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 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:
Thursday September 26, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.| Sign Up Online
Wednesday October 9, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.| Sign Up Online
Thursday November 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Sign Up Online
Friday December 6, 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.| 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.
EXPO Chicago | September 21 & 22 | Sign Up Online
Price Is Nice: Annual Benefit | October 19 | Sign Up Online
Hubbard Street Lofts Open House | November 8 | Sign Up Online
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 Internship, Studio Fellowship and Artist Residency programs provide studio access among other benefits.