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Volunteer at the Clay Studio of Missoula

As a nonprofit, the Clay Studio has a small staff. We need lots of hands to help us fulfill our mission! The ceramics community is growing all the time, and helping our studio can keep it a functioning haven for the artists and students we support with our programs and services.

Our caring community and volunteers are the fire at the heart of the Clay Studio of Missoula!
Join Team FIRE and help the volunteer team this summer to earn some cool rewards!

Find volunteer logs and other resources below.


The Clay Studio depends on members of our community: students, board members, studio artists, resident artists, and beyond to give us a hand to keep things running smoothly. There's lots of opportunities to help!

Here are some common tasks we need extra help with:

  • Preparing materials and activities for outreach events

  • Outreach tabling and activities

  • Labeling batches of postcards and other mailers

  • First-Friday studio cleanup

  • Wrapping pottery during the Holiday Sale

  • Volunteering during events like Potsketch and High Tea

  • Weeding the garden in the spring and summer

  • Snow removal and de-icing in the winter

  • Studio cleaning tasks between scheduled cleanups


Can't fit formal volunteering into your schedule? No worries! If you use the studio, you can be a volunteer without any formal commitment. Every small act in the studio makes a difference! Doing a little extra mopping when you clean up after a making session, asking an instructor or the studio manager if they need a hand with anything, or even just telling your friends about the Clay Studio: it all makes a difference and helps the community.

If you want to help but don't know how, just ask the staff!

Join Team FIRE!

Our volunteers are important to us! One way we show our gratitude is through recognition on Team FIRE! These stellar volunteers track their generously given time, and receive rewards for milestones hit during the summer volunteer season.

(Coming Soon) Check out our 2023 FIRE Stars below!

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Log Your Hours to Claim Cool Rewards

Team FIRE rewards are based on hours spent helping the cause! Whether you help at the outreach booth during events, or ask staff for a task around the studio, it counts toward your tier rewards! The incentive program is available for hours logged from June through September.

Whenever you fill hours into your log, have a staff member or outreach intern initial the sheet to certify, and you're on the way to rewards!

Tier 1 - 3 Hours

Holographic Vinyl TEAM FIRE Sticker

Show your volunteer status with pride! This HOT high quality vinyl sticker can add a pop of style to water bottles, bumpers, and more!

Tier 2 - 6 Hours

Coupon for $20 off a CSoM Workshop

Embrace your inner clay artist! We want you to have the chance to enjoy the educational resources you help us spread the word about. Get a big discount on a workshop of your choosing.

Tier 3 - 12 Hours

Clay Studio of Missoula Signature T-Shirt

Pick your very own CSoM swag from our array of available limited edition t-shirts or aprons. Show your love for the studio in style! If desired, you'll also get a social media shout out and a feature as a FIRE Star, linking to your own website or social media!

Team FIRE 2023 Rewards!

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We Appreciate You.

We're incredibly grateful for our volunteers, your help keeps

the Clay Studio of Missoula running smoothly.
Thank you for being a part of this community and helping us fulfill our mission.

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