM League Meeting
Open to potential volunteers. ACA Downtown, Yurick Studios

 

Special Projects/Activities

Garage Sale: League members help collect and donate objects for the sale. The volunteers set up tables of kitchenware, linen, holiday ornaments,
glassware, furniture, and many other items. Many hands are needed to assist with pricing, collecting, setting up and selling.

Cookbook: A new fundraiser being introduced this year.

Fashion Show: A popular event where local shops provide the latest fashions for League models. This is a special event includes lunch, raffles and shopping for members and the community.

Art of Flavor: This ongoing fundraiser involves the marketing and selling of two types of spices under the Art of Flavor. Volunteers are vital to the success of this initiative as they sell boxed spices at the Saturday Farmers Market, local festivals and other special events.

Arts and Crafts Team: A merry group of volunteers participate weekly to create original holiday ornaments and other special gifts. Items are sold at the Tour of Homes’ boutique near the holidays.

Social Events and Member Recruitment: Volunteers experience meeting new people while enjoying a good party. This committee finds creative ways to introduce the community to all volunteer members.

2016 ACA Volunteer League Board of Directors

President – Patricia Appleton
1st VP – Greta Kenny
2nd VP – Sue Flynn
Treasurer – Nance Casey Koch
Recording Secretary – Penny Wolters
Corresponding Secretary – Pat Skrtic
Ways and Means:
Lisa Dunphy [Garage Sale]
Betty McNamara [Fashion show]

Peggy Imbert, Volunteer Liaison (386) 402 – 7517

Membership dues are $25 per year and volunteers are required to contribute a
minimum of 36 hours per year.  Hours are recorded in the Volunteer Hours book at the ACA Main Campus or downtown location.  Total hours are tallied in December and awards are presented annually in January or February to volunteers that have performed ‘above and beyond’ during the previous year.  The ACA League offers unique experiences in Community Art Education & Outreach, rewarding interaction with the communities’ youth, fundraising opportunities, friendship…and FUN!

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To get involved, contact Peggy Imbert, Volunteer Liaison at pimbert@atlanticcenterforthearts.org or 386-402-7517 (Mondays 9 AM – 12 PM / Wednesdays 10 AM – 3 PM).