Connect with the PCNW community, learn new skills, build your resume, expand your network and support a non-profit arts center.
Our volunteers help us keep our doors open to hundreds of artists, students, members, and community groups annually. Each and every volunteer is folded into our community through use of our facilities, social events, and being involved in our ongoing public programming. Volunteering at PCNW is a great opportunity, thank you for considering this important role. Volunteers must be 18 or older to apply.
Questions? Contact our front desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.720.7222 x0
Our Volunteer Coordinator will then be in touch. We look forward to connecting with you!
Analog Black & White Darkroom & Studio Program Volunteer
This volunteer role provides excellent customer service, assists students, clients, and faculty members who use our black & white darkrooms and lighting studios. A friendly, outgoing demeanor, experience with studio lighting, darkroom printing, darkroom and chemistry set-up, and a commitment to procedures and safety is required. Training is provided. Minimum commitment: 4-6 hour commitment weekly on a quarterly basis
Digital Program Volunteer
This volunteer role provides excellent customer service, assists students, clients, and faculty members who use our digital lab. A friendly, outgoing demeanor, experience with Epson and Canon digital inkjet printers, negative scanning, basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom is required. IT experience or general computer troubleshooting knowledge is a plus. Current knowledge of both Mac and PC platforms is required. Training is provided. Minimum commitment: 4-6 hour commitment weekly on a quarterly basis
Do you ever get that bug to organize and clean something? Join the Thursday morning cleaning crew and help us keep our darkrooms, labs and classrooms fresh and tidy. We thank our cleaning crew generously with perks. Minimum commitment: 2 hour commitment weekly, Thursday mornings.
Gallery Program Volunteer
This volunteer role assists our Public Programs Coordinator with installing and de-installing our exhibitions. This includes prepping the gallery walls, unpacking and handling artwork, condition reports, installation layout, hanging artwork and applying signage. Join the gallery crew on opening nights to assist with lecture set up, ticket taking, beverage serving and celebrate with us! Help distribute posters and program brochures in the greater Seattle area. Training is provided. Commitment: As needed; exhibitions rotate approximately every 6-12 weeks.
Do you have event experience and are interested in joining a fast paced planning process and hard working group of staff, board members, and volunteers? Consider volunteering for our two major annual events – Chase the Light (in June) and our annual benefit and auction (in October). We are looking for volunteers who can be positive, pro-active, connected team members to help with anything and everything!
Help us capture the community at our events and gallery receptions. Take installation shots of our exhibitions and facilities. We seek individuals with a creative eye that can help us produce content for effective marketing, cultivation and grant proposals. Commitment: As needed for specific events.
Contact Eirik Johnson, Programs Chair for more information.
Looking for an internship? Check out our Opportunities page.