Volunteer

There are opportunities to volunteer within the Faculty of Fine Arts and in the community throughout the year. Get more involved with the Faculty, the University and our community.

 

Faculty of Fine Arts Opportunities

University Theatres Usher

Ongoing

Contact: Amanda Berg

Sign up at the U of L Box Office (Level 5 Centre for the Arts) to usher for all Faculty of Fine Arts ticketed productions or concerts. Ushers can see the show for free! Sign-up starts at the beginning of each term and is open until all usher spots are filled. Ushers are expected to arrive one hour prior to showtime to attend an orientation with the Front of House Manager, and will rip tickets, hand out programs and help patrons navigate to their seats. Ushers are expected to stay for the full duration of each performance they've signed up for.

 

Student for a Day Host 

Ongoing

Volunteer Host Form

The Student for a Day program is an opportunity for a current student to host a prospective student interested their Fine Arts program.   Being a host would mean having a “shadow” for the day to show/tell them all the wonderful things about your program, attend your classes, answer questions etc.  They will also have meetings scheduled with relevant Faculty and/or staff for more detailed questions.  Hosting only occurs October - November and February - March.

For your hard work, we will be providing you and the guest student with a lunch voucher to have lunch on us and a choice of Fine Arts swag!  Your time will count as volunteer hours and, you will get a reference letter to help build your resume.  

 

External Opportunities

The Coulee Players of Lethbridge Seeks Actors and Actresses

Wanted:   Actors and Actresses. Experience nice, but not essential. The Coulee Players of Lethbridge is a group of amateur performers who provide entertainment in the form of skits at senior residences in Lethbridge and surrounding areas.  We recently performed at: Seasons, Good Samaritan, Black Rock Terrace, as well as LSCO, to much appreciative audiences. This is a great opportunity to stay involved in the community, while having fun at the same time!  All skits are written by local writers.

NO experience required, just a desire to have a ton of fun acting up!

For more information, please contact Carl:  couleeplayers@gmail.com  See us on Face Book:  fb.com/Couleeplayers

 

Galt Museum Volunteers

Ongoing

Now, this is where you come in! We are looking for positive and upbeat volunteers to join our Visitor Services crew! We’re going to need your help assisting customers in the Museum Store and providing basic interpretation of the Galt grounds and exhibit. Other tasks may include completing Visitor Surveys, answering phones, assisting with inventory, stocking shelves and more! We’re hoping that with your help, the Museum Store will continue to grow and strive!

If you like what you hear, have any questions, or would like a little more information, please feel free to contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Chris Roedler, at christopher.roedler@galtmuseum.com or at 403-320-4219. And don’t you worry, any training will be provided. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

The Artifice

Ongoing

Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Anime, Art, Comics, Games, Literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice: http://www.the-artifice.com. The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. The Artifice is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow writers. It is structured to let you focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it to an audience of millions. Our current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to emeritus professors and a bit of everyone in between. Grab the opportunity and join our team of writers. Join now!

 

Mural project!

Contact: Christey-Ann Veldman

St. Therese Villa is looking for student volunteers to paint a pastoral mural on one or more of the walls in their dementia unit. If anyone would like to step forward as an individual or as a group, please contact Christey-Ann directly at christey-ann.veldman@covenanthealth.ca. Please note that artists will need to provide some examples of their past work. Also, sketches of the proposed murals and an estimated supplies budget would be expected prior to the project’s start.

 

Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village and Cottages

Contact: Leslie Jastrau

This is a Supportive Living environment that houses 76 residents living with dementia. In an effort to create a friendlier environment for our dementia residents, staff at the care home are looking at how painting doorways can help. Currently, each doorway is exactly the same and it is our hope that by creating a special doorway for each resident it will help them identify their room and make the area more visually pleasing. If you are interested in Art Therapy, this would be an excellent way to be introduced to an area where therapies are used daily. To find out more about this project, or to volunteer as part of the applied studies program, please contact Leslie Jastrau at ljastrau@gss.org, or call 403-328-9404 Ext. 53228. You can also visit www.gss.org to register.