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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.


LINKEDIN BUSINESS PAGE EXPERT - ARTS & BUSINESS COUNCIL OF MIAMI

Arts and Business Council of Miami

1637 Calle Ocho, Suite 212 view map

Description: Are you a LinkedIn guru? The Arts & Business Council is looking to amp up our presence on LinkedIn and we need your help! We would like a little volunteer support in updating our business page and posting regular updates and posts as needed.

Benefits: Become part of the ABC Volunteer Team and get connected to Miami's arts community. Receive invitations to ABC events and networkers, and receive credit for your work with us in referrals and recommendations.

Ongoing -

Contact:

Jean
jean@artsbizmiami.org

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BUSKERFEST MIAMI STREET PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL 2018 - BUSKERFEST MIAMI

Downtown Miami

301 North Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Florida 33132 view map

Description: Station Volunteers: Shifts available 3:30PM – 8:30PM day of festival Keep areas of egress clear Direct people to performance areas Be familiar with performer schedule and keep things on track Be ready to assist as needed in making way for performers, etc. Hand out Passports to attendees Explain to attendees the purpose of the Passport Place sticker on attendees’ passports in appropriate circles Encourage people to explore the other stops, local businesses and to stick around for the FREE concert! Have fun! Headquarters Volunteers: Shifts available 3:30 PM – 9:30 PM day of festival Check-in volunteers; hand-out volunteer packs, schedules and location assignments Able to answer questions about festival, discounts, schedules, etc. Accept donations for T-shirts, posters and other Buskerfest swag Encourage people to explore the stops, local businesses and to stick around for the FREE concert! Have fun!

Benefits: Volunteers are what keep the Buskerfest Miami heart pumping. We are always in need of thoughtful individuals who enjoy live concert production and love community building. Volunteers get to work directly with the performers, are entitled to awesome Buskerfest Miami swag and are invited to special Buskerfest Family events.

Dec 14th - 3:00pm-10:00pm

Contact:

Kathleen Topham
volunteer@buskerfestmiami.com

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MIAMI INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA

Coral Gables Art Cinema

260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 view map

Description: The Coral Gables Art Cinema is seeking volunteers willing to act as ambassadors to the 6th Annual Miami International Children's Film Festival being held from Thursday, November 1st through Sunday, November 4th 2018 at the Cinema. Volunteers will be asked to serve as ushers, checking tickets, escorting guests to their seats, answering basic general inquiries regarding the festival, helping to serve finger food at the reception, etc. The Save-the-Date above was printed before we added on an extra day but the correct dates are Nov 1 - 4.

Benefits: Volunteers can receive the following benefits: -Free admission to MICFF film screenings after their shift -Free popcorn and fountain drinks -Community service hours

Nov 1st - Nov 04th

Contact:

Elizabeth Dedios
info@gablescinema.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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VOLUNTEER - BALLET FLAMENCO LA ROSA, INC.

Ballet Flamenco La Rosa Studios

74 NE 150 St view map

Description: We are looking for motivated individuals who are passionate about the arts to help us establish our new studios and programming. Support needed for our Dance, Music and Theatre classes and season of professional performances including marketing, administrative assistance, bookkeeping, telemarketing, photography/film editing and archives, organizing the facility and office and backstage assistance.

Benefits: We will provide complementary tickets to our events, discounts in classes and experience in many areas of the non-profit world.

Sep 1st - Dec 31st - TBD

Contact:

Ilisa Rosal
rosalpanmiami@aol.com

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2018 MIAMI BOOK FAIR - MIAMI BOOK FAIR AT MIAMI DADE COLLEGE

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

300 NE 2 Avneue view map

Description: Each year, we open our doors to thousands of devoted and enthusiastic volunteers for assistance in various capacities. And it’s that time again! The 35th edition of the nation’s largest and finest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College, will take place November 11-18, at the college’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The famed Street Fair runs Friday, November 16, through Sunday, November 18, and will host close to 600 presenting authors, as well as 200 exhibitors from around the world. There are many exciting events and opportunities that you can be a part of at the 2018 Miami Book Fair. Your support as a volunteer is essential to the success of the Fair! Volunteer opportunities exist in the areas of: • Office Support • Author Services • Ushers • Children’s Alley • Author Escort • The Porch • Hospitality • Friends of the Fair • Sponsor Relations • and many more! Visit www.miamibookfair.com for more information!

Benefits: We expect hard work and a positive attitude. In return, our volunteers gain incomparable experience at the highest level, the chance to rub elbows with some of today’s literary giants, and the opportunity not only to give back to the community, but to make history, as well!

Nov 11th - Nov 18th - 10am-7pm

Contact:

Stephanie Farokhnia
sfarokh1@mdc.edu

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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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LECTURE SERIES EVENT VOLUNTEER - CULTURAL COUNCIL OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

Play with your Food Satuday Lecture Series

601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460 view map

Description: Assist Curator with setting up and taking down room arrangement for Saturday Lecture Series based on our main Exhibit, Play With Your Food. Saturdays in September and October, starting 9/15. Saturday event on 10/20 time required is 1 pm to 4 pm. Sign up by contacting hhhood@palmbeachculture.com

Benefits: Free admission to lecture presented by artists participating in our exhibit. Shades of Culture T-Shirt and sunglasses.

Sep 15th - Oct 27th - 2 pm to 5 pm

Contact:

Helen Hood
hhhood@palmbeachculture.com

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EVENTS PROMOTION - WE ARE LOOKING FOR 2 VOLUNTEERS (BILINGUAL:SPANISH-ENGLISH) - INSTITUTO DE CULTURA PERUANA, INC.

14840 Naranja Lakes Blvd 2H. Homestead, FL 33032

14840 Naranja Lakes Blvd 2H. Homestead, FL 33032 view map

Description: We host events related to literature, folklore, gastronomy, art and more to promote the Peruvian culture. The volunteers will assist us in promoting our events. We are looking for 2 volunteers (bilingual:Spanish-English).

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

Sep 1st - Dec 31st

Contact:

Ricardo Calderon
ricardo_calderon@juno.com

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UP! MUSIC VOLUNTEER - UP! MUSIC AND ACHIEVE MIAMI

Various Elementary School Sites

See details in description below. view map

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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