PlatteForum is a one-of-a-kind art and youth development center that has a variety of opportunities for individual involvement. This is a community-centered place where artists create, collaborate with underserved and at-risk youth, and present their work to the public through exhibitions and performances. We offer several unique programs: Artist Residency, Learning Lab and ArtLab, and numerous opportunities for volunteering. Please see the descriptions below and to the left and complete the application below to start the process of becoming a PlatteForum volunteer.
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Exhibition and Opening Support
Help prepare for opening exhibitions. Tasks may include hanging, lighting, installing, painting, prepping, and cleaning. Work may include working with power tools.
Time commitment: The week before openings, flexible days/evening hours available.
Special Event Support
Various roles and needs including marketing, planning and coordination, and donations of food and beverages. Follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter to learn more about our events.
Provide tutoring for ArtLab interns (high-school age students) in math, biology, chemistry, world history, U.S. history, and other subject areas.
Time commitment: To be determined by tutor and student.
Learning Labs are intensive workshops for youth led by creative residents. Volunteers work side by side with youth, support staff set up and clean up, help gather materials, and help youth create work.
Time commitment: 3-6 hours per week. To ensure consistency for youth, volunteers are encouraged to sign up for a few hours per week for the entire Learning Lab running 6-7 weeks at a time.
Mentors for A.M.P.
Be an access/readiness mentor through the Access Mentoring Program (A.M.P.). Mentors are matched with an ArtLab intern and help with essay writing, meeting application deadlines, and more.
Time commitment: Mentors are trained and asked to commit to two years of involvement with an ArtLab intern. Mentors spend about 6-8 hours per month with mentee and in A.M.P. activities.
Donations of Time or Supplies, Administrative Support, and Nonprofit Management
We are in need of and welcome assistance in any of the following areas:
Serve on a Committee
PlatteForum can support students interested in undergraduate- or graduate-level internships in nonprofit management, art history, fine arts, youth development, teaching, and other disciplines. Please contact Kim McCarty if you are interested in an internship.
Serve on the Board of Directors
Board of Directors: The board of directors advises, governs, oversees policy and direction, and assists in the leadership and general promotion of PlatteForum in accordance with our mission and needs. Contact us if you are interested in learning more about serving on PlatteForum’s board.