PLEASE NOTE: The Cultural Arts Center will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.



Be Inspired! The Cultural Arts Center offers many fun and rewarding ways to get involved and support the arts! Smiling faces are needed at all of our Center Season performances to welcome our guests, scan tickets, pass out programs and show guests to their seats. Courteous and flexible volunteers are needed to cover the front desk from time to time.  During our gallery opening receptions and our special events we depend on volunteers to help with everything from set up to serving food to volunteering to be Mrs. Claus or her elves!

Our volunteers have tremendously impacted our ability to provide affordable arts education and entertainment to the surrounding community since The Center opened in 1999. Over the past year, our volunteers were able to donate a combined 1,200 volunteer hours to help support the arts in the community! This year we have even more exciting programs planned and we would appreciate your involvement and support.

Opening Minds through Art (OMA) – a program for people and families experiencing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. What is OMA?OMA is an award-winning, evidence-based, intergenerational art-making program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of neurocognitive disorders. Its failure-free program provides opportunities for creative self-expression and social engagement for people with dementia. OMA also provides volunteers with opportunities to improve their attitudes toward aging through the weekly interaction with OMA program participants. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to launch The OMA Center on our campus specifically for people with dementia who still live at home.  Data from the Alzheimer's Association indicates that as many as 20,000 individuals with dementia in the greater Richmond area live at home with an unpaid caregiver.  The Center will offer the award-winning program alongside programming for their caregivers. For more information or to register, contact Cindy Rinker at 804-261-6205 or email RIN080@henrico.us.

Because our volunteers are so important to us, we have created a reward program to show our appreciation for your time and effort.  Details about the rewards that you can earn are described below.

Level Hours Required Reward
1 20 10% discount on a class or in the Atack Family Gift Shop
2 25 20% discount on a class or in the Atack Family Gift Shop
3 35 30% discount on a class or in the Atack Family Gift Shop
4 45 1 comp ticket for a Center Season Performance*
5 50 $25 Gift Card

Gift Cards may be used towards:

  • Gift Shop items
  • Classes
  • Tickets to Center Season or 2nd Stage performances
  • Credit toward rental space

Enjoy new benefits with every volunteer level reached! Once a new level is reached, rewards from previous levels are no longer available.

*Volunteers are eligible for free tickets to performances based on inventory and # of hours served.

There are a variety of ways to become involved at The Center. If you are interested in donating your time and skills as a volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Information Sheet so that we may match you with volunteer opportunities based on your interests, skills and experience.

If you have any questions about volunteering at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, please contact Guest Services, via phone (804.261.2787) or email at info@artsglenallen.com.

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Volunteer Job Descriptions


Fresh, smiling faces are needed to welcome our guests to The Center, collect tickets and to assist in answering questions and taking guests to their seats. All ushers are to wear white shirts with either a black skirt or pants when volunteering.

Front Desk

Courteous and flexible volunteers are needed to cover the front desk from time to time. Volunteers will greet guests, answer questions and take messages during this time, which usually lasts no longer than two hours.

Gift Shop

Enthusiastic and personable volunteers are needed to staff our Atack Family Gift Shop. Volunteers will engage in conversation with customers and show off new merchandise. These volunteers must be dependable as well as comfortable using a computer and a cash register.

Gallery Opening

Proactive volunteers are needed to help prepare for gallery openings. Volunteers will assist with setting up the refreshments before the reception and will help to serve and monitor refreshments during the reception. Business casual dress is recommended.

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