Continuing Education & Community Events

For Volunteers

AUE will begin looking for 2015 Volunteers on January 1, 2015.


How does Art Under the Elms support our community?

LCSC Continuing Education is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals through distinctive service and exceptional programming. CECE is primarily self-supporting and provides a wide variety of programs including community education classes, Kid’s College, Silverthorne Artist's Series, Road Scholar Travel Education Program, and the annual Dogwood Festival.

Why does Art Under the Elms need volunteers?

With over 12,000 regular attendees, there is always plenty of work to be done. With volunteer help and support, there are always enough hands and minds to make Art Under the Elms run like clockwork. Over 200 volunteers are needed and greatly appreciated.

Who is a typical volunteer?

The perfect volunteer is a person just like you. In their everyday lives, volunteers are lawyers, students, homemakers, doctors, construction workers, and even retired artists. Volunteers are people who know how to have a good time and enjoy giving something back to their community.

What do I need to know to be a volunteer?

The only thing you need to know to be a volunteer is how to have a good time and how to let others know that you are there to help! You will be asked to attend a brief orientation. This session is fun, you meet other volunteers, and enjoy the first preview of all the Art Under the Elms activities.

What benefits do I get as a volunteer?

While you do not get paid as a volunteer, you get the opportunity to meet exciting people, you will receive a beverage, and free admission to Art Under the Elms with your wristband. Volunteers who staff a full day or more qualify for letters of recommendation that can be used for employment or other recognition purposes. Volunteers who staff 3 or more shifts over the course of the weekend receive a FREE Dogwood Festival t-shirt. ALL volunteers can purchase as many shirts as they would like at a reduced rate.

Positions Available

  • Hospitality Tent Volunteers: Meet and greet volunteers and artisans.  Provide a friendly and congenial atmosphere. Help to provide snacks and perform light prep-work for volunteers throughout the day.
  • Admissions Booth Volunteers: Responsible for the selling of admission tickets and reviewing procedures with the next shift volunteer. Procedure will be written and available to each volunteer. LCSC staff will also be available to answer questions.
  • Artist Booth Attendants: Assist artists on the Artist Green by watching their booths if they need a restroom break, getting water or delivering messages.
  • Entertainment Assistants: Assist with the SUB Entertainment Stage and Community Stage.