Arts Connection

Volunteer Opportunities in the Arts

Share your time, share your skills, share your passion. Arts Connection is the new way for business professionals to find meaningful engagement in the arts.

Opportunities range from volunteer activations to skills sharing tasks. Here is a listing of current volunteer opportunities for dozens of arts groups. Sign up HERE to be an ABC Arts Insider and receive our monthly Arts Action engagement email.

NEW SKILLS BASED OPPORTUNITIES: you can list skills based opportunities. These Express Volunteer opportunities need to be focused on one doable goal. For example an account to help you do a budget, a social media expert to help you build a facebook event page, a marketing professional to help you design a marketing plan for one performance or event.


PROVIDING ACCESS TO BOOKS FOR CHILDREN - READ TO LEARN BOOKS FOR FREE @ MIAMI BOOK FAIR

Freedom Tower

600 Biscayne Blvd, 5th Floor, Miami, FL, 33132 view map

Description: We have 60 free bookshelves full of age-appropriate free books in targeted locations, and deliver approximately 4,500 books per week to keep them stocked. We need volunteers in our office to help us unpack, organize, sticker, and prepare books for our drivers to deliver. Shift sign-up is required. Volunteers can also organize book drives at schools, businesses, and local organizations. Due to the large volume of books we provide to the community, we are always in need of book donations.

Benefits: Volunteering for Read to Learn Books for Free is a great way to get credit for service hours for school or other organizations and also supporting a great cause. By volunteering, you are assisting our program in closing the literacy gap in underprivileged areas of our community. Your service helps us put books in the hands of children who may otherwise not have had access to books in their home.

Ongoing - 9:00AM-5:00PM

Contact:

Mandy Giust
agiust@mdc.edu

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ART VOLUNTEERS - PEACE MURAL FOUNDATION INC

Art and Public Peace Education Hosting at Lincoln Road

1606 Washington Ave Miami Fl 33139 view map

Description: social and public communication Art Appreciation Peace Dedication and service

Benefits: Non Profit Organization and Volunteers. School credit for Students

Mar 1st - Jun 01st - 10-4

Contact:

Anna
peacemuralfoundation@gmail.com

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VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL ART HOUSE CINEMA! - CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA - CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA

Coral Gables Art Cinema

260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 view map

Description: The Coral Gables Art Cinema is a non-profit art house theater playing independent, foreign, classic, and cult classic films in downtown Coral Gables. Our volunteers act as Cinema ambassadors, engaging with patrons and staff. Support the arts in Coral Gables and strengthen the Gables Cinema's identity as a cultural center where great films live. We couldn't exist without our team of volunteers! You must be 16 years or older to volunteer at the Cinema. Volunteers at the Cinema: -check tickets & usher guests to their seats -help us during red carpet premieres -help at our annual Miami International Children's Film Festival -help promote our membership program, gift cards, cafe specials, etc. -distribute marketing materials

Benefits: Volunteer Benefits include: -Community service hours -Watching the films for free -Free popcorn & fountain drinks

Ongoing - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Contact:

Elizabeth Dedios
info@gablescinema.com

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VIDEOGRAPHER - CREATIVEMORNINGS

Coolest venues around Miami from Venture City to Faena Theatre

Coolest venues around Miami from Venture City to Faena Theatre view map

Description: Video record Miami's #1 monthly breakfast lecture series. Equipment provided.

