Through their various skills and interests they provide services that without them would be unavailable. Becoming a volunteer can be a rewarding experience through personal enrichment, increased knowledge of the arts, and meeting people with similar interests. The success of the Averitt Center for the Arts depends on our volunteers.
Volunteer Information Form.pdf
Volunteers receive a one-time-only coupon for 25% off in the Art Center Gift Shop
Volunteers will receive 10% off on instructional arts programs.
Volunteers will receive the quarterly newsletter from the Averitt Center for the Arts
Volunteer of the Year will be recognized for his/her annual service hours at the annual meeting of the Statesboro Arts Council held at the end of the fiscal year.
Volunteers will become more knowledgeable about the arts.
Volunteers will receive social benefits of meeting people in the community.
Volunteers will be recognized for their service in publications and in the annual report.
Required Training Agenda
All Art Center volunteers are required to attend a 60-minute orientation/training by the Executive Director, Technical Director and/or his/her designee.
To become a Volunteer download the Volunteer Application Form, fill it out, and then mail it to P.O. Box 926, Statesboro, GA 30459. Pre-registration is required for Volunteer Training.
The training will include a history of the Center; tour of the facility; performance schedule; specific expectations of various volunteer positions; customer service philosophy; house policies and procedures; dress code requirements; wheel chair assistance; emergency procedures; and code of conduct/dismissal procedures.
Additional training may be required for various job titles as necessary.
Ushers meet and greet patrons attending theater events, and assist and direct attendees to their designated seats. Other duties include taking tickets, handing out programs, and managing traffic flow.
Docents provide tours of galleries to both groups and individuals. Continuous training and research are a big part of the Docent program. Docents are educators, tour guides, and good will ambassadors for the Art Center. Specific docent duties include welcoming groups and individuals to the gallery, helping them to understand and reflect on the art in the gallery, and providing knowledge and interest in the various exhibitions of art. Volunteers in this capacity must have good communication skills and feel comfortable speaking to large groups.
Gallery attendants meet and greet patrons, direct patrons to Center activities, organize and prepare various mail-outs, and monitor participants in gallery so that the art is not damaged. Attendants will provide literature on exhibitions and distribute brochures about the facility, membership opportunities, volunteer opportunities, performance season, semester programming and general information.
Accessibility guides may include touring individuals with disabilities through gallery exhibitions, and assisting with instructional programs, as well as helping with performances. This includes working with individuals with hearing and vision impairments, physical limitations and/or intellectual limitations. Interpreters will be needed as requested for performances, special events, and gallery tours.
Seasonal/Special Event Workers
Seasonal/Special Event Workers will help with various programs, projects and special events. These events might include fundraisers, special events, summer camps, workshops and more. Volunteers in this capacity will be utilized on an as-needed basis.