Arts Center to host a Volunteer Open House

ELKINS — The Randolph County Community Arts Center will host an informational open house for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or a teacher for The Arts Center from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 3.

“Volunteers are necessary for us to out our mission of, ‘… enhancing the cultural and economic life of our region by providing facilities and programming that will educate, entertain, and inspire all of our citizens,” Judy Van Gundy, Arts Center board president, said. “There are so many ways that volunteers assist in fulfilling our goals.”

Volunteer opportunities range from assisting in hanging art exhibits, helping with mailings, distributing posters around the area, to baking cookies. Other opportunities include assisting with groundskeeping, concert set-ups, and helping to decorate for holidays and events.

“The time commitment is how much time you feel you can give,” said Van Gundy.

Teachers are also essential to The Arts Center’s success, and artists, craftspeople, musicians, actors, and writers are encouraged to attend this open house for more information about how they can become a part of The Arts Center. The Arts Center offers weekly classes, after-school classes for children, weekend workshops, as well as many other schedule-friendly time slots. Teachers are compensated at an hourly rate, and basic supplies are provided by The Arts Center.

Kurt Barkley, The Arts Center’s executive director, said anyone who would like to know more should attend the open house.

“Our volunteers are very dedicated, and also very welcoming and supportive of one another. We are always looking for new people with new ideas,” he said. “Similarly, new teachers bring new skills and fresh perspectives to what types of classes we can offer. It’s an exciting time for us, as we continue to grow and add more programming.”

This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be available.

For additional information contact the RCCAC, 304-637-2355, or visit our website: