The Fine Line is a
501(c)3 not for
profit organization


Illinois Arts Council



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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Fine Line. Without their giving of time, energy and talent, the Fine Line could not easily offer the exciting and enriching classes and workshops and events that nurture the creative spirit.

Volunteering is a wonderful way to meet new people, new challenges, new opportunities to use your skills and share your talents and experience with a wider community of creative people. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities along with a brief description of the tasks involved. Perhaps you will find one or two that will interest you.

Interested in volunteering? We would love to hear from you!


Phone: 630-584-9443

GoodSearch and GoodShop

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give! Search the web with and each time you do a search, GoodSearch will donate about a penny to the Fine Line Creative Arts Center!

Shop online at and a percentage of each purchase will be donated to us! More than 2,400 top stores are participating including Target, Staples, Best Buy and more!



Most of our mailings include our class schedules and annual appeal letter which are done by a service. However, from time to time, we do need individuals to help us label and stamp post cards announcing our exhibits and event. These occur about six times a year and take a couple hours of your time. In addition, in late August we have a very large mailing which includes stuffing and sealing our Uncommon Threads Invitations.


The Fine Line needs members to meet and greet attendees at our various events. We need people to help set up, take down and take care of the reception table at each of our Kavanagh Gallery Exhibits.


The Fine Line needs volunteers who have experience in fundraising events and procedures. If you have experience in grant writing, we would like to call upon you to help formulate our special requests to foundations, organize the writing and guide us through the process.

Community Outreach and Public Relations

Do you have public relations experience? Are you a writer? Would you like to help in getting the Fine Line's name out to the public? Help us integrate communications about TFL's mission statement, our classes/workshops and fundraising events.

Computer Assistance

Our networking abillity is growing and so is our database. Can you spare some time, talent and energy to help us with our membership data?

Uncommon Threads

A host of volunteers put on our biggest fundraiser of the year. Some of the areas where help is needed are the Accessories Boutique, Raffle, Hostessing, Program Ads, Day of Show Sales, Models, Tickets, Dressers for the Models, Publicity, Marketing, Graphic Arts, Extra Garment Sales and the Invitation Mailing.

Christmastime at the Fine Line: Members Show & Sale

A number of tasks involved in this fundraiser are checking in the artists' inventories, setting up/taking down the show, greeters for the Friday Opening Reception, setting up/taking down the reception table, sales personnel and all around gallery help.

Raku Day

This is a great day for our potters who help create the pots and vessels to be fired. Help (other than our potters) is needed for setting up the tents, tables, firing areas, manning the reception booth, taking care of getting/selling the food at the concession stand, setting up and displaying artwork for sale.

Annual Student Show

Mounting the show (usually takes about 4-5 hours), setting up/taking down the reception table, greeters for the Opening Reception and computer assistance with identification labels.

Gallery Exhibits

Checking in the artists' inventories, setting up/taking down the show, greeters for the Opening Reception, setting up/taking down the reception table and computer assistance with identification labels.


We need people interested in gardening to help us keep our grounds looking picture perfect. We need people to help in the spring, summer and autumn months to weed, plant and water the garden beds.