Volunteer

Walton Arts Center volunteers are a dedicated group of individuals who commit their time, talents, and resources to maintaining the arts in our community. At Walton Arts Center we strive to provide the highest quality programming available, and our volunteer program is essential to the high level of services that we offer.  Our volunteers provide support to virtually every aspect of our operations with thousands of hours of service each year.

Our diverse group of volunteers represents an interesting cross-section of the Northwest Arkansas community. Though they hail from a variety of backgrounds, they all share a love for the arts and their community. They provide support to virtually every aspect of operation through thousands of hours of service each year. At Walton Arts Center our philosophy towards our corps of volunteers is simple: the show could not go on without them!

 

Opportunities

Front of House
Assist our operations team during Walton Arts Center, SoNA, Trike and TheatreSquared performances, as well as education shows and special events doing everything from taking tickets and ushering to selling concessions and checking coats.

Studio & Education Outreach
Work with Walton Arts Center and Crystal Bridges' Arts With Education (AWE) Institute, as well as with classes and camps on the WAC campus.

Special Events
Assist in special tasks during annual events, like Artosphere Arts + Nature Festival, Art of Wine Festival and Masquerade Ball.

Administrative
Assist with a variety of office and clerical duties.

Resident Companies
Work during performances and special events for TheatreSquared, Trike and SoNA and help Community Creative Center with classes and camps throughout the year.

 

Training

All volunteers are required to attend an orientation session before making the decision to join the team. The orientation sessions are designed to inform prospective volunteers about policies and procedures, plus details about opportunities. New volunteers are paired with seasoned veterans for "on the job" training for the first few shows. Seasoned volunteers are also required to attend a training session once a year in the summer as a "refresher" course.

During the annual training sessions policies and procedures are reviewed and new programs or policies are also introduced. Training sessions might also have a particular focus, such as safety or customer service. In addition, the training sessions provide an opportunity for volunteers to receive a sneak peek for the upcoming season.

 

Recognition

Every year Walton Arts Center honors our volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Night. During this special evening, awards are given based upon years of service and number of hours, plus The Volunteer of the Year Award. In addition, Walton Arts Center recognizes volunteers throughout the year with a complimentary ticket program that allows volunteers to work up to receiving tickets to shows that are presented by the Center. Volunteers are often highlighted in Bravo, the monthly newsletter for volunteers. Walton Arts Center is always looking for additional ways to recognize our volunteers for their dedication and faithful service.

Support the arts in your community.
Make new friends in a fun and creative environment. 
Help us make life sweet in Northwest Arkansas!