Volunteer

The Washington Pavilion appreciates and depends upon its volunteers!

Volunteers play a pivotal role in maximizing the visitor experience and are some of the most valued assets and advocates for the Washington Pavilion’s programs. Take a look at the many rewarding opportunities that are available in this one-of-a-kind environment. Washington Pavilion volunteers have the joy of being able to serve the community while satisfying their passions!

A Wide Variety of Opportunities

With a vast array of high-quality programming and educational activities available, there is something for everyone! No experience required! Volunteer orientations and area-specific training are provided.

Husby Performing Arts Center

  • Performance Hall Ushers

Kirby Science Discovery Center

  • Floor Assistants, Wells Fargo CineDome Ushers

Visual Arts Center

  • Exhibition Docents, Curator/Gallery Prep Assistants

Community Learning Center and Dakota Academy of Performing Arts

  • Youth Music/Theatre Production Volunteers, Classroom Workshop Assistants, Action Arts & Science Outreach Volunteers
  • NEW OPPORTUNITY! Open Studio Clay Attendants: We are currently looking for volunteers, ages 16 and up, who have experience working with clay. They would be responsible for the operation of the Rogers Clay Studio inside the Visual Arts Center during its open session on Sunday afternoons on the second and/or fifth Sunday of each month from 12:30 - 4 p.m. Volunteers have the opportunity to use the Rogers Clay Studio at no cost (except for the purchase of clay) during their regularly scheduled session. Contact us to learn more.  

Summer Opportunities

  • Summer Camp & Class Assistants, “Stan Squad” Science Center Assistants, Outreach Events Volunteers at JazzFest, Riverfest, DTSF Block Parties and more!
  • Summer Camps and Classes

In and Around the Washington Pavilion

  • Greeters
  • Photographers
  • Operations & Maintenance assistants
  • “Street Team” marketing volunteers
  • Festivals and Events Volunteers at Free First Fridays, Ag Day, Spooky Science Night, Sidewalk Arts Festival and more!

We work around you!

Whether you are 13 or 103, whether you have 5 hours or 5,000 hours to give, every volunteer is important and vital to the success of the Pavilion! Opportunities range from one-time activities to seasonal projects and ongoing sustaining commitments. However long and however much you want to volunteer, you’ll be sure to find a successful, rewarding match at the Washington Pavilion.

Reap the Many Benefits!

Volunteers value the chance to express their creativity, partake in the community’s cultural offerings, connect with a wide variety of community members, and serve as ambassadors for arts & science education.

In addition to these intangible rewards, volunteers are eligible for:

  • Free vouchers to the Kirby Science Discovery Center, Wells Fargo CineDome and Visual Arts Center
  • Discounts: memberships, classes, and Leonardo’s Café
  • Free parking during the work week
  • Invitations to appreciation & recognition events

Ready to Join the Team?

Call our Volunteer Coordinator, Brett Cooper, to get started at (605) 367-7397 Ext 2375.

Help preserve Washington High School's Heritage

Be a part of the effort to preserve the Washington High School’s heritage by contacting the Washington High School Historical Committee on their website, www.sfwhshc.org.