Sign up system ready for Volunteer Week

Innovative online sign-up system adopted by the Sooke Fine Arts Society

An innovative online sign-up system adopted by the Sooke Fine Arts Society allows people to self-manage their time and volunteer commitments.

The society is preparing for Volunteer Week (April 23-29) and the 32nd annual Sooke Fine Arts Show, which last year attracted 8,500 visitors from all over Vancouver Island and beyond.

The show could not be achieved without the effort of teams of volunteers.

“It is remarkable and truly amazing how well-oiled the ‘machine’ has become after three decades incorporating consistent improvements,” said Christa Brenan, executive director.

Coming from humble beginnings in 1986, with a committee of five dedicated artists working out of the back of the Sooke Region Museum, the show has grown exponentially. An online volunteer sign-up system, online submissions and electronic jurying are all part of the process improvements over the years.

Whether you are a seasoned volunteer or a curious newcomer, there are a wide range of jobs and shifts to choose from.

“Our volunteers are an integral part of the event – without their help, we wouldn’t have a show!” said volunteer coordinator, Gail Young, who is happy to take calls or help people with the system which allows shift-changes, provides reminders and creates a convenient way for people to get involved.

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