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Volunteer recruitment for 2024 Sooke Fine Arts Show

Sign up online for volunteer time slots: setup, showtime & take-down.

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Volunteers undertake a wide range of activities at the annual Sooke Fine Arts Show. [SFAS]

Tuesday April 23, 2024 | SOOKE, BC [Updated 1:54 pm]

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

Another year of the Sooke Fine Arts Show is coming up in 2024!

Scheduled for July 27 to August 5 (with a Purchaser’s Preview on July 26) the 10-day Sooke Fine Arts Show 2024 relies on the contributions of time and skills by a range of volunteers.

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Picking up purchases of youth art at the Sooke Fine Arts Show, August 2, 2022. [Mary P Brooke / Island Social Trends]

Volunteer signup is now open online through a service called Signup Genius.

Organizers recommend that interested volunteers plan ahead. Options include setup, showtime and take-down. Choosing favourite time slots now is a good idea. More information for volunteers is posted on the Sooke Fine Arts Show website.

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Volunteers in the gift shop at the Sooke Fine Arts Show, on the Artists Appreciation evening July 27, 2019 [West Shore Voice News / M Brooke]

The system will send reminders closer to the show.

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Things to keep in mind when signing up:
• TABS. Volunteer shifts are separated into different teams/tabs for easier navigation.
• CALENDAR. Shifts are shown in a calendar-view by default, but can also be viewed in a list format.
• DON’T SEE YOUR USUAL VOLUNTEER SPOT? Not all team shifts are on SignUp Genius. If there is a team you are interested in that is not on SignUp Genius, please reach out to your Team Lead or Gunny.
• CODE OF CONDUCT. All volunteers will be asked to confirm they have read our code of conduct, and will be asked to provide important emergency contact information either during orientation or upon their first shift.

About Sooke Fine Arts Society:

The Sooke Fine Arts Show is produced by a non-profit organization called Sooke Fine Arts Society. The Society receives funding from the Province of BC (community grants) and the District of Sooke (regular budget line item).

The annual show attracts visitors and tourists, and in that regard is an economic driver for the Sooke region.

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Island Social Trends is a media sponsor of the Sooke Fine Arts Show again this year (we’ve supported the show with extensive promotion every year since 2017). News is posted daily at IslandSocialTrends.ca .

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Mary P Brooke, Editor & Publisher of Island Social Trends.

Island Social Trends was launched in 2020, in the footsteps of the print publications West Shore Voice News (weekly 2014-2020), Sooke Voice News (weekly 2011-2013) and MapleLine Magazine (quarterly 2008-2010) which are archived at the Sooke Region Museum.

Founder and editor for the entire series: Mary P Brooke.