We value everyone who lends a hand!


Are you interested in the Arts? Looking for ways to engage with the community? There are many ways your talents and love of the arts can be put to use at Arts Center East:

  • Help in our gallery or gift shop
  • Organize a new event
  • Assist with annual events like the Craft Fairs and Tag Sales
  • Serve on our event set-up/clean-up committee for exhibit receptions
  • Help in the office with general office work
  • Gardening and groundskeeping
  • Apply your professional skills by joining our Board of Directors

We also allow high school students to volunteer and helping out at ACE is a great way to get those volunteer hours in!

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact our Gallery & Volunteer Coordinator, JoMarie, at 860-871-8222 or gallery@artscentereast.org for more information.

All help is greatly appreciated and your decision to volunteer means the world to us here at Arts Center East!

Hear from some of our current volunteers!


“I have been a volunteer since the opening of the arts center. I have enjoyed volunteering and meeting other volunteers and especially our artist members. I get so many compliments from our visitors on what a beautiful venue we have in Vernon, how lucky we are, and what beautiful art shows are available. Our visitors are made aware of our website for shows, information on memberships, and classes if they are not already aware.” – Donna Barnas

“Volunteering at Arts Center East has always been a positive experience that includes meeting creative and interesting people and sharing common interests. When I gallery sit I can expect to converse with visitors, work on an art project and share ideas.”- Scott Rhoades

“My experience has been great. Volunteering here has helped me get back into a professional mindset.” -Melissa Rodgers

“One thing that volunteering makes me do is make time to visit the gallery at Arts Center East. Life runs so fast, between work assignments, keeping our yard, church and other living activities, volunteering makes me make time to go and visit Arts Center East. Taking time in sitting in the gallery give me several different emotional and body lifts. First, I see and interact with people that I do not usually see during my every day life. Second, I always seem to learn something with the interact action with people. Third, this is a time to really relax with no telephone/cellphone or life interruptions. Fourth, really take time to see what others are doing in their media.

Thank you for allowing me to volunteer at Arts Center East.” – Fred Bird

“While volunteering at Ace, I not only enjoy the current exhibits, but usually have interesting moments with other like-minded people who visit the gallery. Some are artists, like myself; all are so ready to wallow conversationally in the arts.” – Jan Geoghegan