Benefits: Be the first to meet the leading CEOs, artists and creatives in Miami. Here is a glimpse of our past speakers. https://creativemornings.com/cities/mia/talks Past Speakers Mike Tomas CEO Bioheart | Denise Jacobs | Dr. William Murphy Inventor Pacemaker | Vanessa Garcia The Krane | Camila Ramos Founder All Day Miami | Ebonie Mukasa Cloak Inc | Asif Farooq Artist | Nick Gelpi GELPI Projects | Avra Jain Founder The Vagabond Group | Scott Cunningham Founder O, Miami | The Bakehouse | Howard Herring Founder New World Symphony | Robin Hill Photographer | Gillian Thomas CEO Frost Science | Giovanna Carrasquel Designer | Biff Bermingham CSO Frost Science | Andreas Schreiner Founder Pubbelly Boys | New Tropic Media | Nola Garcia Starbot | Steven Pargett The Dream Defenders | Stonly Baptiste Urban.Us | Nathaniel Sandler Founder Bookleggers | Cecilia Gutierrez CEO Miami Children's Initiative | Salma Abdelrahman Founder Fabula Rasa | Ted Caplow Founder CappSci | Natalia Martinez-Kalinina ED Cambridge Innovation Center | Cristina Garcia Founder Afrobeta | Dr. Pedro "Joe" Greer Founder Camillus House Health Concern | Cathy Byrd Fresh Art | Pascal Depuhl Documentarian | Matthew Abess Curator | Seth Labenz Jai Alai Books | Carmen Pelaez Director | Julia Ford-Carther Founder Self Love Formula | Colin Foord Founder Coralmorphologic | Kareem Tabsch Founder O Cinema | Paola Mendez Founder Blogger Union | Wilson Sayre WLRN | Octavia Yearwood | Virginia Lora Journalism | Kiva Reardon Cinema | New World Symphony Project 305 | Jessica Acosta-Rubio Design Pub | Alejandra Bunster Author | Ziggy Tea The Poetic Truth | Najja Moon Founder Blck Family | Tanisha Cidel Dance Ailey Camp | Hugette Montesinos Founder Dishfunkshion | Jayme Gershen Documentarian | Lia Figueredo Founder Defy Culture | George Cuevas | Edwin Muhammad | Lillian/Steve Banderas/Saiz Dale Zine | Alexandra/Jorge Kuechenberg/Perez-Gallego | Franklin Sirmans PAMM | Jessica Sanchez LOBA | Azeez Bakare Azeez Bakare Studios | Amanda Crider IlluminArts | John Falco Lincoln Brewery | YASGAMI III Points

Ongoing - 830 am

Contact:

Malik Benjamin
miami@creativemornings.com

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EVENT PLANNER - CREATIVEMORNINGS/MIAMI

Coolest places in Miami

Varies view map

Description: Over the past seven years, we’ve collectively produced almost 3,000 events – and we’ve never charged our attendees for a single one (unless you count hugs or high fives as a currency!). This magic wouldn’t exist without the dedication of our incredible CreativeMornings organizers. Around the world, these organizers volunteer their time and energy to provide a free inspiring talk for their local creative community…and they even bring you breakfast! All of this effort adds up to be quarter of a million cups of coffee per year, 79,800 hours of work, and immeasurable amounts of inspiration.

Benefits: If you believe that great communities make great things happen, this is your chance to impact hundreds of creative leaders around the globe. Meet Miami's greatest artists, scientists, CEOs and designers. Get first dibs on the best creative companies, professionals, and jobs.

Jan 20th - 8am -10am

Contact:

Jane
miami@creativemornings.com

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ALL AROUND HELP IN A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST’S STUDIO - ARTWORKS/ARTSPACE

Artworks/Artspace

101 SW 1 st Street. Dania Beach Fl 33004 view map

Description: Working to assist with a variety of tasks relating to an artist’s studio. Organizing artwork. Assisting with photographing artworks. Helping with display. Rearranging Assisting with art shows if necessary. Divesting materials of necessary

Benefits: Experience working with a professional artist. Becoming acquainted with the various aspects of what is involved with running an art studio. Networking with business contacts

Ongoing - Varied hours

Contact:

Claire Jeanine Satin
clairesatin@Gmail.com

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COME USHER AND VOLUNTEER WITH MIAMI LIGHT PROJECT! - MIAMI LIGHT PROJECT

The Light Box at the Goldman Warehouse

404 NW 26th Street Miami, FL 33127 view map

Description: Help us with box office and front of house procedures during performances.

Benefits: Help us out before the show then stay and watch the show, on us!

Ongoing - Varies

Contact:

Monique Alfonso, Box Office Manager
monique @miamilightproject.com

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ARTS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN DORAL - ART INDUSTRY MOVEMENT

ConcreteSpace Gallery

3400 NW 78th Ave. Doral, FL 33122 view map

Description: Our mission is to spread an appreciation for contemporary art throughout areas of industry. We are sparking a movement that associates spaces of industry to those with artistic purpose, making a direct connection between technology, manufacturing, and urbanization, to art in the 21st century. VOLUNTEER ROLES • Photographer/Videographer • Social Media & Marketing Coordinator • Gallery Assistant • Copywriter • Graphic Designer • Events Coordinator • Community Ambassador

Benefits: • Flexible schedule • Opportunity to meet artists • Receive volunteer hours

Ongoing -

Contact:

Maria Biancardi
artindustrymovement@gmail.com

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VIDEO PRODUCTION / EDITING - ARTS & BUSINESS COUNCIL MIAMI

Arts and Business Council of Miami

1637 Calle Ocho, Ste. 212, Miami FL view map

Description: The Arts & Business Council needs help editing and polishing video vignettes for social media sharing. We've collected the videos and now we need your expertise in making them shine! These videos will be used on our social media as well as our website.

Benefits: We'll credit the video production/editing to you and share your information with our audience. This is a great way to build exposure and show off your awesome skills.

Sep 4th

Contact:

Laura Bruney
laura@artsbizmiami.org

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EXHIBITION ASSISTANT - THE ARTFUL EXPERIENCE

Artist at the Falls

12974 sw 89th Ave, Miami view map

Description: The volunteer will learn how to set up and install artwork at a large scale event during Art Basel. They will be an assistant in running exhibit.

Benefits: The volunteer will learn how to run an art business, set up art exhibit and marketing skills. They will receive a shirt for promoting.

Ongoing -

Contact:

Leah Guzman
hello@leahguzman.com

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UP! MUSIC VOLUNTEER - UP! MUSIC AND ACHIEVE MIAMI

Various Elementary School Sites

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Description: Our program relies on dedicated volunteers to come in and engage our elementary students in piano, voice, percussion, recorders, wind instruments, and more! No experience in music required. Volunteers with UP! Music attend their designated site once or twice a week: Earlington Heights Elementary- 4750 NW 22nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142 Frederick Douglass Elementary- 314 NW 12TH STREET, MIAMI, FL 33136 Jesse J. McCrary Elementary- 514 NW 77th St, Miami, FL 33150

Benefits: Volunteers will further their leadership skills and work with other peers from across Miami. Volunteers will work alongside a leadership team and get a behind-the-scenes look at running a school-based program. Volunteers will also learn introductory music theory and composition.

Ongoing - 3pm-5:30pm

Contact:

Trevor Ditzler
Trevorditzler@achievemiami.org

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PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL - MIAMI YOUNG ADULT CHRISTIAN THEATRE

Myact Dance Studio

20468 South Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay Fl 33189 view map

Description: Miami Young Adult Christian Theater is seeking a Public Relations Professional to assist with event promotion. Volunteers will only be asked to donate 30 minutes of their time per week to assist with updating the MYACT website, reaching out to existing and new clients as well as business partners, and promotion of our summer concert at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.

Benefits: Volunteers will be given free access to all classes as well as backstage access and reserved seating to for all performances.

Ongoing - 30 minutes per week

Contact:

Dwight Thompson
Myactdance@gmail.com

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BEETHOVEN ON THE BEACH FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS- MARCH 9, 10 & 11 - ORCHESTRA MIAMI

March 9 @ Pinecrest Gardens (11000 SW 57 Ave); March 10 at North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave) and March 11 at Gateway Park (151 SIB Boulevard)

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Description: Orchestra Miami is seeking friendly people to pass out programs, pass out and collect surveys and accept donations at the gate at our annual Beethoven on the Beach free outdoor concerts. There are three concerts: Friday, March 9th, 8 PM @ Pinecrest Gardens (11000 SW 57 Ave); Saturday, March 10th, 8 PM at North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave) and Sunday, March 11th, 6 PM at Gateway Park (151 SIB Boulevard). Free parking at all venues. Note that these are outdoor concerts, so if you love classical music and enjoy being outdoors, this is perfect for you!

Benefits: You get to hear a wonderful concert, and will earn our eternal gratitude!

Ongoing - 7:00-9:00 PM on March 9/10; 5:00- 7:00 on March 11

Contact:

Elaine Rinaldi
erinaldi@orchestramiami.org

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MARKETING AND PR ASSISTANT - ORCHESTRA MIAMI

Pinecrest Gardens and many others

11000 SW 57 Avenue- but this is a work from home position view map

Description: Orchestra Miami is seeking a curious-minded, energetic individual to help us with our marketing and PR efforts. Orchestra Miami maintains an active Facebook page, but our Twitter and Instagram languish from neglect. Forget about Yelp, Snapchat or anything else! We would welcome someone with some tech savvy and knowledge of the 21rst century to help us let Miami know about our incredible, unique offerings.

