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Volunteer Opportunities @ Galeria, October 2012

Volunteers play a vital role in the heart and soul of our programs, and generous individuals in our communities and beyond - like you - who assist in Galería’s ongoing calendar of events, gallery production, and administrative assistance make a world of difference.

By joining us as a volunteer, you get to experience the organization from both a free and exciting behind-the-scenes viewpoint, as well as interact with a community of arts appreciators!

If you are interested in volunteering at Galeria, please email with what opportunity interests you, subject line “I want to volunteer at ____________” (name of opportunity). Volunteers receive an orientation and walk-through of all gallery venues on their first day of volunteering.


Available Volunteer Opportunities, October 2012 



Gallery Attendant Program

Volunteer shift: 1pm-6pm, Tuesdays-Saturdays

What: programmic support in main gallery and Studio 24 (Galeria's annex venue)

Details: Gallery attendants are crucial to the mechanics of running Galeria, and being a gallery attendant is not only a learning experience, item to include on a resume, and intricate look into how Galería operates - but it is also fun! It is a change to interact with a high volume of people on a daily basis, learn and implement the sale of artwork, and assist in the public programming details of presenting events at a non-profit arts space.

Need: 1-2 volunteers per day



Saturday, October 27

Volunteer shift: 5:30pm-10:30pm

Event: Exhibition opening reception

Details: Galeria will be officially open to the public for our next exhibition featuring the work of Mercedes Dorame. Assistance in event production will be needed in the hospitality and tabling areas during this event.

Need: 2-3 volunteers


Monday, October 29

Volunteer shift: 6pm-10:30pm

Event: Lunada

Details: Galeria's monthly literary series event features both neighborhood and international talent of live poets, performers, musicians, and more. Event production including venue set-up, photo documentation, hospitality, and performer aid is especially needed. No experience required.

Need: 2-3 volunteers


During the month of October/early November

Volunteer shift: varies

What: Sugar Skull Workshop assistance in conjunction with Dia de los Muertos events

Details: Galeria is partnering up with The Sugar Skull Gallery to present skull skull, owl, and other creature-making workshops in our annex venue Studio 24! This tradition is a hands-on, detailed craft, and is one of the most popular activities around Dia de los Muertos. These workshops are for all ages and involve assisting children and adults with decoration, set-up of their skull ‘stations,’ and providing support to the teachers who run these successful classes. No art or decorating experience required, patience is a must.

Need: 1-2 volunteers per date. Workshop help is needed:


  • Thursday, October 25: 2:30pm-6:30pm
  • Friday, October 26: 2:30pm-6:30pm
  • Saturday, October 27: 11am-5pm
  • Sunday, October 28: 11am-5pm
  • Friday, November 2: 5pm-9pm



Please note that Galeria is committed to the flexibility and needs of our volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, but are only able to do part of a shift, we can work with you depending on the day. Email today!



Saturday, October 6

Volunteer shift: 5:30pm-10:30pm

Event: MAPP night & artist talk

Details: Galeria de la Raza is a proud venue for the October edition of the Mission Arts and Performance Project (MAPP), which occurs every first Saturday of even-numbered months. For October, Galeria will be hosting an artist panel including members of the Indigenous Arts Coalition, whose show is the current exhibition at Galeria. Post-panel, the gallery will be open for a reception featuring live music, performances, and refreshments.

Need: 2-4 volunteers


Week of October 15-19 and October 22-26

Volunteer shift: varies

Event: De-installation and installation of exhibition

Details: As one exhibition comes down and another goes up, Galeria is looking for a few good people to assist in the painting, prep, installation, and aesthetic of getting the venue ready for the next exhibition opening October 27. No gallery experience needed.

Need: 1-2 volunteers per day; please email your availability

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