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Available Volunteer Opportunities, May 2013

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, May 2013


Gallery Attendant Program

May 1-31, 2013

Volunteer shift: 12pm-6pm

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

Details: Gallery attendants are crucial to the mechanics of running Galería, 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, 12pm-6pm.

Need: 1-2 volunteers per day



Saturday, May 4

Volunteer shift: 6pm-11pm

Event: Exhibition opening reception

Details: Galería will be officially open to the public for our next exhibition “Empujando Tinta,” featuring the work of Bay Area art collective Taller Tupac Amaru, after being closed for a six week renovation. Assistance in event production will be needed in the hospitality and tabling areas during this event, as well as photographing attendees and general maintenance.

Need: 2-3 volunteers


Sunday, May 5

Volunteer shift: 11am-2pm

Event: Baile en la Calle – The Mural Dances

Details: Starting at Brava Theater Center, families and more will be taking a guided walking tour on Cinco de Mayo of the landmark Mission District mural paintings on the lower 24th Street corridor. Five mural sites with live dance performances - from traditional to modern dance - featuring Cuicacalli Dance Company, Epiphany Productions, Loco Bloco, and more, will all be cumulating at Galería. Assistance will be needed in greeting visitors in the main gallery

Need: 2 volunteers


Wednesday, May 15

Volunteer shift: 6pm-9pm

Event: Carnaval San Francisco screen printing & canvassing event, and mandala ceremony, with Nancy Hom and Taller Tupac Amaru

Details: This public program associated with current exhibition “Empujando Tinta” will include a live screen printing demo, a talk between artists Nancy Hom and Jesus Barraza of Taller Tupac Amaru, and a mandela creation and ceremony led by Nancy. Assistance will be needed in event production of assisting artists in production, audience participation, and documentation.

Need: 3-5 volunteers


Friday, May 24

Volunteer shift: 6pm-10:30pm

Event: Lunada Literary Lounge

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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