Benefits: The opportunity to help one of Miami's hidden jewels with a loyal audience base, the opportunity to expand your portfolio and put your mark on a great PR campaign and the opportunity to truly help!! Do we sound desperate? That's probably because we are.... :-)

Jan 2nd - Jun 01st

Contact:

Elaine Rinaldi
erinaldi@orchestramiami.org

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PERFORMANCE SCOUT/MARKETING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - MOSAIC DANCE PROJECT

Mosaic Dance Project

12360 SW 127th Avenue Miami Florida 33186 view map

Description: Seeking motivated individuals passionate about the arts and bringing dance to underserved areas of Miami. Need assistance searching for Florida dance festivals, private events, schools, community centers, and venues for master classes, workshops, and performances. We need 30 minutes of your time per week (very flexible on this) to brief and set goals, the rest is up to you!

Benefits: Backstage access to all stage performances, free tickets to all ticketed events, experience in various areas of the nonprofit sphere, and entry level position into a burgeoning arts organization set to expand greatly in the coming years.

Ongoing -

Contact:

Steven Isicoff
mosaicdanceproject@gmail.com

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COME JOIN A CLASSICAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE AT NEW WORLD SYMPHONY - NEW WORLD SYMPHONY; ORCHESTRAL ACADEMY

New World Symphony

500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 view map

Description: Are you energetic? Do you love being part of a team? Do you love classical music? Come be a part of magical experiences that include world-renowned artists, dazzling concerts and the sweeping shapes of Frank Gehry, all in the heart of Miami Beach. Support the arts by sharing your time and energy as volunteers, guides and in many other areas. Make new friends, learn about classical music and gain the satisfaction of helping where you are needed. Come be a part of the New World Symphony Volunteer Corps for the 2017-18 Season! Positions available include: 1. Tour Docent – guiding small tours through the New World Center 2. Usher – assisting guests to their seats and handing out programs 3. Ticket Taker – scanning tickets at the doors before a performance 4. Lobby Ambassador – greeting guests and handing out programs before a performance and during intermission.

Benefits: As a benefit to all volunteers, we invite our volunteers to take a vacant seat in the performance hall to enjoy the performance or event. There is a 10-hour minimum amount of hours required to volunteer in a season.

Ongoing -

Contact:

Richard Brown
richard.brown@nws.edu

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MIAMI SHORTS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR MONTHLY SCREENINGS - MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Cinepolis Theater Cocowalk

3015 Grand Ave, Coconut Grove, FL 33133 view map

Description: Miami short Film Festival is a film festival based in Miami, Florida that features short films of 20-minutes or less each. A growing movement to exhibit and expand the art form of short film making providing a venue to build community around the arts. We are seeking motivated young professionals (preferrably ages 24+) to volunteer at our monthly film screenings. These individuals will be ushering and greeting guests, managing the ticket booth and assisting the film makers. The screenings take place on the last Wednesday of every month between 7 and 10 PM.

Benefits: Volunteering for the Miami short Film Festival is a great opportunity for you to help support our mission of bringing the best representation of the short films genre to Miami and at the same time be part of an exiting organization that promote the cultural scene and is working to enriching our community."

Ongoing - Last Wednesday of Every Month 7:00-10:00 PM

Contact:

William Vela
william@miamishortfilmfestival.com

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VIERNES CULTURALES SEEKING PR & MARKETING COORDINATOR - VIERNES CULTURALES

Viernes Culturales Art Festival

1637 SW 8th St, Miami Fl 33135 view map

Description: Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays), Inc. is a nonprofit organization which coordinates the popular Viernes Culturales art, music and culture festival. Our events are held on the last Friday of every month in the heart of Little Havana, on Calle Ocho between 13th and 17th Avenues, from 7-11 pm. We are seeking a Public Relations professional to update our calendar of events and art gallery invitations.

Benefits: A chance to get up close and personal with Little Havana's art scene including artists and special events. Tickets to art walks and Viernes special events.

Ongoing - Flexible between 10 - 4 pm

Contact:

Pati Vargas
culturalfridays@gmail.com

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VIERNES CULTURALES SEEKING ACCOUNTANT - VIERNES CULTURALES ART FESTIVAL

Viernes Culturales Art Festival

1637 SW 8 th St view map

Description: Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays), Inc. is a nonprofit organization which coordinates the popular Viernes Culturales art, music and culture festival. Our events are held on the last Friday of every month in the heart of Little Havana, on Calle Ocho between 13th and 17th Avenues, from 7-11 pm. We are in need of an accounting professional to volunteer their services. Duties would include basic upkeep of our quick books program as well as the creation of loss reports and statistical charts.

Benefits: A chance to get up close and personal with Little Havana's art scene including artists and special events. Tickets to art walks and Viernes special events. \

Ongoing - Flexible between 10 am - 4 pm

Contact:

Pati Vargas
culturalfridays@gmail.com

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