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Top Volunteer Opportunities For Art Lovers In St. Louis

May 12, 2014 7:00 AM

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The "Opticality and the Object" exhibit inside the Saint Louis Art Museum's new East Building, as seen during a preview tour on June 28, 2013. (Photo by Daniel Johnson for KMOX Radio)

The “Opticality and the Object” exhibit inside the Saint Louis Art Museum’s new East Building, as seen during a preview tour on June 28, 2013. (Photo by Daniel Johnson for KMOX Radio)

The fabric of a great community is woven through the service of its members. Volunteerism is alive and well in St. Louis, and in a great city full of great artistic venues, volunteers are at the foundation of each one of them. Check out these wonderful volunteer opportunities while helping support the arts, giving back to the community and having fun while you do it.

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St. Louis Art Museum
1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 721-0072
www.slam.org

If you are someone who loves people, loves the arts and has a passion for service, then the St. Louis Art Museum is the place for you. This gem of St. Louis is supported by the community in many different ways, including the generous sponsorship of its volunteers. Many of the smiling volunteers you will greet you as a visitor and members services representative. If you are available to work two-hour shifts on the weekends, this may be the volunteer opportunity you are looking for. Explore the Art Museum’s website for opportunities to meet people, enjoy fine art and serve the community.

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Mid East Area Agency On Aging
14535 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63011
(636) 207-1323
www.mid-eastaaa.org

The Mid East Area Agency on Aging provides many services for the community in the St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson areas. It is largely successful due to the contributions of its volunteers. The agency provides many activities and support systems for the elderly community, not the least of which is cultivating an appreciation for the arts. Volunteers are needed at all four of the locations for arts and crafts facilitators at the senior activity center. If dance is your passion, you may also find volunteer opportunities in that area. Contact the organization through the website to get more information on these wonderful volunteer opportunities.

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Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
5715 Elizabeth Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 531-9800
www.sfstl.com

Since 1997, the idea of free, outdoor Shakespeare began its germination and was first produced in 2001. Since that time, St. Louis has been enjoying the wonders of fine performing arts in Forest Park. As the success of the festival has grown, so has participation by professionals and volunteers. Each year, volunteers are needed for hospitality services, office tasks, parking and other general services. Promote great theater by offering your volunteer service. Contact the Shakespeare Festival online to check out the volunteer opportunities and join the thousands who enjoy outdoor theater in St. Louis.

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St. Louis City Open Studio And Gallery
4255 Arsenal St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
(315) 865-0060
www.scosag.org

The St. Louis City Open Studio and Gallery is a wonderful organization that could be described as St. Louis’ farm team for budding artists of America. It is the organization’s mission to provide safe, educational environments in which children can explore the arts within the St. Louis community. This non-profit organization provides professional artists, who lovingly teach a variety of creative mediums to students of all ages, abilities and economic backgrounds, the love of the creative arts. The success of the organization relies heavily on volunteers. If you would like to be a part of this great effort, SLCOSG always welcomes anyone who wishes to help out as camp directors, counselors, fundraisers or any other services you are so inclined to donate. Complete the volunteer application on the website to get the process rolling.

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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 535-4660
www.camstl.org

St. Louis is very fortunate to have a fabulous contemporary museum of art. At CAM, you will have the opportunity to view exhibitions from the country’s most talented artists. The organization presents member programs that offer book clubs, breakfasts, dinners and receptions with the curators, to name a few. The public programs offer workshops, lectures and opening night receptions. In addition, special public programs offered include family, youth, teen and community programs. Supporting all of these great services is a great volunteer staff. Join the CAM volunteer staff and enjoy the benefits of great networking with artists and other contemporary art lovers. Partake in volunteer appreciation nights and be an integral part of the success of this great organization.

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Lisa Payne-Naeger, a native of the St. Louis area, is a freelance writer, blogger, political activist and a homeschooling mother of two children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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