FAC Volunteers Keep the Center
Running Smoothly

The Forest Hills Fine Arts Center has been extremely fortunate over the past eleven years to train and work with many volunteers. Each volunteer completes a 3-hour training prior to working at the Center. Since the Center's opening in April 2004 through June 2016, over 21,500 volunteer hours have been contributed.

Each year a Volunteer Recognition event is held and awards are given in areas of service and hours completed. In addition, the FHFAC awards the Volunteer of the Year Award annually to the volunteer who not only maintains the largest number of hours since training, but those that also exemplify the professional standards that the Center has come to expect from all volunteers.

Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients

2016 - Karen Katt
2015 - Elaine Simmons
2014 - Bob & Barbara Vos
2013 - Mary Ellen Johnson
2012 - Darrell & Susanne Nelson
2011 - Mary Bowman
2010 - Corney Brouwer
2009 - Sally Chlystek
2008 - Kathy Colcord
2007 - Pat & Allan Vorel
2006 - Roger A. Matthews
2005 - Ann Riihimaa

Karen Katt won the Volunteer of the Year Award for 2016.

FAC Volunteer Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with our newsletter just for Fine Arts Center volunteers! Each issue is packed with event dates, details, and articles of special interest to those who generously donate their time to keep the Center operating smoothly. Learn more about your fellow volunteers in our volunteer spotlight articles.

We invite volunteers to select from the links below to view, print, or save our latest issue, as well as other recent issues.

May 2017 FAC Volunteers' Newsletter (PDF)

October 2016 FAC Volunteers' Newsletter (PDF)

July 2016 FAC Volunteers' Newsletter (PDF)


Thank You to Our 2016-17 Volunteers
Kathy Anderson
Nora Ayoub
Glenn & Sylvia Baird
Kathy Belote
Judy Bernhardt
Sally Blevins
John Bonino
Don & Cathy Bruckman
Fred Cabling
Steve & Betsy Carlson
Cathie & Jim Carpenter
Nancy Castiglione
Darlene Chandler
Mike Chesebro
Kara Clary
Karen Clawson
Kathy Colcord
Colleen & Dave Corp
Bill & Roberta Craig
Rose Cucinella
Ann Riihimaa
LeAnne Daglow
Leslie Dennis
Marcia DeYoung
Kevin & Kathy Ecclesine
Chris & Deanna Eckert
Michele Frazno
Tom Fryc
Tamara George
Carleen Ghareeb
Jack & Angie Gibson
Clara Gilmore
Pam Goetcheus
Ken & Robin Golden

Becky Goodspeed
Georgia Gorant
Jack & Sharon Hartley
Christine Hess
Mary Hollen
Judy Hood
Georgia Howe
Carole Hulst
Deb Jackman
Mary Jacobs
Debra Janney
Mary Ellen Johnson
Denise Joseph
Karen Katt
Jeralyn & Robert Keeney
Joe Killinger
Betty Kingston
Jon & Judy Klatt
Sandra Klinesteker
Carlee Koessel
Jean Koorndyk
Linda Koert
Cynthia Kozycki
Lucia Krzywonos
Ellen Lamphere
BJ Larson
Nancy Letherby
Frank Letherby
Joyce Lomen
Patrick Malkowski
Beth Mans
Kathryn McCabe
Shelia McLean
Mary Milanowski

Alison Miller
Don Mitchell
Maureen Mondry
Pam Ochs-Sandberg
Dennis O'Connell
Lisa Oldham
Nancy O'Meara
Martha Osborn
Bill & Joy Postmus
Jennifer & Kevin Raymond
Mary Reif
Rachel Riggs
Carol Robinson
Bob & Shirley Ross
Karen Ross
Pam Rowe
Nancy Rude
Anne Schefke
Jeanne Schierloh
Sharon Sevonty
Elaine Simmons
Liz Skronski
Susan Sorenson
Laurie Sproul
Kay Sterken
Bob & Olga Stritzinger
Polly Timmer
Frank Tomasik
Ann Vela
Vicki VenHuizen
Greg Verseput
Allan & Pat Vorel
Bob & Barbara Vos


Volunteer Opportunities at the Center

You are cordially invited to join a special community of volunteers who ensure the successful operation of the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. The broad variety of tasks associated with planning and preparing for Fine Arts Center events, and bringing it all together when the curtain goes up, requires the combined talents and efforts of hundreds of individuals. Whether you can contribute your time and skills on a daily, weekly, monthly, or annual basis, we’re anxious to help you identify a satisfying and rewarding place for yourself on our Fine Arts Center team. There’s something here for just about everyone!

How to Volunteer:

1. Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form and turn in to the Fine Arts Center. Download the form to your computer by clicking here.

2. Sign-up to attend our annual training session. All FAC volunteers need to go through training before working at the Center. Call the Fine Arts Center at (616) 493-8966 for the next training date.

3. Sign-up to volunteer at the Fine Arts Center. Check with our volunteer coordinator for available dates/events at (616) 493-8966 or stop in at Fine Arts Center offices, 600 Forest Hill Avenue.

4. Enjoy the "Volunteer Family" experience.


FAC Volunteer Training