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Opening Reception for Clay exhbit, people talking in the gallery


Volunteers generously provide many hours of service annually to Bardo Arts Center (BAC). Not only is such dedicated support greatly appreciated, but volunteers' precious time, interest and expertise equate to community interest and is valued monetarily as matching in-kind contributions in BAC grant applications.

While working closely with professional staff members and colleagues from throughout the WCU community, volunteers are rewarded with the enjoyment and satisfaction of extending music, theater, and visual art programs and services to the people of Western North Carolina and beyond. A Volunteer of the Year Award is presented each year.

Volunteers are encouraged to support BAC at the basic membership level and receive all respective benefits plus an upgrade to a 15 percent discount on selected museum shop merchandise. Call for more information about current opportunities, 828.227.2479

Docents are trained guides who conduct tours for museum visitors. Volunteers in this area complete a special training course and commit to leading regularly scheduled tours.

Join the front of house team and assist the house manager in ushering patrons to their seats, handing out programs, giving directions, answering questions, and providing general information.

Volunteers make presentations to local clubs, associations and civic organizations. These volunteers help us distribute information about to communities throughout Western North Carolina and connect with new supporters.

Work closely with staff to assist with special events such as annual members welcome events, Family Day events, School of Art and Design open studio crawls and other special events and fundraising activities; help organize an art auction or a gala evening event; inventory reception supplies, set up and decorate reception areas, serve food and beverages, and clean-up. 


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