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Art for Change is Persad Center’s signature fundraiser event and raises funds to support the vital mental health services that Persad provides for the region’s LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS communities.


For 35 years, Art for Change has been Persad Center’s signature fundraising event.


This year, the 36th annual Art for Change will take place on Friday, September 22, 2023 at Stage AE on the North Shore, and we need YOUR help to make it perfect!

We are looking for supporters of our mission to volunteer for pre-event set up as well as day of event set-up and tear down to keep the event running smoothly. This volunteer work is vital to the success of the event and all volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and will be granted complimentary access to the event after their shift ends.


When: Friday, September 22, 2023

Where: Stage AE in the North Shore

​If you’re interested in volunteering, please be in touch or fill the form below!


Persad - Art For Change
Volunteer Form

Volunteering Information:

Volunteering History and Capabilities:

*An art docent is a title given to persons who are guides and educators for art museums. Materials will be provided ahead of the event to familiarize yourself with certain art pieces up for auction.

Please use the checkmarks following each volunteer opportunity to designate your interests and availability. 

Note: Multiple selections can be made per form submission, so please select any which interest you and that you are available for.

Thursday, August 17: Host Committee Party—Assist with the various needs of the Host Committee party to be held at a private home in Sewickley. May include greeting, restocking, teardown. 6-9 PM
Wednesday, August 30: Three Rives Business Alliance Event at Persad. Assist with the various needs of the event. Duties may include set up/tear down, greeting, restocking, teardow.
Art for Change Pre-Event Volunteering - Assist in helping to build the art walls. Need to be able to lift 15 lbs.
Wednesday, September 20: Pre-Event Volunteering--Truck loading. Support the loading of transport vehicles with artwork for delivery. This postion requires the ability to lift or move heavy objects weighing around 50 lbs.
Art for Change Event--Friday, September 22: Assist in setting up various elements of the event around venue. Roles may include greeter, galley docent, live auction assistant, auction/art handler/check out assistant, and tear down/clean up support. This may require the need to lift up to 15 lbs.

Thanks for submitting!

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