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Join our Volunteer Team!

Old Town Artisan Studios provides art experiences for all people despite age, ability, or financial condition. We believe art is healing and has an everlasting positive impact on each of us.  If you are interested in donating your time and talents, please fill out the attached general form. We will do our best to match your experience and expertise to our current needs.  We are also looking for volunteers that can commit to a more long-term, involved role at OTAS. Please let us know of your interest by making a note of it in the comment section of the form and share your areas of expertise.

Simply fill out the form below to join our volunteer team!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

If you are new to Old Town Artisan Studios, please fill out the volunteer application at the bottom of the page before signing up for any specific opportunity.  Thank you for your interest and support!

GINGERBREAD LANE: 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
Our most anticipated event of the season is free for the community and includes fun for the whole family! We will be offering gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cider, clay ornament painting, rock painting, bubble fountain, performances by local youth and talent, photo opportunities, and more! Sign up for one day or all four Saturdays. Shifts are 3 hours – 6 hours.
Please sign up for one slot per time shift. Thank you!  Sign up here!

*We will have mandatory trainings for Gingerbread Lane on the following dates and times:  (choose one)

  • Wednesday, 11/16 from 4-5pm
  • Friday, 11/18 from 10-11am
  • Tuesday, 11/22 from 12-1pm

If you have helped during Gingerbread Lane in the past, there is no need to attend the training.

HOLIDAY Art2Go KITS FOR TREE LIGHTING
We are creating 500 Art2Go kits that will be distributed at the La Quinta Tree Lighting ceremony and need your help! Sign up here!

OPEN MIC NIGHT
Open Mic Night at Old Town Artisan Studios is a free community event for performers and spectators! This is a FREE event to share the appreciation of art and music. Areas of need are set up, snack bar, gallery, as well as greeting and welcoming visitors. Sign up here!

ART OF MUSIC CONCERT SERIES
We are so excited to be hosting our monthly music series every second Thursday of each month from October through April! Art of Music seeks to spread music appreciation, as well as help launch a new music education program at OTAS! We need help with door greeting, ushering visitors, snack bar, gallery/reception areas, and set up/clean up.
Sign up here!

POTTERY PAINTING PARTIES
*Must have completed pottery painting training before signing up!

Paint Your Own Pottery (or “PYOP”) is a very exciting service that we offer here on our campus! Like all of our studio services, when individuals book a PYOP party with us (kid’s birthday, team-building activity, family retreat, etc.), proceeds help to offset costs in our mobile mission to bring art lessons into the community! We would love to have your help on some of our busier days. If you love people and enjoy customer service, you would be a great fit for our Pottery Painting Crew! If interested, please email [email protected].

HOLIDAY CHAMBER MIXER AT OTAS
The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce has selected Old Town Artisan Studios to be the venue for their December 6th mixer! We are looking for some helpful friends to assist us on that evening to host our friends: campus floater, wine area, gallery docent, etc! Please review the available slots below and click on the button at the bottom to sign up. If you do not receive a confirmation email after, the sign up did not go through. Thank you!  Sign up here!

ORNAMENT PAINTING AT THE VINTAGE
One of our fundraisers is in collaboration with the Vintage Club in Indian Wells! By offering an art activity with Vintage members and their families the weekend after Thanksgiving, we raise money for our outreach arts program! We are looking for approximately 6-10 volunteers to help with the activity on 11/26 (set up, check-in, art activity – distributing supplies to painters, check-out, clear glaze). We will need one volunteer to bring these back to the studio on 11/26 so OTAS staff can fire in the kiln, then need 2 or 3 helpers on Sunday 11/27 to help us package them up.  Sign up here!

SQUEAKY CLEAN TEAM
We are looking for some weekly help with studio organization and light cleaning/dusting of general areas. Sign up here! To set up an alternate time to volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Ivanna, at [email protected].

RACK CARD DISTRIBUTION
Are you a resident of a country club? Do you frequent businesses and stores? Help share our non-profit with our local community by helping distribute our rack cards and connect us with groups that may be interested in classes, private workshops, team building events, volunteering, and more! If interested, please email [email protected].

CHALKBOARD ARTISTS
Have great penmanship and an eye for design? We are seeking a few chalkboard artists that can occasionally update our sandwich boards! Please send art and writing samples to [email protected].

Volunteer Application

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or
call us at (760) 777-1444.

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Working directly with children requires a LiveScan background report. Once your form has been reviewed a member of our staff will contact you to set up an interview appointment to further discuss your skills and interests.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time and talent. 

For more information:
Old Town Artisan Studios Art Campus
78046 Calle Barcelona 
La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 777-1444

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