Volunteer and Student Program

Get Involved!

Through our Volunteer and Student Program, NURTUREart seeks bright, enthusiastic, responsible individuals and students with a commitment to supporting emerging art. Our Volunteer and Student Program encourages important skill development to individuals interested in working in contemporary arts and nonprofit management.

Volunteers work directly with NURTUREart staff learning about and assisting with all aspects of small nonprofit management in the arts including: planning, installing, and promoting exhibitions and public programs; grant writing and development; and maintaining our artist registry. Training is provided to participants in our Volunteer and Student Program.

Minimum commitment is one six-hour workday each week, plus occasional assistance for installations, opening receptions, and special projects and events. The gallery is open to the public Thursdays through Sundays, 12–6 PM. Minimum commitment of five months (or one semester). This is an unpaid opportunity, with students encouraged to explore possibilities for course credit arrangements at their university.


NURTUREart depends on our volunteers. If you have a professional skill you’d like to share on a project-by-project basis—anything from carpentry to art installation, writing, event planning or PR, design, video, photography, or IT—please contact us to get involved.

Please note that although volunteers will not be financially compensated for their volunteer work, volunteers will be reimbursed for any expenses incurred on NURTUREart’s behalf.


Students applying for this program must be currently enrolled in and attending an institution of learning with courses leading to a degree, certificate or diploma; or be completing a residence requirement for a degree. Students must also provide NURTUREart with a statement from the student’s school confirming student status demonstrating (a) course of instruction leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate or (b) completion of residence requirements for a degree.

Individuals are also eligible for our program outside of school sessions if the individual was a student the preceding semester or has not yet graduated or completed the educational requirements of the program. Graduating students enrolled in an institution who plan to continue their education are considered students between terms so long as no more than six months elapse between the end of one program and the start of the next. The minimum commitment is one semester. Please keep in mind that this is an unpaid internship opportunity. Unless otherwise regulated by the student’s school, we prefer a minimum commitment of six hours each week.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter (attachment) stating your interest in NURTUREart and whether you would like to be considered as a volunteer or student, to ivan@nurtureart.org with “Volunteer and Student Program” in the subject line.