There is virtually no aspect of the Kennebec Valley Art Association that is untouched by volunteers. Our success depends upon your willingness to help govern, curate exhibitions, staff drop offs and pickups, manage finances, serve on committees, recycle, building upkeep, mailings, website development, catering, our newsletter, press clippings, filing, painting…the list goes on and on.

A special thanks to our Board of Directors. These individuals all serve on at least two committees and many are working on special projects as well. Their vision, energy and expertise are crucial to the continued growth of our organization and realization of our mission to connect and celebrate the arts, artists and community.

Finally, did you know that the Kennebec Valley Art Association is a member of the Maine Association of Nonprofits?  That means that membership benefits extend to our staff, board members and volunteers.  Here are some of those benefits you can take advantage of as a KVAA volunteer:

50% discount on educational management training …
Answers to nonprofit questions with a call to Maine Association of Nonprofits …
Pro bono legal and accounting advice …

and more!  For a complete list of benefits visit the Maine Association of Nonprofits membership page or call them at 871-1885.


List of Volunteer Jobs at the Harlow

Contact Nancy Barron, Volunteer Coordinator – 622-3813

>Digital photographers needed to document exhibitions and events, and to upload photographs to Picasa. An ongoing job that can be shared.

>Serve on the board of directors, or on a board committee. Help shape the policy and future of the Harlow Gallery and the Kennebec Valley Art Association.

>Grants: researching grant opportunities, help with grant writing.

>Fundraising! Join our Development Committee and help raise money to keep our non-profit gallery in the green. Plan and organize fundraising events, recruit sponsors, etc.

Internet related jobs — work from home!

>Post events on online calendars at MPBN, the Maine Arts Commission and others. An ongoing job.

>If you’ve got good computer equipment at home, this job may be for you! We need press clippings scanned and uploaded to Picasa (an online photo sharing site). An ongoing job that can be shared.

>Design flyers for exhibitions and events at the Harlow.

Volunteer Once — Help Two Great Nonprofits!

The KVAA recently put all of our historical records into the care of the Kennebec Historical Society in Augusta. The Historical Society is in great need of volunteers who can sort through these records and place them into catagories, and/or do data entry, including mention of individuals for cross reference in their computer database.

The story of the KVAA is a fascinating one, with deep roots and connections with many commnunity leaders and artists going back to the late 1950s. Come volunteer and help both organizations make our story available to the greater public! Please contact Ernie Plummer, President of the Kennebec Historical Society at elplummer@earthlink.net or (207) 622-7718.