Volunteer with us!

Volunteering for Open Hearts Art Center can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience for individuals, families, and groups. You don’t need to have special talents or skills to offer your time. If you live in the Western North Carolina area there are plenty of ways for you to get involved.


In Facility

Open Hearts can always use a hand in or around the facility.

There are opportunities available for:

  • Artists
  • Musicians
  • Performance artists
  • Dramatic artists
  • Poets
  • Office and clerical work
  • Gardening

Events and Fundraisers

Assist in fundraising, event planning, and communication surrounding events.


Thank you for your interest in Open Hearts Art Center. The first step in becoming a volunteer is filling out a volunteer application and a release for a Criminal Background Check and Healthcare Registry check. If you have lived in NC for five consecutive years, this is relatively simple. If you have not lived here for five years, then we will need to conduct an SBI background check, which is a $40 fee that you will incur. If you volunteer with us for six consecutive months or become employed by Open Hearts, then you will be reimbursed for the $40 fee.

There are many opportunities available to lend a hand at Open Hearts Art Center. In addition to special events, we can always use help in the studio, as well as in the office. Please let me know if you are interested, and we can set up a time to meet in person.

I look forward to working with you!
Debbie Harris
Debbie.openheartsartcenter@gmail.com and 828-505-8428 ext. 102

Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder
Arts and Events