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Volunteer Opportunities @ Galerķa, December 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 Galería, 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, December 2012


Moving Assistance

December 3-6, 2012

Volunteer shift: 1pm-6pm

What: programmic support in main gallery and Studio 24 (Galería’s annex venue)

Details: Now that our big move has been executed over Thanksgiving, it’s time for the fine details! Painting, organizing, decorating, and more are needed to make the new Galería offices feel at home as well as some tidying in the main gallery for the next exhibition.

Need: 1-2 volunteers per day



Gallery Attendant Program

December 7-29, 2012

Volunteer shift: 1pm-6pm

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 chance 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. Gallery attendants are in the main gallery space Tuesday through Saturday, 1pm-6pm.

Need: 1-2 volunteers per day



Thursday, December 6

Volunteer shift: 5pm-9pm

Event: Exhibition opening reception

Details: Galería will be officially open to the public for our next exhibition “Mundo Maya 12:12:12,” featuring the work of local Latin/Mayan youth. Assistance in event production will be needed in the hospitality and tabling areas during this event, as well as photographing attendees and special performances.

Need: 2-3 volunteers


December 8-16

Volunteer shift: various

Event: Gingerbread workshops

Details: The Sugar Skull Workshop joins us once again for a series of workshops celebrating the holiday spirit in the most delicious way possible – gingerbread houses and cookies! Some workshops will be for families, and others will be adults-only. Workshops involve assisting participants with decoration, set-up of the ‘house’ stations, and providing support to the teachers who run these successful classes. Art or craft experience not required; patience is a must.

Need: 1-2 volunteers per date

  • Saturday, December 8: 12pm-6pm volunteer shift (workshop: The Gingerdead, Sugar Skull cookies decorating party)
  • Tuesday, December 11: 6pm-9pm volunteer shift (workshop: Gingerbread Cajita, adults-only night)
  • Saturday, December 15: 12pm-6pm volunteer shift (workshop: Gingerbread House Decorating, as well as a holiday artist bazaar)
  • Sunday, December 16: 12pm-6pm volunteer shift (workshop: Gingerbread House Decorating, as well as a holiday artist bazaar)


December 12-29

Volunteer shift: various

Event: Exhibition public programs

Details: Current exhibition "Mundo Maya 12:12:12" will have several associated public programs to coincide with the visual component of the exhibition. Assist in the event production and education for these events, including attendance logs, photo documentation, and hospitality.

Need: 1-2 volunteers per date

  • Wednesday, December 12: 5:30pm-8:30pm volunteer shift (event: Virgen Ceremonia)
  • Friday, December 21: 5:30pm-8:30pm volunteer shift (event: Mayan calendar ending)
  • Saturday, December 29: 2:30pm-6:30pm volunteer shift (event: Cacao god)


Friday, December 28

Volunteer shift: 6pm-10:30pm

Event: Lunada

Details: Galería'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


Please note that Galería 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!

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