Getting Involved

We hope you'll become a proud member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, one of the finest and most respected art societies in the entire country.  The secret to our success?  Committed and passionate members who work together to make it all happen.

As an all-volunteer organization, we join forces to have: 

What is it like to volunteer at SDWS? 

Since they’re central to our operation, our member volunteers get a lot of support and recognition at SDWS.  They work alongside others to learn new tasks and for some roles, like staffing the front desk or serving on the Board of Directors, they receive training and a manual to guide them. 

As with any organization, the members who contribute to the efforts of the whole get the most out of membership.  The benefits include:

Volunteer Recognition

Each month SDWS membership celebrates the contributions of nominated volunteers with its Volunteer of the Month Program. All members can participate by completing a Volunteer of the Month Nomination Form and submitting it to an SDWS board member. These nomination forms will also be available at the Gallery and the Monthly Member Meetings. The SDWS Board has established a committee to review the nominations and select each month's honoree. During the Monthly Members Meeting, the Volunteer of the Month will be presented with a Recognition Certificate and a gift certificate to Artists and Craftsman. Additionally, the honoree will be featured on SDWS,org's Member's Home page as well as have his or her photograph displayed in the SDWS Gallery. The criteria for selection as SDWS Volunteer of the Month is as follows:

The value and importance of SDWS Volunteers cannot be overstated. SDWS would simply cease to exist without the hard work and dedication of its volunteer workforce and leadership. Our Volunteer of the Month program allows every SDWS member the opportunity to recognize those that go above and beyond for SDWS.

How can you join the fun and help make a difference at SDWS ? 

It’s easy. Just look over the current opportunities listed under this tab and decide where you could spend a few hours a month helping out. Also, take a look at the Board positions and see which ones interest you. You could assist an officer or, down the line, serve on the Board yourself. 

If you are a current member, contact our Volunteer Director, Gay Weston, at volunteerdirector@sdws.org to get more information and to volunteer.  Remember, the learning and the connections you’ll make will lead to your growth as an artist and will help other artists and the art community too.  Be a part of the magic at SDWS and volunteer!