Get Involved!

We need YOUR help. From volunteering at events to joining our committees, there are many ways you can help Allied Arts Foundation thrive.

Volunteer Opportunities:

To volunteer, contact:

Jeff Rinedahl, Executive Director
206-353-9148 – Mobile

Auction Volunteers


Help out at our next Art+ Auction & Celebration! The date is March 2022, and we need help with:

  • Auction Chair: If you love the arts and have experience running events, we want you to lead our team producing this event. Click here for full information.
  • Auction Committee Members: Join our committee! We need help with garnering event sponsorships, coordinating volunteers,  generating ideas for making this event spectacular, community outreach, and more!
  • MC & Auctioneering! We need a vibrant individual to MC our event, serve as auctioneer for our Raise the Paddle request, and draw winning Raffle Tickets
  • Set-up and display (2-4PM)
  • Greeting, registration, and bid number assignment (3-5:30PM)
  • Packing up auction items and organizing them for pick-up (6:30-7:30PM)
  • Item pick-up management (6:30-7:30PM)
  • Take down and cleanup (7-8PM)

Block Awards Committee


Seeking active working members
Estimated Time Commitment: Members: 10 hours a month.

Our Block Awards Committee helps maintain and expand our Robert J. Block Awards for Artistic Excellence.  Members are responsible for the following:

  • Seeking award sponsorship from local businesses
  • Seeking in-kind donations of cultural opportunities to enhance the awards, such as tickets to theater events, concerts, lectures, etc.
  • Handing out awards at school end-of-year assemblies and awards ceremonies as a representative of Allied Arts Foundation
  • Maintaining contact with schools to assess award effectiveness and how we can make things better or easier for the schools in managing the awards

Development Committee


Seeking a Chair & active working members
Estimated Time Commitment: Chair: 10 hours a month. Members: 4 hours a month.

Our Development Committee will set short- and long-term fundraising goals and strategies to support Allied Arts Foundation annual programs and long-term sustainability. We are seeking individuals with a passion for the arts who have any of the following:

  • Fundraising experience
  • Major gifts experience
  • Grant research and writing skills
  • Event planning and production experience
  • Community connections to arts-interested individuals, corporations, and/or private foundations

Events Committee


Seeking a Chair & active working members
Estimated Time Commitment: Chair: 10 hours a month. Members: 5 hours a month.

The Events Committee will be responsible for producing all Allied Arts Foundation events, including securing event sponsorship.  Currently Allied Arts Foundation has only one annual event – our Annual Meeting and Gala Celebration. We would like to do more! Possibilities include gallery exhibits and performances featuring our grant and sponsored artists, community forums and lectures, and other arts-related programming.

We are seeking individuals with a passion for the arts who have any of the following:

  • Experience in event planning
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Experience in selling program ads
  • Experience in seeking and retaining event sponsors
  • Inventiveness, drive, and a can-do attitude

Marketing Committee


Seeking active working members
Estimated Time Commitment: 5 hours a month.

Our Marketing Committee brings their expertise to help the Executive Director maintain and update social media accounts and the Allied Arts Foundation website; write, publish, and edit our regular e-newsletter; and promote AAF events and news.

We are seeking individuals with a passion for the arts who have any of the following:

  • Marketing experience
  • Connections to local and/or region-wide media outlets
  • Detailed experience with WordPress (experience with the Enfold theme a plus!)
  • Experience with Mailchimp
  • A love and knack for social media: Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram.
  • Experience writing and formatting press releases
  • Copy editing skills: spelling, grammar, consistency

Strategic Planning Committee


Seeking a Chair & active working members
Estimated Time Commitment: Chair: 10 hours a month. Members: 4 hours a month.

Help Allied Arts Foundation plan for the future!  Working with the AAF Executive Committee, the hands-on Strategic Planning Committee will address the following:

  •  Mission:  Review and refine the Allied Arts Foundation purposes, goals and values with a distinct mission statement, vision statement, and values statement.
  • Logo:  Evaluate and make recommendations for a new AAF logo. Create a written statement for approval by the Executive Committee of what qualities the logo should embody and why.
  • Policies and Procedures:  Working with the Executive Committee and Development Committee, review, evaluate, update, and, where necessary, make recommendations for new copy for all of Allied Arts Foundation’s Bylaws, policies and procedures, and board member roles and responsibilities.
  • Annual Goals & Evaluation: Working with committee chairs and the Executive Committee, set the year-long agenda for Allied Arts Foundation; produce an annual review and evaluation of how well those goals were met; recommend changes for improvement.
  • Long term strategic and programming goals:  Assess and recommend a blueprint for the future of Allied Arts Foundation; develop goals, objectives, timeline, and ongoing evaluation methods. Including new programming areas, funding possibilities, and, working with the chair of the Development Committee, fundraising goals and objectives,

We are seeking individuals with a passion for the arts who have any of the following:

  • Experience in strategic planning
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent reasoning, problem solving and/or analytical skills
  • Experience leading organizational and operational change
  • Experience in creating and supporting effective teams
  • Experienced in group process dynamics and facilitation
  • Excellent written and oral communication and networking skills
  • Excellent mediation and negotiation skills

Requirement:  Review of AAF History and Corporate Culture — Before moving forward, committee members new to AAF will need to gain an understanding of our founding, history, corporate culture, and current successes and challenges by reading Stirring Up Seattle and attending an information session with one or more members of the Executive Committee.

Youth Ambassador Program

AAF Youth Ambassador Program

Help create our Youth Ambassador Program!

We’re seeking one or two community-minded arts enthusiasts from each Seattle public high school to serve as ambassadors to Allied Arts Foundation.

Your voice will help us to better support high school artists, performers, musicians and writers. We want to hear your ideas and build for the future. Your time counts toward toward volunteer service hours and is GREAT for your resume for jobs and entrance to college.

Interested? Contact Jeff Rinedahl, Executive Director at:  or  206-353-9128 mobile.

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