Spudnik Press Cooperative offers many volunteer opportunities that directly contribute to the success of our mission, as we aim to provide affordable and approachable printmaking facilities and services to a diverse community of emerging artists, established artists, youth, and adults.

Volunteer Sessions

Volunteer Sessions are opportunities, approximately once per month for members (or anyone who wants to lend a hand) to help keep our studio clean and organized, to contribute upcoming events and special projects, and to meet other members. These shifts are social and fun ways to support your local printshop. Volunteer sessions, led by Spudnik Press staff, are scheduled at various times based on the needs of the studio and include daytime, evening, and weekend opportunities.

Upcoming Volunteer Sessions:

Wednesday, April 11, 6-8pm  Sign Up Online
Wednesday, May 9, 6-8pm  Sign Up Online
Wednesday. June 13, 6-8pm  Sign Up Online
Friday, July 13 (Daytime Session) Sign Up Online

Special Events & Outreach

Spudnik Press hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year within our studio and beyond. Volunteers are an integral to these events and help with event set-up and break down, greeting and registering guests, and at times helping sell Spudnik merchandise, lead printing activities, and sharing information about our organization to guests.

Upcoming Special Events:

The Hashbrown Show Down: Spudnik’s Rootin Tootin’ Fair & Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, February 24, 2018 Sign Up Online

Illinois High School Art Exhibition
Sunday, February 25, 2018 Sign Up Online

Printshop Assistance

We occasionally need assistance above and beyond Volunteer Nights and special events. This type of volunteering typically happens during business hours and provides assistance for a wide variety studio operations ranging from sorting type, cleaning, production assistance, and data entry.

Printshop Assistance Sign Up Form

*Please Note: All volunteers who complete a 4 hours volunteer shift receive a special discounted Studio Membership! Volunteers are not able to accrue studio credit. Our competitive Studio InternshipStudio Fellowship and Artist Residency programs provide studio access among other benefits.