Volunteering for the Sooke Fine Arts Show

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Come and take pART!

Ever wanted to be part of something big? Do you like: working with your hands? helping others? being part of a team? Come and join our fabulous family of volunteers! Through their dedication and commitment, volunteers have made our yearly event a huge success every time. They are integral to the running of the Sooke Fine Arts Show, and we couldn’t do it without them and we’re heading into our 34th year!

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What is involved in volunteering?

Whether you have just a bit of time or want to be involved on a regular basis, there are a number of ways you can help. We welcome individuals who are looking for a volunteer experience or a whole group of people who want to work on a project together.

We have volunteers with all different levels of experience work with us on a variety of projects. There are many ways in which you can contribute your time and wonderful talent, and many opportunities for learning new skills. Click here for a more detailed description of the different volunteer roles available through July and early August.


Great! How do I Sign Up?

Signing up is easy! The online signup schedule shows what roles and shifts are available; just tick the ones you want, submit your choices, enter your contact information, and you’re done. The system will even send you email reminders. Something come up? No problem – you can cancel or swap your shifts whenever you need to. Just let us know!

Please Note: All volunteers are required to fill in a “Code of Conduct” form. If you are able to print this form, fill it in and bring it with you for your first shift, it would be appreciated!

Questions about volunteering?

We’re here to help! We welcome your inquiries on how to become involved, and we understand some folks don’t like to sign up online. We’d be happy to do that for you. Please contact the SFAS office at 250-642-7256 or by email: sfas@sookefinearts.com.


 Making a difference in your life and the life of your community

More and more research shows taking part in the arts – whether as an artist, a volunteer or simply as an audience – makes a difference in our quality of life. It builds our society, grows our economies, stimulates our minds and strengthens our self-esteem. The effects can be seen across the spectrum: from at-risk youth to isolated seniors, the impacts are powerful and positive.


You, as a volunteer, can help push that outward ripple of positive change. The Sooke Fine Arts Show is about friendships and fun, learning and leading, and most importantly about taking pride in our community. What we achieve here is extraordinary, and it’s the volunteers that make it happen.

Check out this 2009 time-lapse video of the show setup, keeping in mind there have been some changes in our processes since that time: