At the heart of our operations is a diverse and busy group of volunteers. The success of the Buchanan Center for the Arts is because of our wonderful network of volunteers! Our volunteers help us carry out our mission to enrich the lives and promote enjoyment of the arts by offering diverse and creative artistic experiences. Our volunteer program offers a multitude of opportunities to experience the arts and be a part of the artistic mission of the Buchanan Center for the Arts.
Each year, the BCA logs thousands of volunteer hours donated by our community. The success of our programs would not be possible without this support! If you would like to volunteer for the BCA, please click on the link below, complete the application form, and return it to the BCA or contact our staff at 309-734-3033 and we can discuss volunteer opportunities with you. See you in the gallery!
Founded over 40 years ago by AAUW members, Lila Blum and Jan DeYoung, the BCA Art Presenter program brings art and creativity to grade school classrooms, and is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about art, as well as express themselves creatively through hands-on activities. The Buchanan Center for the Arts provides a collection of artwork and supplies through grant funding from the Warren County United Way, the Addleman Foundation, and the Galesburg Community Foundation.
More than 50 community volunteers visit area classrooms once a month from October through May to present a short lesson about an artist and his or her artwork, and lead the class in an art-related activity. Pictured are Mrs. Nelson’s first grade students at Lincoln School and their interpretation of “Catching the Thanksgiving Turkey” by Grandma Moses.