SSNAP Society appreciates all our dedicated volunteers – more than 100! Our nationally recognized exhibitions and events on beautiful Salt Spring Island are presented with the help of many generous individuals. We are committed to making the volunteer experience fulfilling and enjoyable. For more information on volunteering, please get in touch.

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Our volunteers are a committed group and many return year on year. Give it a go and discover why! Volunteers take on as much or as little as they wish, and there’s something to suit every interest.

  • Gallery Sitting (greeting public and assisting gallery manager during exhibitions).
  • Documentation (photography, archiving, videography)
  • Transportation (driving visitors, supplies)
  • Events (ticket sales, hospitality, Front of house, clean-up crew)
  • Shipping and receiving artworks
  • Assistance in hanging the shows
  • Media and marketing support
  • Board or Steering Committee

SSNAP and PAS 2023 Exhibition opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities have now been posted for SSNAP – Salt Spring National Art Prize and PAS – Parallel Art Show, on Salt Spring Island September 23 – October 23.
If you are interested in volunteering with Exhibition Show Sitting, please look at our calendar of opportunities in the Show Sitters Sign-Up below and find available dates and times that work for you.
Show Sitting involves greeting guests at our exhibition locations – Mahon Hall and ArtSpring. Morning or afternoon shifts include accepting pre-paid tickets at the door or selling admission tickets on the spot and assisting our show managers with other casual tasks. Training is provided and supervision is always available.
We look forward to welcoming back many of our past volunteers and to meeting new friends offering to join us this year.

Show Sitters Sign Up

Volunteer Benefits

  • Play a vital role in supporting Canadian art
  • Learn new skills
  • Be part of a vibrant and welcoming local arts community
  • Get free admission to all the exhibitions, with an exclusive Finalist Exhibition led by professional guides
  • Have fun while meeting people and learning about art in a beautiful setting

How to Volunteer

Our volunteer coordinator will listen carefully to ensure that you are matched with tasks that fit your available time, skill set, and interests and will confirm whether you prefer to be part of a team or volunteer alone.
If volunteering for SSNAP sounds like fun (and it is!) we’d love to hear from you.

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SSNAP Volunteer Code of Conduct.

We require all volunteers to read and abide by the SSNAP Volunteer Code of Conduct.

Read Code of Conduct

Questions about volunteering? See our FAQs.

Our Amazing Volunteers

SSNAP would not be possible without you. A huge thanks to all involved.

Other ways to support SSNAP

Creating a vibrant, inclusive, and supportive arts community takes many hands. More ways to contribute to SSNAP: