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GFS Volunteer Login


VOLUNTEERING AT GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE!

Volunteers play a vital role in all facets of our operation and create a warm and friendly atmosphere for our visitors. Grounds For Sculpture offers a range of volunteer opportunities for people with a variety of interests, schedules, and skills. On-line scheduling makes choosing the best opportunity easy!

 

  • Volunteers are required to give at least 50 hours of service per calendar year.
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
  • Volunteers should have access to email and the internet.
  • Volunteers should be flexible and willing to assist where the need is greatest.
  • Volunteers are expected to attend in-service training that is offered throughout the year.


Education and Performing Arts

Education Volunteers assist the instructors offering workshops for adults, families and children by helping with the distribution of supplies, providing activity support and clean-up assistance.

Performing Arts Volunteers help with event ticket collection, provide seating assistance, and assist with the artist’s merchandise table.

These volunteers also assist Grounds For Sculpture staff with all-day events in the park such as “Day at the Fair” and “Artists in Action”.  At these events, volunteer opportunities include greeting guests, giving directions, or helping with a planned activity.
 

Docents

Docents are active volunteers who choose to take additional training that prepares them to lead group tours at GFS.  Training encompasses tour guidance skills as well as research support on the artists and sculpture at GFS. On completion of the Docent Training Program, docents are expected to provide at least 20 tours and 10 service hours per calendar year.
 

Guest Services

Guest Services Volunteers may assist in two different locations, the INFO Desks in the Welcome Center and Domestic Arts Building. For both of these locations, volunteers are specially trained to answer guests’ questions about GFS, give directions, and answer phones. 
 

Gallery and Park Guides

Gallery Guides assist staff in the indoor galleries in the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts, Museum and Domestic Arts Building. They have attended seasonal exhibit trainings and share information with guests regarding the changing exhibits while looking out for the welfare of the artwork.

Park Guides are very knowledgeable about the 42 acres making up the outdoor space at GFS. They provide a valuable “presence in the park” by answering guests’ questions, giving directions, and providing guidance with the Site Map while assuring the safety of our guests and the outdoor sculpture.
 

Community Marketers

Volunteer Community Marketers “adopt” locations in their community that wish to display GFS brochures. They monitor these locations, and maintain the displays monthly.  
 

Members’ Lounge Volunteers

Volunteers assist in the Members’ Lounge by being a welcoming presence for GFS Members to the lounge. They scan membership cards and assist with simple maintenance of the space.
 

Special Projects Volunteers

As a busy, thriving, growing museum, special requests for volunteer assistance may come from any of the GFS departments. Volunteers interested in helping with these short term projects may have the opportunity to assist with mailings, organizing photo files, screening videos, or representing GFS at a community event. The variety is endless!

If you are interested in knowing more about the Volunteer Program at Grounds For Sculpture, contact our Manager, Volunteer Services at (609) 586-0616, ext. 247 or via email nschomburg@groundsforsculpture.org

If you are ready to apply to become a Grounds For Sculpture Volunteer, see below to either complete and submit your application online or print an application that you can complete and mail.

 

Apply Online to Become a Volunteer

 

Download the Volunteer Application Form to Print & Mail