The Greater New Britain Arts Alliance and all of its member organizations have an abundance of opportunities for those interested in the arts to volunteer their time. Explore the information on our arts and cultural organizations and feel free to contact one of them directly according to your interests and capabilities. To volunteer to assist with the work of GNBAA itself, or for assistance in selecting an organization to help, please contact Stephen Hard, GNBAA Executive Director at (860) 832-8299 or via email: CONTACT.

The Greater New Britain Arts Alliance promotes the arts in central Connecticut by providing a unified voice for the arts organizations, serving as a catalyst for arts-related collaborations, nurturing individual creative abilities, and advocating the arts as vital to the economic health and quality of life in the region. We are always looking for people to help with our efforts. Some available volunteer positions are listed below. We offer high school and college internships, can tailor a volunteer position to the volunteer’s interests and capabilities, or are happy to have help on an occasional basis with a variety of tasks.

 Internships
The GNBAA can provide internships for high school or college students looking for experience working in the arts or with a nonprofit organization. The internship can be designed to accommodate both the interests of the student and the needs of the GNBAA. The GNBAA has established relationships with many of the departments and faculty at Central Connecticut State University and can work with students to set up internships at other area colleges as well. GNBAA internships may qualify for course credit. The GNBAA can be flexible and accommodate the schedule of the student and the also the requirements of the high school, college or university.

Gallery & Hospitality Volunteer
Duties: Welcome those who come to STOCKMAN Gallery and help answer questions
Availability: Any weekday between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Time commitment: At least two hours a week.

Data Entry Volunteer
Duties: Entering contact and financial information into the GNBAA database. Volunteer needs to have basic familiarity with using a computer. Training will be provided on the use of our very simple data entry forms.
Availability: Can be done from off site location using volunteer’s computer. If done in the GNBAA office our hours are M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Time commitment: Completely flexible. A regular commitment to a specific time or occasional assistance are both fine.

Assistant Gallery Manager
Duties: Assist with the setting up of shows in STOCKMAN Gallery. This might include prepping the walls from the last show and working with an artist or curator in hanging or arranging an exhibition.
Availability and time commitment: About once every six weeks this person would need to be able to be available for three or four hours, on average, possibly over a couple of days. Set up will sometimes be daytime and sometimes evening or weekend.

Exhibition Assistant
Duties: Assist with the setting up of a particular show in STOCKMAN Gallery. This may include prepping the walls from the last show and then working with an artist or curator in hanging or arranging an exhibition.
Availability and time commitment: Exhibitions are mounted about once every six weeks. Set up typically involves three or four hours sometimes extending over a couple of days. Set up will sometimes be daytime and sometimes evening or weekend.

Arts Marketing Assistant
Duties: The volunteer will work with the GNBAA Executive Director and the GNBAA Arts Information Associate. Activities can include compiling and updating media lists, contacting arts organizations to get information on their events and programs, doing events and program data entry, and distributing brochures, posters, and flyers.
Availability: Much of the work be done off site location using the volunteer’s computer. If done in the GNBAA office our hours are M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Time commitment: Completely flexible. A regular commitment to a specific time or occasional assistance are both fine.

Arts Outreach Assistant
Duties: A lot of the work of the GNBAA involves being in contact with artists and other individuals, representatives of organizations, and businesses. Under the direction of the Executive Director the volunteer would help with telephone, email, and postal communications.
Availability: This work would need to be done from the GNBAA office during normal business hours.
Time Commitment: Minimum one hour a week.

GNBAA Membership Assistant
Duties: Work with the GNBAA Executive Director and the Chair of the GNBAA Membership Committee to keep membership records up to date and send out renewal notices. Familiarity with database management and merge documents would be helpful but is not necessary.
Availability: This work would need to be done from the GNBAA office during normal business hours.
Time Commitment: Minimum one hour a week.

 Arts Advocacy Assistant
Duties: Work with the GNBAA Executive Director and the Chair of the GNBAA Government Relations Committee to maintain and further develop contact with local, state, and national political leaders in order to advocate for the arts.
Availability: Can be done from off site location using volunteer’s computer. If done in the GNBAA office our hours are M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Time Commitment: Minimum one hour a week or on a project basis.

 Administrative Assistant
Duties: General assistance with the maintenance of the GNBAA office depending upon the capabilities and interests of the volunteer.
Availability: This work would need to be done from the GNBAA office during normal business hours.
Time Commitment: Minimum one hour a week.

 Home Tour Volunteer
Duties: Six historic New Britain Homes open their doors to the public as a fundraiser for the GNBAA in the Fall. Volunteers staff the homes welcoming visitors, selling and taking tickets, and answering questions.
Availability: The Third Autumn Tour of New Britain Historic Homes is scheduled for November 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Time Commitment: Minimum two hour shift.