Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities with Doing Art Together

Click on opportunities below to learn more:

 In the classroom:

            Teaching Artist Assistants

            Arts Professionals/Career Guest Lecturers

            Bilingual Translator

In the office - out and about:

            Development Person

            Donation Coordinator

            Advertising/Graphic Artist

            Public Relations/Publicity Coordinator

            Data Analyst for Surveys, etc.

Leadership:

            Volunteer Team Leader

            Doing Art Together Associates Event Coordinator

Events:

            Assist with Tasks at the Annual Benefit

            Assist with Installation of Exhibitions/Gallery

            Chaperone Field Trips

 

If you are interested in learning more or signing up please contact Elleza Kelley at (212) 245-8134 and/or by e-mail:  elleza@doingarttogether.org

 

 

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Teaching Artist Assistants

 

  • Assist Teaching Artists with set up, breakdown and clean up for an art workshop
  • Help assemble exhibitions; provide language translation (if possible and necessary)
  • Manage the evaluation process; accompany class on field trips/museum trips
  • Assist with coordination and management of participants

 

Arts Professionals/Career Guest Lecturers

 

  • Speak to the students about his/her career; the education and skills acquired
  • Describe daily activities and responsibilities
  • Hold open discussion with students regarding opportunities in his/her arts field

 

Bilingual Translator

 

  • Assist Teaching Artist with language translation for demonstrations and instructions  
  • Recruit and engage non-English speaking parents as volunteers
  • Provide written translation for marketing materials, evaluations, questionnaires, reflections, etc

 

Development Person

 

  • Learn about the work of Doing Art Together and becoming familiar with programs
  • Assist with proposals currently underway by adding requested information such as annual audit, board list, mission statement, organizational budgets, publications, photographs, etc
  • Help to develop a proposal program budget
  • Research to identify new potential funders
  • Write compelling proposals
  • Rewrite/write proposals tailored to specific stated interests of the foundation or corporation—i.e. early childhood education, GED students, etc.
  • Track and maintain of our present funders, i.e. keeping a calendar of due dates, submitting proposals, writing thank you letters for grants received, interim reports and final reports to funders
  • Help to develop a strategic plan and cultivate individual donors
  • Cultivate corporate and foundation and individual connections by setting up meetings
  • Set-up observation of a program
  • Develop human interest stories to connect people with our program
  • Show how art impacts the lives of students.

 

Donation Coordinator

  • Reach out to galleries, cultural institutions and restaurants for in-kind donations and event space
  • Coordinate other volunteers in collecting donations.

 

Advertising/Graphic Artist

  • Develop Doing Art Together marketing material, i.e. brochures, flyers
  • Contribute fresh marketing ideas to reach DAT’s targeted populations for volunteers and donors
  • Assist with appropriate logo marketing
  • Assist in securing affordable printing options

 

Public Relations/Publicity Coordinator 

  • Establish a publicity contact network for DAT
  • Leverage current relationships to create exposure for DAT
  • Provide guidance for maintaining DAT’s public presence

 

Data Analyst for Surveys, etc.

  • Provide analysis of data collected from evaluations of programs
  • Assist with data from surveys, observations and interviews

 

Volunteer Team Leader

  • Assist DAT staff with the training and management of volunteers for a specific project/art workshop
  • Operate as the volunteer contact person for a project and the liaison between DAT staff and volunteers
  • Assist DAT with the overall execution of a project.

 

Doing Art Together Associates Event Coordinator

Doing Art Together Associates (DATA) is a membership group of dynamic and active adults ranging in age from 20 to 40+. DATA members gather for monthly social event s such as gallery openings, artist studio visits, performances, film screenings, and DAT class exhibitions. DAT is seeking a coordinator to work with DATA’s chairperson to schedule and plan events, research locations, recruit donations, etc.

 

Assist with Tasks at the Annual Benefit

  • Assist with the many tasks associated with putting on the Annual Benefit including assisting on the day of the event  and at the event itself.
  • Assist with Installation of Exhibitions/Gallery
  • Doing Art Together has several installations of art work each year. This volunteer assignment would be for assistance in setting up and tearing down the installation(s) and providing assistance at the time of the exhibitions.

 

 

Chaperone Field Trips

Many hands are needed on field trips to museums, gallerys, etc. Volunteers are greatly appreciated!

 

 

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