Community Volunteer: Grand Opening Event

The Regional Arts Culture Council (RACC) has one mission – to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work, and visit.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strive to cultivate equity in all of our programs. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.

Your volunteer work will help to educate and empower people from all walks of life by providing and promoting access to a diversity of art and cultural experiences. If you’re eager to make a difference, that’s a great start.

Community Volunteer: Grand Opening Event

Status: Volunteer

Date: June 1st 10:15am-12:15pm

Location: Errol Heights Park, 4807 SE Harney Dr, Portland, OR 97206

Department Lead | Supervisory: Salvador Mayoral IV-Senior Public Art Manager

Role Summary: 

The Community Volunteer will participate in tabling during the Grand Opening of new work by Mike Suri and Terresa White.

The artist will be presenting their work and displaying models of this work to the general public.

The volunteer’s role will be to ensure these works are protected during the event and to raise awareness in the wider community about RACC, including: our role within the tri-county area and beyond; RACC’s core values and history; our nationally recognized public art programs, and the many opportunities we offer.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Attend virtual RACC volunteer orientation and training, if not already done so.
  • Ensure artists models are not damaged during the event
  • Communicate with the wider community about RACC’s core values, history, public arts, and volunteer opportunities
  • Assist in set up/take down of our table

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Positive energy and people skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to stand or sit for up to 2 hours
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Interest in the arts, culture, arts funding, community engagement, arts & culture advocacy, or arts organizations

Time Commitment Needed:

  • 1 ½-hour training and orientation session if not already done so.
  • 2 hours tabling

Support Provided: 

  • Training and orientation will be provided prior to the event. Exact date to be confirmed
  • Volunteer Handbook for resources and information
  • Travel reimbursement with receipts
  • Team members from RACC, who will be onsite throughout the event to offer insight and support

Suggested Dress:

Volunteers will be expected to be tabling for up to 2 hours, so please wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Bring a hat, raincoat, and special foods if you have specific needs. Please make note of the weather prior to the event and dress appropriately.

To apply:

Please apply by May 29th 12pm.

Spaces are limited

Please fill in this intake form if you are new to the volunteer program:

Please state the role as: “Community Volunteer”.

If you have volunteered before please contact