Cowee School is fortunate to have a dedicated team of local volunteers and supporters. From the Board of Directors to the stage crews for summer concerts, every aspect of life at Cowee School is reliant on volunteer support. 


In 2014 over 200 volunteers worked throughout the school. They work in the community garden, supporting the weekly Farmer's Market, a variety of clean-up and restoration projects around the school, and throughout the different artist studios and instructional classes. 


In the Spring we celebrate our Volunteers and their devotion to the school with a volunteer appreciation luncheon. 


If you are interested in volunteering, please CONTACT US

Below is our Volunteer Application to be downloaded and completed. 


Here are some specific volunteer positions we are currently looking for: 


  • Visitor Services
    These volunteers are responsible for greeting and informing the general public and class participants about the activities of the Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center and brief history of Macon County and Cowee Valley. Other light duties such as restocking paper supplies are included in this volunteer opportunity. Training is required and will be provided before your job assignment.  The training involves an orientation of the school and the programs at Cowee School. Shifts are available Thursday through Saturday from either 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.



  • Grounds Maintenance/Custodial Services
    These volunteers are responsible for general light upkeep of the grounds and building of Cowee School.  The duties include light weeding, leaf blowing, janitorial upkeep of floors and restrooms, and garbage removal.  (Mowing is provided by county staff and is not included in landscape maintenance responsibilities.) Shifts are variable as determined by needs. Training and orientation provided.



  • Social Media Specialist
    This volunteer is responsible for maintaining a current presence regarding the activities and events at Cowee School on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets as appropriate.  It is critical that this volunteer be able to demonstrate a command of the English language and understand the necessity for correctly and appropriately representing the Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center. Prior knowledge of posting on social media is required.



  • Concert Series
    Volunteer at the TICKET TABLE during the concert series this summer.  We’re staffing two volunteers during each concert from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to sell tickets and collect information from our visitors about their experience at the concert.

Volunteer At Cowee School