At Latitude 53, volunteers are very important. As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors and Committees, fundraise, install exhibits, and much more! Volunteering for Latitude 53 can help you develop new skills, meet new people, and get connected with Edmonton’s vibrant arts community.

If you are interested in any of the following volunteer positions, contact Administrative Coordinator Megan Gnanasihamany at admin@latitude53.org or call the gallery at 780 423 5353.

Special Events Committee

The Special Events Committee plans and organizes Latitude 53's beloved fundraising events and celebrations, like the Summer Patio Series, The Fine Art of Schmoozy, and 53 Ways to Leave Your Lover. SEC members gain valuable experience in event planning, the negotiation of sponsorship arrangements, and the supervision of volunteers.

Who: Volunteers who are interested in helping to make our fundraisers successful, enjoy working on a team, have excellent follow-through, and want to have fun working behind the scenes with other fun volunteers.

Why: We raise nearly half of our donations through fundraisers and special events. This is a large portion of Latitude 53’s operating budget, and we strive to improve, grow, and raise more so that we can do more!

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Bingos & Casinos

Bingos are an important fundraising activity for Latitude 53 that requires reliable volunteers every month.

Who: Reliable and responsible volunteers over 18 years of age. No previous Bingo experience is necessary!

Where: Latitude 53 is a member of the Fort Road Bingo Association. The hall is located on 13403 Fort Road in Edmonton, only 4 blocks north of the Belvedere LRT station. The bingo hall is non-smoking and the staff is helpful and friendly.

When: Latitude participates in a Bingo every 1–2 months. There are Afternoon events (10:30 – 3:30 p.m.) and Evening events (4:30 – 9:30 p.m.), usually on a weekday.

The Perks:

  • A free meal during your shift
  • Training in event support and fundraising work
  • An opportunity to meet interesting people involved in Edmonton’s arts community

Latitude 53 also participates in Casino fundraisers. Every two years we seek out committed and hard working volunteers to help with this important fundraising event. We intend to participate in a Casino fundraiser later in 2015 - details are forthcoming.

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Installation & Exhibitions

Latitude 53 would like to create and train a team of volunteers to prepare the gallery for shows, hang exhibitions, and de-install and package artwork.

Who: Anyone interested in hands-on tasks, improving their handy-man/woman skills, and learning about the installation process. Experience is welcomed, but not necessary.

When: New shows open about every 5 weeks. Installation Team volunteers must be available on a weekday. You will not be required to assist with every install/de-install.

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Bar Tenders

Latitude 53 would like to create and train a team of volunteers to be ongoing bar tenders for our opening receptions, special events, and fundraisers.

Who: Responsible 18+ individuals who would like to help make events at Latitude 53 a success. Bar tending experience is not necessary, but for busier events we welcome volunteers who know their way around a good cocktail.

When: Opening Receptions occur about every 5 weeks, on Friday evenings.

Many of our annual fundraiser events, including the Parka Patio, the Summer Patio, and the Art of Schmoozy, have bar tending opportunities too.

Note: The AGLC has made ProServe training mandatory for all licensed premises serving and selling liquor. While it is not mandatory for Latitude 53, we are able to provide online ProServe training to volunteers interested in bar tending, free of charge. If interested, please contact Megan by email at admin@latitude53.org.

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Administrative Support

For individuals interested in assisting with office-related support duties, Latitude 53 does have a small selection of regular activities:

  • Archiving
  • Mail-Outs
  • Events Bulletin Updating

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Special Events and Fundraisers

Latitude 53 hosts fun and dynamic events throughout the year, and it is by the hard work of our volunteers that these events are so successful! These special events, fundraisers, and festivals include:

  • 53 Ways to Leave Your Lover
  • Rooftop Patio Series
  • DRAW
  • Visualeyez
  • The Fine Art of Schmoozy

Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks, such as reception & front desk, selling tickets, coat check, bussing & serving, auction registration & monitoring, and packaging art.

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Do you have any special skills, equipment, or talents that you would like to volunteer at Latitude 53? For example:

  • Pickup Truck, delivery & drop-off
  • Sound Tech
  • Custodial & Janitorial work

Please contact us to see how you can help out! We would love to hear how you would be able to support Latitude 53 in your own way.

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For more information, please contact:

Megan Gnanasihamany
Program Assistant
780 423 5353

Thank you to the volunteers of Latitude 53!

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