Volunteer Opportunities

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is looking for volunteers who have a passion and commitment to the arts of Lake Oswego. Work with artists and community members to bring the creative arts to people of all ages in the community. Use your talents, learn new skills, discover and explore areas in the arts that interest you.


Docent Tour Guides: Lead tours of the sculpture throughout downtown Lake Oswego. Its easy to learn how – and a fun way to share your love of art with others. 

How do I know if I would be a good candidate for the docent program?

Do you enjoy interacting with people of all ages and interests? Do you have a love for learning and a desire to educate others? Are you excited about contemporary art, artists, and practices? Would you like to participate in tour development and community outreach? Do you have a few hours a month to support the educational mission of the Arts Council?

How do I apply?

To apply to the Public Art Docent Program, please email a one-page letter of interest to Public Art & Program Manager, Stephanie Johnson, sgjohnson@lakeoswego.city or you may mail your letter to Stephanie Johnson c/o Arts Council of Lake Oswego, PO Box 369, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Your letter of interest should explain why you would like to be an Arts Council docent as well as outline your interest in art, any relevant teaching and/or public speaking, and other related skills or experience. 

Event & Committees:  Bring your enthusiasm for events in all capacities such as set up, take down, planning, committees, and more!  Plus, we do many education and outreach programs that need fun and vibrant volunteers to run and coordinate.

Gallery Without Walls Selection Committee: This committee reviews artists and selects sculptures for the city streets of Lake Oswego on an on-loan, rotating basis. Volunteers also help in the placement and promotion of these public sculptures. See the results of your efforts every time you are on the streets of our community.

Marketing and Development: Put your skills to work and help the arts grow in our community. Writing new releases or overseeing the promotion of an exhibit or event are just a few of the activities involved in these important areas of our organization.

Administrative Support: The Arts Council needs individuals to help with mailings, set up at events, and general office support-type duties. If you are interested in attending meetings of the various committees and taking minutes, we could use that help as well. Computer skills are a plus! Help out, plus learn more about what it takes to bring the arts to life in our community.

Internships:  Are you looking to grow in your career path, or get fine art, public art or non-profit experience?  We are always looking to add interns.  We can work with you on flexible scheduling and tailor your internship to focus on your career or personal growth.

If you are interested in lending your support, click here to download the volunteer application.