Volunteer at Sweetwater

Want to help? Sweetwater wouldn’t be able to provide the high-quality arts education and cultural programming without the help of our volunteers! There are a wide variety of opportunities available to suit all schedules and skill sets! Volunteers earn $6 per hour toward classes at Sweetwater*.

* Volunteers may apply earned hours to up to 50% of the total cost of any class (i.e., if a class costs $200 and the volunteer has accrued $300 earned hours, the volunteer may only apply $100 to the class. The remaining accrued hours may be carried over to apply to other classes.)

SCA policy requires all volunteers (Ages 18 or older) to have all three background checks completed.

  • Clearances that have been obtained in PA within the past 60 months (5 years) are acceptable and considered current.
  • Clearances obtained for employment purposes are acceptable for volunteer purposes.
1

ACT 34 Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check

Cost: $0

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2

ACT 151 Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance

Cost: $0

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3

ACT 114 FBI Criminal Record History Background Check

Cost: $22.75

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To complete process, take form and government issued photo ID (valid driver's license) to fingerprint site.

Local UPS store in Moon Plaza, 5900 University Blvd., Moon Township, PA 15108 Hours: Monday-Friday; 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


IMPORTANT: Sweetwater does not pay for clearances because they belong to you and can be used to volunteer elsewhere.

All documents must be completed and submitted to SCA before you can schedule your first volunteer assignment. A copy of all confidential documents will be maintained in binder in the SCA office.

  Download Volunteer Application

Questions about volunteering?

Please contact our office with any additional questions.

Other Opportunities at Sweetwater

Employment Information

Sweetwater is looking for dedicated people with a passion for the arts! Click below to view current employment opportunities at Sweetwater.

Current Openings

Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available for adults and children demonstrating financial need. Scholarships are sponsored by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (ARAD), The Clarke Family Foundation and the generous support of individuals via the Arthur L. Coburn III Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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A GIFT FOR THE ARTS. DONATE TODAY.

When you or a family member is looking to take an art class, view an exhibition, or attend a cultural event, where do you turn? If you're like most in our community, you go to Sweetwater Center for the Arts.

$1,000 provides enough materials to fund a semester-long community outreach program.
$500 allows two senior citizens to take an oil painting class.
$250 provides enough clay for every student in an 8-week ceramics class.
$200 will send a child to summer camp for a week.
$100 provides the food for a culinary workshop.
$50 provides materials for two weeks of painting camps.

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