Want to volunteer?

Thank you for your interest in joining the Arts Umbrella volunteer family! By volunteering with Arts Umbrella, you’ll be helping us reach more young people through the arts. Our volunteers support special projects, development and fundraising, general administration, and our signature events.

To become a volunteer, all prospective team members go through an application process (see below) to ensure the ongoing safety and security of our students. Unfortunately at this time, we cannot accept volunteers in our classrooms.

I feel that I have received far more than I have ever given to Arts Umbrella.

—Helaine Sheppard, parent volunteer


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How to become an Arts Umbrella volunteer:

More information

Questions or completed application forms? Contact:
Alex Cu Unjieng, Coordinator, Annual Giving
1286 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
Phone: 604.681.5268 x226
Fax: 604.681.5285

Special Events Opportunities

  • Special Events – Summer Internship
  • Event: Heart Partners with Vancouver Opera at the Playhouse
    Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver)Event Description:
    An Art Market for kids! Kids will be making their own DIY kits to create a visual arts representation of their experience at home. A table will be set up where young artists will be able to “collect” supplies to make their own visual art DIY kits to take home. All bowls will be labelled with how much of each item kids are allowed to take for their kits.Volunteer Roles:
    Volunteers will provide information on Arts Umbrella for all shifts. For the May 5, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm shift, volunteers will also help ensure that bags are sealed prior to the young artists going to see the show in the theatre.Volunteer Shifts:
    Sunday, April 29, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Thursday, May 3, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm