Volunteer for Stickwork in Hillsborough 2015

Patrick Dougherty Stickwork Installation

Waco Cultural Arts Center, Waco, TX

Photo Credit: Mark Randolph

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Hillsborough Arts Council

Attn: Stickwork

102 North Churton Street

Hillsborough NC 27278


Dougherty Stickwork Hillsborough — Volunteering Details

Publicity Committee Volunteers: Help write, design, and implement publicity before, during and after construction.


Events Committee Volunteers: Help plan and put on events to promote, celebrate and raise funds for Dougherty Stickwork Hillsborough.


Education Committee Volunteers: Help develop and implement educational programs. Although on-site construction helpers must be at least 16 years of age, related events can happen in schools. Stickwork for All, a guide for teachers, is available.


Sculpture Building Volunteers: We need 4 types of sculpture building volunteers, so all skill levels ages 16 and older are welcome. Each shift is 4 hours, with the exception of the maintenance crew, and you are expected to be available for the entire shift. You are also welcome to volunteer multiple days and throughout the process. The project continues rain or shine.


Gathering Crew

Shifts: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
Nov. 2-4
We need volunteers to go off site to help cut, bundle and transport saplings. (We will let you know the exact location ahead of time.) This job requires use of loppers and hand clippers. We need to gather about five flatbed loads of saplings, so energetic and physically fit people are encouraged to participate. This work is not done at Riverwalk, so volunteers must provide their own transportation to the gathering site.

Leaf stripping crew
Shifts: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
Nov. 2-6
Volunteers will strip leaves off the saplings. This may happen at the gathering site or at Riverwalk, so volunteers may need to provide their own transportation to the off-site location.

Construction Crew
Shifts: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
Nov. 5-20
Volunteers will assist in the construction process, moving scaffolding, sorting materials, assisting the weaving process, cleaning up the site, and talking to the public.

Maintenance Crew
Ongoing after Nov. 20
This group of volunteers will meet periodically to help maintain the sculpture after the construction process. The maintenance crew will replace and clean up materials around the installation. We hope to keep the sculpture in peak condition for as long as possible, so we are looking for a longer-term commitment from this group.

Contact: For specific information about volunteering for the Patrick Dougherty installation contact sculpture@HillsboroughArtsCouncil.org.

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