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Available Volunteer Opportunities, October 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 volunteer@galeriadelaraza.org 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, September 2013

ONGOING

Sugar Skulls Workshop Program

October 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, and November 1, 2

Volunteer shift: 3:30pm-7:30pm weekdays, 10:45am-4pm weekends

What: Help kids create their sugar skulls

Details: Galería de la Raza is proud to present the Sugar Skulls workshops for the fifth year in a row! Join The Sugar Skull Gallery at Galería de la Raza this fall for a series of sugar skull making, sugar skull decorating, and holiday bazaar for all your Dia de los Muertos needs! Assistance will be needed in set up, hospitality, assisting kids, tabling and clean up during this event. Volunteers are invited to commit for just one session or for a series of dates.

Need: 2-3 volunteers each day



EVENTS

Saturday, October 5

Volunteer shift: 5pm-9pm

Event: Sugar Skulls Workshop opener

Details: Galería de la Raza is proud to present for the Sugar Skulls workshops! Join The Sugar Skull Gallery Opening at Galería de la Raza this fall for a series of sugar skull making and decorating. Workshops are for a small fee and include all materials and decorating supplies. Assistance in event production will be needed in set up, hospitality, tabling and clean up during this event. At the opener, the event will coincide with our Oscar Cisneros opening and October MAPP in the main gallery.

Need: 2-3 volunteers

 

Saturday, October 5

Volunteer shift: 6pm-10pm

Event: Studio 24 Presents Oscar Cisneros Opener/MAPP

Details: Born and raised in Oakland, Oscar is a self-taught artist who grew being inspired by Traditional Mexican Folk Art as well as traditional, graffiti, and Chicano art, just to name a few. In 2007, he opened a shop specializing in Mexican Folk Art with his family called Tu Tienda Azteca. Since opening the shop, Oscar has been able to travel more often to Mexico, picking up new styles/techniques from many Artisanos, as well as find great materials to work with and and incorporate into his own art. This event will correspond to this month’s MAPP (Mission Arts Performance Project). Assistance in event production will be needed in set up, hospitality, tabling and clean up during this event.

Need: 2-3 volunteers

 

Friday, October 18

Volunteer shift: 6pm-11pm

Event: Lunada Open Mic night

Details: Lunada's October lineup is popping with talent, to usher in our 14th year as the Bay Area's only full moon bilingual literary ritual and performance gathering. Featured October artists include Umi Vaughan and Rico Pabon. Hosted by Luanda series curator, Sandra Garcia Rivera, the Open Mic is a lunar literary buffet where veterans, first timers and musicians are always welcome to feast. Assistance in event production will be needed in setting up, hospitality and tabling areas, as well as photographing attendees and clean up after the event.

Need: 2-3 volunteers

 

Saturday, October 26

Volunteer shift: 12:30pm-4:30pm

Event: Galería presents Revolutionary Women of Color Reading Event

Details: Galería is proud to present the Revolutionary Women of Color Reading events, part of a symposium including a workshop, performances, poetry reading and fundraisers. Assistance in event production will be needed in setting up, hospitality and tabling areas, as well as photographing attendees and clean up after the event.

Need: 2-3 volunteers

AND IN NOVEMBER...

Saturday, November 2

Volunteer Shifts: two events

Event: Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos is just around the corner! Galeria de la Raza is in need of many volunteers for this busy day! We have a variety of activities planned and two different types of position to be filled:

1. Artist Booth/Sidewalk Support:

Shift: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Assist the artist vendors by keeping the area directly in front of the Galeria clear. Assist vednors with minor needs and keep foot traffic moving. Enjoy people watching and the environment of Dia de los Muertos from the front line!

Need: 10-15 volunteers

2. Cabaret Event

Shift: 7:30pm-11:30pm

Galeria presents Cabaret, a night celebrating the spirit of Dia de los Muertos, including live performances, dancing and costumes. Assist in set up, ticketing, bartending, and clean up. Produce a smooth transition from Artist vending activities, the VIP entrance at 8pm and general admission at 9pm.

Need: 5-10 volunteers

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