Volunteer

Volunteer with The Arts in your Community.

Do you have a passion to volunteer in your community and make a difference? Highlands Art League values and appreciates volunteers and their support to help our village, programs and event flourish and thrive so we can continue to our mission.

If you are interested in volunteering with HAL – please contact the office at: manager@highlandsartleague.org or 863-385-6682

The Highlands Art League (HAL) is a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing an avenue for artists of all ages and talents and mediums to express their vision in an art community.  HAL has been around since 1966 and has thrived in this community sharing arts and culture with its citizens and surrounding residents.

HAL is supported by a strong volunteer board that believes in continuing the mission to encourage emerging and evolving artists of all ages and to positively impact our community through the celebration and exploration of the arts.  HAL has expanded its campus to include four (4) buildings overall: 1) Clovelly House 2) Museum of the Arts, 3) Vocational Arts Center and 4) Yellow House Gallery & Gift Shop.  HAL offers programs and activities for the amateur or a professional artist are welcome in our “Village Where Art Lives.”  We have rotating exhibits and galleries available for viewing pleasure.  Our Artist in Residence program provides emerging artists to “intern” with fellow artists and the artist community here downtown Sebring while housed on our campus village.

As a non-profit, the Highlands Art League relies heavily on donations, fundraisers and volunteer work to keep the artistic juices flowing and thriving.  Did you know that most of the Highlands Art League’s financial support comes from individual and corporate donations? That’s right! Because the Highlands Art League (HAL) is a private, 501(c)(3) organization, we depend on YOU to keep our doors open, classes going and our great exhibitions on the walls. When you donate to the Highlands Art League or become a member, you become part of one of the preeminent institutions in Florida’s Heartland area arts scene. You ensure that everyone in our community has a great place to visit for art and cultural stimulation, and you preserve an organization that makes this community great. Plus, your donations are tax deductible.

 

High School Students:

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer in a dynamic setting that encourages creativity and inspiration? Then the Highlands Art League is the place to be! We need reliable, responsible volunteers to assist with Education programs, Administrative support, and much more. Your talents and skills are appreciated, and your volunteer time can count toward community service hours for your service club or school requirements.

Summer Art Camp Volunteers: (Students must be 16 or older)

The Highlands Art League is in need of volunteers for Creative Kids Summer Art Camp 2014. This opportunity gives volunteers a chance to work with children, adults and other volunteers in a highly creative and fun atmosphere. Duties will consist of assisting teachers and children, cleaning, organizing, etc.

College Students/Interns:

Would you like experience working in a fun, creative setting? The Highlands Art League is always looking for talented students to volunteer their skills while gaining real, hands-on work experience. Internships are unpaid, and we ask that students volunteer at least 4 hours per week. Because we’re a non-profit, there are always more projects to be done than our staff can complete, so we work with our interns to find at least one major project that they can complete on their own during the course of the internship. And we tailor those projects to the intern’s specific major and interests.

Currently, we place interns in these departments:

  • Education interns work on everything from writing grant requests to class curriculum. You don’t have to be an Education major! We can use almost anyone to help with the projects in this department.
  • Public Relations & Marketing interns should generally have background in Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising or Graphic Design. Projects can include designing and publishing event posters, advertisements, or newsletters; creating and executing public relations and marketing plans for specific events or exhibitions; and assisting with community outreach programs.

Docents:

Our Docent Program enables visitors of all ages and abilities to discover, understand, and enjoy the Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA) exhibitions through inquiry-based tours and object-based learning. Docents are the Museum’s enthusiastic educational ambassadors to the public, and are the core of the Museum’s interpretive program. They conduct tours for children, kindergarten through twelfth grade, adults and special needs visitors. They also assist with special events and present outreach programs in the community.

Docent training is available as needed in a one on one setting. The Museum asks that “new” docents commit to a minimum of one full year of giving tours.

Event Volunteers:

Event volunteers are individuals or corporate employees who volunteer to support the HAL’s many events, including Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, Golf Tournament, Wine Tasting, Art on the Waterfront, and more! They may join as an individual, or as a collaborative effort of a group.

Service Volunteers:

If you have professional expertise or skills that you would be willing to volunteer to benefit the Art League, we would love to talk to you! Currently there is a need for service volunteers in the following areas:

  • Retail and Visitor Services
  • Painters
  • Cleaning/Maintenance
  • Lawn/Landscape

For more information any of the above opportunities, please contact the HAL office at (863) 385-6682.