BVA Businesses and Individual Volunteers
How This Program Works
The Business Volunteers for the Arts program is designed to provide short-term, one-off assistance (such as review of a legal document), and not ongoing services (such as monthly bookkeeping help). When a request comes in from the arts community, the coordinator of this program will work with the artist to define the scope of the project.
Next, a potential match will be identified from the volunteer database, and the program coordinator will reach out to the volunteer to gauge availability and interest in the project. Once a project has been accepted by a volunteer, the volunteer and artist are required to work independently on a mutually agreed upon schedule, keeping the program coordinator informed of any victories and/or issues as they arise.
Why Get Involved?
Benefits to Business
- Employees are involved in rewarding community activity that enhances their business and interpersonal skills.
- Employee involvement builds recognition and good will for a company’s image in the community.
- Support for the arts enhances the quality of life in a community, a factor in attracting and retaining motivated employees.
Benefits to Business Volunteers
- Volunteering provides opportunities to apply and expand professional skills.
- Provides skills-based volunteers the opportunity to make an in-depth contribution to an organization and see results.
- Volunteers are able to develop leadership skills. Often they have a far greater scope at a volunteer position than in their workplace, especially if they are relatively junior.
- Volunteers gain new perspectives by working outside their field.