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Volunteer Opportunities in the Arts

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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.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LITTLE REVOLT'S MIDSUMMER SHAKESFESTIVAL - LITTLE REVOLT

Held at The Curtiss Mansion

500 Deer Run Miami Springs FL 33166 view map

Description: Little Revolt, a Miami nonprofit theater organization, is seeking friendly people to pass out programs and help with other activities at our family Midsummer ShakesFestival. The event is Sunday afternoon, July 22, 2018 at the Curtiss Mansion in Miami Springs. Volunteer activities will include helping with Nerf Archery, the Teddy Bear Toss, The Fairy Garden, art activities, as well as handing out programs and other duties. The events will be held both outdoors and indoors. This is a family event; attendees will be children and adults of all ages. For more infomation about the event, visit our web site.

Benefits: Party Like It's 1599! You'll have fun, learn about Shakespeare, see the beautiful Curtiss Mansion, and enjoy that wonderful feeling knowing you are giving back to the community. We also offer free parking.

Jul 22nd - 12:30 - 5:30 pm

Contact:

Sam Chesser
info@littlerevolt.org

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GRANT WRITING - MIND&MELODY

Virtual Opportunity

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Description: Mind&Melody is a nonprofit organization implementing interactive music programs at healthcare facilities for individuals experiencing Alzheimer's. If you want to be part of carrying out this mission and are excited about helping people through music, this grant writing opportunity was made for you! You will be able to use your research skills to identify funding sources and help Mind&Melody expand further across Florida! We are looking for volunteers to help us with the following tasks: Identify and define funding sources Research and database creation of public and private grant opportunities Develop and write grant applications

Benefits: Volunteer Hours Recommendation Letter College Credit

May 7th - Jul 31st - 5/hrs per week

Contact:

Cristina
cristina@mindandmelody.org

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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. Please note, that these are outdoor concerts, so if you do not enjoy being outdoors, this is not 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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CODERS NEEDED FOR WEBSITE REVAMPING - ARTS AND BUSINESS COUNCIL OF MIAMI

Online

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Description: The Arts & Business Council of Miami oversees five signature programs that we have established to strengthen Miami's Creative Ecosystem. One of these programs is called Arts Board Match. This website matches potential board members with organizations who are searching for fresh talent to fill spaces in their board of directors. We are seeking a professional who can assist us with the efficiency of our site to make it a more effective tool for our consumers. For more information on the site's platform and specific details on our needs please feel free to contact us.

Benefits: Share your skills and make a difference in the arts community. Be an Arts Insider. Networking and visibility opportunities.

Ongoing - Flexible

Contact:

Elisa Trujillo
elisa@artsbizmiami.org

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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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