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Volunteer at the Clay Studio of Missoula

The Clay Studio of Missoula has a small staff, but a big mission! As a nonprofit we are grateful for every helping hand who pitches in. The Missoula clay 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 to be a part of the studio's volunteer team and earn rewards for your service!

The application to join the volunteer team is below.

For Current Volunteers

Looking for the Studio Monitor application? Follow this link.

The Clay Studio depends on members of our community: students, board members, renting artists, resident artists, and more 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!

Team FIRE Rewards

Volunteers are a big part of the glowing FIRE that keeps the Clay Studio of Missoula running! We are so grateful for your help and want to show our appreciation for those who log hours with us via Volunteer Missoula or our studio tracking sheets.

Logging for rewards is not mandatory by any means. We also massively appreciate the kind folks who volunteer just to provide needed help.

Log Your Hours to Claim Cool Rewards

Team FIRE rewards are based on logged volunteer hours! Whether you help at the outreach booth during events, or request a volunteer task from the office staff, it can count toward rewards! The incentive program is run on a yearly cycle, beginning in January.

Whenever you fill hours into your log, have a staff member (or booth buddy if you're on outreach) initial the sheet to certify, and you're on the way to rewards! You can also use the tracking feature on Volunteer Missoula to log hours with us.

Receive rewards for your logged hours by contacting Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Seitz.

Flicker - 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 and CSoM pride to water bottles, bumpers, and more!

Flame - 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 with and spread the word about. Get a big discount on a workshop of your choosing. *This discount cannot be applied to visiting artist workshops.

Star - 12 Hours

Clay Studio of Missoula Signature T-Shirt or Apron

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 on our Facebook and Instagram pages, thanking you for your service!

Current Rewards

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All volunteers are invited

to our annual volunteer appreciation picnic as well as the winter chili luncheon!

Volunteer Application

On Mobile? You can fill out the application more easily by texting CSOMFIRE to 41444

Question, suggestion, or concern? Email Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Seitz

Would you like to donate to support outreach and other volunteer activities?
Text "HelpFIRE" to 41444!
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