Volunteer time contribution


TFAO's website was built largely through the efforts of numerous volunteers over many years. To learn more about TFAO's volunteer opportunities please click here. Since TFAO's inception, one individual has continuously served as director, providing overall management and leadership on a volunteer basis. The following paragraphs explain the tasks and estimated time requirements of the director.


Core volunteer time requirement

TFAO's online Topics in American Art, other Catalogues, National Calendar of Art Exhibitions and Reports and Studies are the most important service features performed by volunteers. Core functions, as of 12/21, require the following estimated monthly average time commitment:

Site organization and design updates = 1 hour
America's Distinguished Artists review for dead links and replacements = 3.5 hours
Topics updates including new exhibit research, writing and posting: 7 hours
National Calendar of Art Exhibitions updates = 9 hours
Resource Library correspondence concerning published materials = .5 hours
Miscellaneous updates of postings from external sources for enhancement of content = 6 hours
Public inquiries and general correspondence: 2 hours
Total services monthly time requirement: 29 hours

In addition, there are ancillary annual time requirements on the part of the director. Following are the major components:

Federal and state reporting: 1 hour
Banking, accounting and invoices processing: 1 hour
Miscellaneous: 2 hours
Total ancillary annual time requirements: 4 hours

In addition to the core and ancillary minimum time requirement estimated above, the director may elect to contribute additional time to manage volunteers for special projects.

TFAO wishes to express its appreciation to Vital Digital for its generous pro bono consultation regarding information technology planning. 


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