As Southwest Florida’s only dedicated visual art center for 65 years, the Naples Art Association (NAA) prides itself on providing exciting, unique opportunities to experience and display art. Whether it is partnering with area nonprofits to engage those with disabilities, hosting programming for children, providing the nation’s top ranked outdoor art show, or offering a first-of-its-kind wearable art runway show, the NAA is always in the forefront of arts education and exhibitions in the community.
So, how do we pull it all off with a limited staff and an even more limited budget? With the help of hundreds of valuable volunteers! In the past year alone, our dedicated volunteers logged over 30,000 hours at the NAA assisting with the planning, implementation, and management of an array of programs, exhibits, outdoor art shows, and even just answering phone calls at our front desk.
And, while we at the NAA know the value it provides for our organization, do you know what volunteering can do for you? It not only offers you an opportunity to make a contribution to the NAA, it is also proven to help you gain confidence; meet new people; make new friends; learn new skills; reduce stress levels; and so much more.
Current volunteer opportunities available include serving as a booth sitter or gate ambassador at an outdoor art show; joining a committee to help plan an exciting annual event including Scene to be Seen: A Runway Art Show or For the Love of Art; working at the NAA’s front desk where you will serve as a friendly face for visitors; or even spending a few hours in the NAA’s popular Gift Shop helping customers. The volunteer opportunities don’t require much time commitment, but will be of great benefit to the NAA.
In order for the Naples Art Association to continue to inspire and empower not only artists, but the general community, and lead and advocate for the arts, we need you. If you have already started your art journey by attending classes or exhibits, thank you. If you are looking for a way to dip your toes in the art pond, we encourage you to start by volunteering with us. We are positive that you will quickly become one of our cherished volunteers.