Interested in volunteering? Please, complete the form below and check out some of our opportunities.  If you already completed the form email Heather Suter, Education Coordinator, education@emergegallery.com to express interest in particular opportunities.Emerge Gallery & Art Center, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, seeks ambitious and dedicated volunteers to assist with a variety of events and programs throughout the year. Check out some of our opportunities here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Heather Suter, Education Coordinator, at education@emergegallery.com or (252) 551-6947.

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Art Camp Volunteer Program (limited)

Emerge Gallery & Art Center is looking for ambitious and dedicated youth ages 15 and older to assist with our art camps. Volunteers will help Emerge Staff with a variety of tasks, such as set-up and clean-up during Spring Break Art Camps and Summer Art Camps, as well as serving as assistants to Emerge instructors. Participants will receive an official letter documenting hours and service with our organization for use if their school or civic organizations require volunteer hours. 

Tiny Art Show Pancake Supper
Thursday, February 6, 2025
5:15pm - 8:00pm
At Emerge Gallery & Art Center

We need your help serving food and drinks from the buffet! Patrons will be enjoying an all you can eat supper of pancakes, french toast, sausage, mimosas, and coffee, while supporting our annual exhibition fundraiser the Tiny Art Show. After the event we will need additional help cleaning up the gallery where everyone was eating.

Jingle Art Jam Fundraiser
Thursday, December 5, 2024
5:15pm - 8:00pm
At Emerge Gallery & Art Center

We need your help serving food or assisting with an art activity! Members will be sampling tastings from local Downtown Greenville restaurants and shopping some local artists. Members will also get the opportunity to make a one of kind piece of art that they can keep for themselves or give as a gift. After the event we will need additional help cleaning up the gallery where everyone was eating and being creative.


Emerge Gallery & Art Center host two festivals in the Fall. The Youth Arts Festival will feature visual artists' booths where children can participate in creative activities making their own masterpieces. There will also be performing-based activities including puppet making, storytelling, music, and theater interactive activities. We also host the Multicultural Festival, which will feature dozens of multicultural artists, organizations and activity booths. We need your help to make these wonderful events happen with set up and clean up.

Outreach Events

We are often looking for assistances at our booths that we set up at events around Pitt County. This could involve assisting with art activities, passing out flyers, and talking with attendees at the booth. As well as set up and clean up of booth.

Facility Assistance

Interested in volunteering but maybe more behind the scenes? With 8,000+ square feet we could always use an extra set of hands organizing art supply closets and classrooms. As part of our Art is Good Medicine Outreach Program, we create around 600 Art Care Kits each year. These kits are given to people in the Cancer Center and Children’s hospital as a tool of distraction. Staff comes up with the plan and ensures that we have materials ready, however extra hands for assembly kits is appreciated.