You don't have to wear a costume to be a superhero

Some heroes don't wear a cape or tights.

They might wear a paint smock or volunteer button.

The Quincy Art Center is looking for you to be a superhero for their organization.

It takes a lot more than some paint and clay to make the center run smoothly.

Not only is there staff at the center, but a dedicated group of volunteers as well.

Without volunteers like Jamie Green, this organization wouldn't be able to reach out to the community.

"If we don't have volunteers, we have nothing," Green said. "I believe that this is all about teaching, spreading what you have what you know, and helping others. I enjoy helping others learn to do what I can do, to help them see if that's what they want to do."

The mission of the Quincy Art Center is to educate the public by promoting the growth and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions and programs.

Part of this mission is education with students.

That's where Patricia Mahoney-Kuhn comes in.

"There's been a huge gap in the education system in the area for fine arts in general," Mahoney-Kuhn said. "What I like to do is volunteer my time and go into the schools and give them art education as much as I can."

You don't have to be a Michelangelo to be an art center volunteer.

All it takes is a commitment to helping the organization.

Lana Rabe works at the art center, and hopes someone gives volunteering with them a try.

"I think sometimes people don't realize how much fun it is, or how much they can learn from it, or how it can really enrich their lives because they haven't been introduced to it," Rabe said. "so I think it's really important that people support those programs because if they don't, they're going to go away. You don't have to wear a costume to be a superhero."

One way you can be a hero for the art center is by signing-up for the Superhero for Art 5K Run/Walk.

The run/walk will take place on Saturday, June 28 at 9am, starting at the corner of 5th and Maine in Quincy.

You can click here for information on how to sign up.