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Cause - Arts & Culture

“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” -Chuck Klosterman

 

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3D Printer Volunteer

The Dobbs Ferry Public Library is looking for local volunteers who are interested and experienced in 3D printing to help with its 3D printer and share knowledge with others in the Dobbs Ferry community. Familiarity with Tinkercad, CURA, or Lulzbot is especially helpful!

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Through12/31/20

Board Members

We're looking for board members and other volunteers who have a love of music; experience and skills in any combination of finance, development, grant writing, and planned giving; and who are willing to make a personal donation and fundraise from others. Board members usually attend concerts (three in the fall and three in the spring) and board meetings before and after concerts (approximately 10 per year). Applicants should be able to work collaboratively with a diverse team of committed people who are excited about both sustaining and expanding Friends of Music Concerts' reach into the future.

Sleepy Hollow, NY

Through4/30/20

Arts Ambassador

Arts Westchester Arts Ambassadors Arts Ambassadors are community volunteers who value the arts and understand the role the arts play in improving education, enriching lives, and building communities. Above and beyond the specific activities they undertake, the volunteers are truly ambassadors for ArtsWestchester, helping the general public better understand what ArtsWestchester does and its impact in the county. As a Field Representative ArtsWestchester provides financial support to cultural organizations—large and small—throughout the county, presents exhibitions and events at its building, and brings artists into schools, community sites and social service agencies. As an Arts Ambassador you may:  Visit programs funded by Arts Westchester -- artist residencies, classes, concerts, events,exhibitions, instructional programs, performances, and workshops  Document and report experience to Arts Westchester Ambassador Coordinator to be evaluated by program staff. Through these documented visits, Arts Ambassadors supply the staff with information and insights to make a compelling case to funders and potential funders.

White Plains, NY

Through6/4/20

Docent

Volunteers needed to be Museum docents. Potential docents will attend weekly Monday morning training programs in museum education theory and practice, as well as intensives that run 2 days in January and 4 days in June, after which they are observed and may join experienced docents on a day of the week of their choice (Tuesday through Friday) to conduct tours. In addition to working weekly with school groups, there are opportunities to give tours to adults and senior citizens. All docents receive required ongoing training on Mondays and other opportunities for lifelong learning, including reciprocal entry to many other museums. New annual docent class forms in the fall (with an informational Open House in October) and begins in January. Activity Type: Mentor/teacher/tutor, Working with clients.

Yonkers, NY

Through6/4/20

Podcast Producer

The Hudson Valley Singers are a non-audition, local amateur chorus of singers from a variety of backgrounds and with varying degrees of proficiency. The group's mission is to promote and enable the performance and enjoyment of classical choral music as well as provide amateur singers an opportunity to perform in a large chorus under professional conditions, music direction, and accompaniment. The group has performed in everything from Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion and Mozart’s Requiem to King Lilly of the Valley and Carmina Burana. The Singers have performed in English, German, French, Italian, Latin, Polish, Russian, Yiddish and Portuguese. In addition to many churches in Westchester, the group has performed in St. Paul’s Cathedral and Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, in Costa Rica and Budapest, and in Elmsford at the Captain Lawrence Brewery. The Hudson Valley Singers would like to start producing short podcasts featuring interviews with its director, Eu Sirotkine, and other members of the chorus, guest soloists, and musicians on various topics of interest to the community. The volunteer Podcast Producer would coordinate with the HVS President and Board and would have a wide range of responsibilities, as well as considerable artistic freedom to complete this project.

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Through12/31/19

Instrumental Music or Art Teacher

Songcatchers' After-School Music Program offers lessons on musical instruments to children ages 7-13, many of whom cannot afford private lessons. The children are taught by high school, college, and community volunteers. The volunteers themselves are mentored by a professional musician and music educator who serves as a resource and a guide in their teaching. Training includes an informal interview, orientation sessions, and ongoing meetings and training throughout the year. Proficiency on the instrument and ability to read music is required. Consistent attendance from October through early June is also expected. Volunteer requests are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. The class schedule is below. Most volunteers come once a week as their schedule permits. All times below include: Circle Time, a time for snacks, group games, and community-building; a 45-minute lesson; and Performance Time, when the children perform for each other and learn to be a respectful audience. Class schedule: Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m.: Saxophone, Piano, Guitar, Trumpet Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m.: Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m.: Piano, Violin, Cello Fridays, 4-5:30 p.m.: Piano, Drums Saturdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m.: Piano, Violin, Guitar Saturdays, 10:15-11:45 a.m.: Piano, Violin, Guitar, Art

New Rochelle, NY

Through8/31/20

Publicity Volunteer

The mission of the Chaminade Music Club of Yonkers is to support chamber music and offer encouragement to young musicians to study music. The Chaminade Music Club is looking for volunteers and new board members to help carry out its mission. Volunteers are needed to send out public service announcements about the concerts; they must be computer literate and own a computer they can use to email Chaminade Concert publicity to the media.

Tarrytown, NY

Through6/1/20

Bookkeeper

The Westchester Philharmonic is seeking a bookkeeper to help handle accounts receivable and accounts payable, payrolls, and quarterly federal and state filings once per week. Some work can be performed remotely. The bookkeeper would use Quickbooks Non-Profit.

White Plains, NY

Through7/5/21

Children's Art Program Co-Leader

Abbott House is seeking a friendly, creative, energetic volunteer (or two) who can help plan and organize fun arts and crafts activities for the unaccompanied minors in its Transitional Resources for Children (TRC) Program. This program is held every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and consists of set up, implementing the activity, and cleaning up the space. Arts and crafts are a great therapeutic outlet for children who suffer trauma, and those who love arts and crafts, can commit to a weekly program, and want to make a meaningful difference in a child’s life are encouraged to volunteer! The volunteer(s) will have the following responsibilities: Coordinate with the Development Department and work closely with the Lead Program Volunteer to plan, research, and organize a monthly calendar of arts and crafts activities, as well as a supply budget. Secure donated supplies or purchase supplies based on budget and submit receipts for reimbursement as needed. Help maintain an inventory of supplies and keep the art closet organized. Make a strong commitment to volunteer at the program every Tuesday evening. Arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the program to help set up (stay 30 minutes after to coordinate clean up). Help explain the project to the kids, provide assistance, and engage with them. Manage student volunteers and other adult volunteers who sign up to assist on Tuesday evenings (ensure they are helping with set up/clean up, make sure they stay engaged, and are contributing toward the success of the program). Encourage, praise, and chat with the children from Abbott House. Bilingual (Spanish and English) skills preferred, but not required. Therapeutic art experience a plus! NY State and Abbott House mandates full-clearance vetting to meet the requirements of this position.

Irvington, NY

Through12/31/20

Intergenerational Choir Program Mentor

Help promote the love of music and needs of students in elementary schools! Training involves attending choir rehearsals and the time commitment is once per week.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through12/31/20