The Greater Reston Arts Center offers dynamic and engaging volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Whether engaging volunteers in the gallery to support educational programs or administrative functions in the gallery, the beloved GRACE Art program in the schools, or annual events such as the GRACE Race or Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, GRACE has a volunteer position for you. The gallery relies upon literally thousands of volunteers each year for its GRACE Art program and annual Festival.


2019: Dan Grove
2018: Joan Kelly, Volunteer of the Year & GRACE Ambassador Award
2017: Nicola Shelley
2016: Ben Morse


GRACE requires nearly 500 volunteers annually to present the annual Festival, which is attended by over 30,000 patrons each year. Festival volunteers perform a variety of roles including booth sitting for participating artists, staffing festival gates, working at the children’s art tent, managing supplies and personnel, and many other essential tasks.

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GRACE seeks interns and volunteers throughout the summer who wish to gain gallery and project experience, or who wish to work with the children in our annual summer art camp. Most internships at GRACE are unpaid positions. To inquire about a possible internship, please visit our Internship page or contact GRACE at 703-471-9242.

Gallery/Administrative Volunteers

GRACE staff occasionally utilizes volunteers to assist with programs for visiting school groups, to assist with specific administrative tasks, or to volunteer at the gallery’s front desk. If you are interested in volunteering in the gallery, please contact GRACE at 703-471-9242.