For the last several years, CPAWS Ottawa Valley would traditionally host an in-person fundraising event in November featuring a silent auction comprised largely of artwork created during an annual artists retreat hosted by the organization. The works created in 2019 were to be displayed and made available this year, but plans for in-person gatherings have been put on hold given current events. We would like to explore the possibility of an online silent auction, later in the fall of 2020, ideally before Christmas in order to benefit from interest in local artwork for Holiday gift-giving. We are seeking at least one volunteer to help us learn more about online auctions, help identify a platform that would be appropriate (in terms of cost, functionality, etc) and potentially help set up the auction site (photos of artwork) as well as assisting with outreach and promotion, including outreach to various arts groups, art-focused publications and social media and potentially outreach to the mainstream media. A volunteer with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the arts locally would be ideal for this position. Experience with silent or live auctions and/or connections in the community where we could obtain other items to round out the auction (such as items of interest to our supporters - art related, outdoors, books, etc...) would be an asset.
Location: 15 Taschereau Street, Unit 240
(VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING - no need to come to the office)
Deadline: Aug 7, 2020