Volunteer for the Magic of Children in the Arts Show and More!

Join us to offer your valuable expertise, learn new skills, meet people and contribute to this very successful community art program. We inspired over 1500 children this year to create, exhibit, learn and celebrate their art. This requires a great volunteer team! Getting involved for a few hours to help out is fun and rewarding. Volunteer for the art show; assist on Saturdays at Magic at the Market; or at our Art Sprouts and Art Jam art class program. We make it easy to volunteer. If you can spare a few hours, we would be so grateful.

Contact: David Barrett dbarrett@solutionsnetwork.com

Magic at the Market: Saturdays 9am-1:30pm, May 18-Oct 5.

Volunteer with Magic at the Market (Collingwood Farmers Market). Tell visitors about what we do and about our exciting programming. (training provided). Help to sell cups of lemonade. Or assist with the art classes.

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Become part of the Magic Team! Please complete the form below or download and let us know when you are available. Thank you!

Magic Volunteer Opportunities and Schedule

Magic of Children in the Arts Show

Key Dates:

Show dates: March 5-April 27

Awards Reception: Saturday April 6, 1pm-3pm, Collingwood Public Library & the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts (65 Simcoe St).

The Best of Magic 25th Anniversary Art Walk: April 1-27: A Selection of Collingwood Downtown Businesses will display 2x4ft art collage panels of the past 25 years of Magic participants.

Free Saturday Art Classes- One day left- Is anyone available tomorrow to help Jordan out?

Feb 9, 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm

Where: Free Schools Literacy Room at the Library

1-2 Volunteers required to help the art instructor with class sign in, assisting the kids with techniques and writing the artists statements, clean up

Magic Take-in Art Day

Saturday Feb 23, 10am-4pm

Sunday Feb 24, 1pm-3pm

Where: Library Atrium & Free Schools Literacy Room

5 Volunteers required daily to take in, register and sort the artwork.

Snacks provided

Artwork Photography

Saturday Feb 23, 10am-4pm

Sunday Feb 24, 1pm-3pm

Where: Murray Clerkson Room- upstairs in the library

Take high resolution photos of each piece of artwork submitted. Camera required.

2 volunteers required daily

Magic Art Awards Jurying

Friday March 1, 10am-5:00pm

Where: Free Schools Literacy Room

Requires 8-10 volunteers with artistic experience.

Note: This year we are trying a new process. We will gather and sit to write the award comments BEFORE we hang the art.

Lunch and snacks provided.

Magic Art Hanging

Saturday March 2, 10am 5pm

Sunday March 3, 1pm-3pm

Monday March 4 10am-5pm

12 Volunteers Required to tape artwork onto the art panels for hanging.

Lunch and snacks provided.

Prize Packaging Day

Date to TBA


Where: Lory's School Portable, 2 Townley St, Nottawa

Tea and snacks provided

Magic Opening Reception & Awards Day

Saturday April 6, 2019 10am-5pm

20+ Volunteers Required to hand out prize packages, help with thank you notes, greet visitors, help kids find their artwork, assist with the art scavenger hunt, hand out information, help with the food and snacks, sort remaining prizes, assist the musicians for set up, help with the silent auction, cleanup and more.

Where: the entire Library and the BMFA Press Gallery (across the street).

Snacks provided

Magic Take Down

Saturday April 27,10am-5pm,

Sunday April 28, 1pm-4pm (if required)

Lunch provided

Where: Entire Library