Our volunteers are the unseen gears that keep Piedmont Craftsmen running smoothly. Whether they stuff envelopes, greet Loft Tour guests, model jewelry for bidders at our "Going Once, Going Twice" auction (a dirty job, but someone's got to do it), help mount exhibitions, or fill any number of roles during Piedmont Craftsmen's Fair, volunteers are vitally necessary to the success of anything we do. Click here for our on-line Fair Volunteer Form
It takes more than 100 volunteers to help Piedmont Craftsmen run smoothly. In the weeks leading up to special events, we need people to stuff envelopes and distribute posters. During the Fair and other events, we need lifters, toters, greeters, booth sitters, Information and Charge Card helpers, and more. Click HERE to download a copy of our volunteer form, and see if something fits your talents and time schedule.
We'll look forward to hearing from you soon.
The Annual Piedmont Craftsmen Sherpa Award
Every non-profit organization relies on its volunteers. Hands on contributions are as important to us as the other forms of equity provided by contributors and funding sources. Since our inception in 1963, thousands of people have substantively contributed to Piedmont Craftsmen through their work on countless projects and events. Acknowledging those efforts is long overdue, so in 2009 we established the annual Piedmont Craftsmen Sherpa Awards.
If you don’t know what a Sherpa is, well you clearly haven’t climbed the Himalayas. Sherpas are native guides who command extraordinary respect for their skills in navigating treacherous terrain with incredibly heavy loads – taking their fellow explorers on adventures that involve scaling some of the world’s highest mountain peaks. And so, in the context of the volunteer world, our Piedmont Craftsmen Sherpas have been invaluable in helping our organization reach its heights. Our Sherpas are the folks who are always there when we have a project or event that requires heavy lifting – both literally and figuratively speaking. These volunteers work tirelessly on our behalf and without them we would be lost.
In honor of those who help lead us to our destination, we honor outstanding Piedmont Craftsmen volunteers at our annual meeting in November.