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January Volunteer Opportunities!

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.




Gallery Clean Up Project

January 17-18, Friday- Saturday

Volunteer Shift: 12pm-6pm

Details: Galeria de la Raza The week of January 6, Galeria is starting a project to kick off the third step in our remodel! The 8-11th are going to be dedicated to cleaning out the back area of Studio 24 to convert it into a workspace for our future Artists in Residency program.

We need help hauling all of the stuff out into the main gallery space, which will be empty, and sorting everything into its corresponding places. We will be sorting into distinct piles. Afterwards, we will be putting everything back into its proper place and getting rid of everything else that isn’t needed! Please keep in mind some lifting will be required, and to please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Need: 4-10 volunteers per day





Friday, January 17

Volunteer shift: 12pm-6pm

Event: Yolanda Lopez Garage Sale Prep


Details: Galería is pleased to present its collaboration with legendary artist Yolanda Lopez on a garage sale to help her clear and raise some funds. Tasks this day will be to help Yolanda and her son Rio unload, sort, organize and price items for the sale occurring the next day.

Need: 2 volunteers


Saturday, January 18

Volunteer shift: 9am-5pm

Event: Yolanda/Rio Lopez Garage Sale


Details: Galería de la Raza will be hosting a garage sale for community activists and artists Yolanda and Rio Lopez. Help this day will be needed in posting signs, helping potential customers, assisting in completing transactions and clean up at the end of the day with unsold items.

Need: 2-3 volunteers


Sunday, January 25

Volunteer shift: 6pm-10:30pm

Event: La Pocha: Special Performance by Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Details: Come join Galeria for a special performance from group La Pocha Nostra of their current projects and themes. Guillermo Gómez-Peña is a performance artist, writer, activist, radical pedagogue and director of the performance troupe La Pocha Nostra. Born in Mexico City, he moved to the US in 1978. His performance work and 10 books have contributed to the debates on cultural diversity, border culture and US-Mexico relations. 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

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