Volunteer FAQ

RACC in the Community  

Our mission is to enrich communities through arts and culture. We support the creative economy of the greater Portland area by providing equitable funding, managing a nationally acclaimed public art program, and by developing public and private partnerships. Through advocacy we are building community support for artists, creatives, arts educators, and art serving organizations. For more info, please see: https://racc.org/about/

What are RACC’s COVID 19 policies?

  • Masks are not required in the office, You must show proof of vaccination (full vaccination plus booster). 
  • Our team members are currently working in a hybrid model with a minimum of 2 days in the office per week.
  • Please do bring your own food containers, cups and utensils. With the exception of the microwave, and water dispensers no use of any RACC kitchen wares or appliances.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 the recommendation is for you to quarantine at least 5 days, watch for symptoms for up to 10 days, wear a mask for 10 days around others and avoid travel.

Do I need a background check to volunteer?

Only some volunteer opportunities will require a full background check. Please see the volunteer position description to check if a background check is required. We will arrange any background checks needed. All volunteer opportunities will go through a phone screening process and we request references to be provided. Please note that having a criminal record does not automatically disqualify you from volunteering.

Does RACC offer internships?

We currently do not have any open internships. If you are a nonprofit, college/university, high school, or creative professional interested in potentially partnering with us on our  internship program we ask you to contact scumming@racc.org

I want to be contacted about Volunteer opportunities in the future. Who should I ask?

Please fill in the volunteer intake form here or contact our Hiring/Volunteer Coordinator,  scumming@racc.org. Please indicate that you are interested in a future volunteer opportunity. We will be in touch when opportunities become available. All opportunities will be posted on the RACC website.

I am in High School and am really interested in arts and culture. How can I help?

If you are a minor, you will need permission from a guardian. We welcome students who are 14 years or older. Please contact us for a release form at scumming@racc.org and be sure to fill out the volunteer form.

I want to join the RACC team as a paid team member. Are there any openings?

Volunteer positions are not paid. Please see our careers page if you are looking for employment. 

I live outside of the RACC’s main service area (Multnomah, Clackamas, and  Washington counties) can I still volunteer?

As part of our commitment to the communities we serve we prioritize volunteer opportunities for people situated in the tri-county area (Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties). If you are outside of this area but still wish to volunteer, we welcome you to fill in our intake form