We need you!
The East Hawaii Cultural Center cannot fully serve the public without the strong support of our volunteers. EHCC’s Volunteer Program is a great way to interact with the art community and expand your knowledge of both the contemporary local and national art scenes, as well as the daily functions of an art gallery.
Volunteer Position Descriptions
Volunteers who enjoy interacting with the public and like to spend time amongst the exhibits are great for this position. It involves keeping a watchful eye to ensure that guests do not touch the artwork and that visitors don't wander upstairs. Light sweeping of the gallery is appreciated. In between greeting patrons and answering questions about the exhibits and the center, volunteers are welcome to bring a book or their laptop etc. The Gallery is open 10-4pm, Tuesday thru Saturday. The Gallery closes once a month (3 days) for the changing of the exhibition which is also an time in which we need extra help.
Volunteers who work special events and exhibition openings assist with set up and teardown, act as crowd liaisons, provide information about exhibitions to the public, and have a great time working with the staff to make our events successful. Special events include: exhibition openings & First Friday, Performances usually held in the 2nd Fl. Theater, Artist Talks & lectures, Film Screenings, etc... These positions have flexible dates and hours.
Volunteers who like more physical work will enjoy when we change-over an exhibition as well as assisting with other preparatory duties. These positions are available in between exhibitions which may require lifting, mounting, painting, etc. We also need help in this area for possible set-design in the Theater.
Volunteers with an enthusiasm for learning and teaching will have the opportunity to assist in upcoming projects such as lectures and artist talks and workshop assistants. These positions have flexible dates and hours.
Other Areas of Assistance
Volunteers who are looking for a smaller commitment, and enjoy getting out into the community, are perfect for assisting with mailings, flyer distribution, program research, and other tasks.
Most volunteer positions occur on EHCC property but we do have some off-site community events that we attend.