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Volunteering at CCA

Our team includes many highly-valued volunteers who support the Columbia Center for the Arts in a variety of ways. Volunteering for the arts is a wonderful way to expand your social horizons, learn new skills, share your breadth of experience, and give back to the community.

If you would like to volunteer, please check out the role descriptions listed below.  Once you complete and submit the online Volunteer Form, we will get in touch with you to share more information about roles and opportunities and to learn about your areas of interest and preferences. All volunteers are invited to watch any event after meeting role responsibilities. In addition, all new volunteers receive a voucher for free admission to any one CCA Presents event.

CCA is also currently searching for new community members to join our Board of Directors. If you are enthusiastic about bringing art to the communities of the Columbia River Gorge, enjoy interacting with others by advocating for the arts, or simply enjoy fundraising and supporting nonprofits, we’d love to connect with you! APPLY FOR BOARD MEMBERSHIP HERE.


CCA Volunteer Opportunities

House Manager 

House Managers provide support by assisting CCA staff or rental clients during an event. Main responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of an event, including: set-up and break-down of tables, chairs, and displays; serving as the go-to person for clients and other volunteers; and ensuring the building is opened and closed securely. The House Manager role is eligible for a stipend for each event.


Ushers take tickets and hand out programs; provide assistance for audience members navigating stairs and aisles in a darkened theater; and manage traffic in and out of the theater during performances. Ushers are invited to watch or participate in the event they are working.


Bartenders are required to have a current Oregon state-issued OLCC license. This role manages the concession bar during events by selling wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks. Bartenders earn tips and are able to watch performances as timing and duties allow.

Event Support

Volunteers are often needed to provide general assistance to the Gallery Manager or Events Manager at gallery exhibition openings, private parties or dinners, Center fundraisers and other events.

Art Class Instructional Aide
Our instructors sometimes need help preparing materials and working with children during our children’s art classes. If you have experience with children and are familiar with art materials, your help will be much appreciated.