Volunteer

Whether through one-on-one student help in classes, administrative assistance in the ACT office, or providing direction through one-time events, we are so thankful for our volunteers. See below for our on-going and one-time volunteer opportunities. 

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Volunteering With ACT

Becoming a volunteer with ACT is easy!

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Fill out the Application Form

First, fill out the brief volunteer application form online. Please note that some volunteer placements will require a background check.

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Schedule Volunteer Orientation

An ACT staff member will reach out to you to schedule a volunteer orientation.

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Attend Volunteer Orientation

During orientation, you and the ACT staff member will decide which volunteer area is a good fit for you, based on the interest areas you select in the form.

Questions? Contact our Community Arts Coordinator.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Winter 2022

Weekly, On-Going

One-Time

Volunteer Spotlight

Jenna Dominique 

Jenna first connected with ACT back in January 2014 as a programming intern. Even now that she’s a kindergarten teacher, Jenna still makes time to volunteer with the ACTion drummers! “I’ve continued my involvement with ACT because it is an organization that provides artistic opportunities to students, no matter their abilities, which resonates with me greatly as a teacher. ACT is not just an organization, but a caring community that gives people a sense of belonging, and I feel lucky to be apart of it. I secretly want my own drum set, with dreams of being in a band, after being part of the ACTion drummers for so long!” Thank you Jenna for bringing your positivity and inspiring spirit to the ACTion drummers! 

ACT volunteer Jenna Dominique

When: Mondays, 4:15 - 5:00PM

Volunteer Time: 4:00 - 5:15PM

Location: ACT Studio​

Class dates: 6 weeks - 1/3, 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 *No Class: 1/17. Make Up Date: 2/21

 

Volunteers of ukulele club will join our adult students in discussions about music & life while helping to create a lively learning environment about ukulele basics. No previous ukulele experience necessary.  

ACT Ukulele Club

When: Mondays, 5:15 - 6:15PM

Volunteer Time: 5:00 - 6:30PM

Location: ACT Studio​

Class dates: 10 weeks - 1/3, 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14 *No Class: 1/17

 

Join adult students in learning about rhythm, percussion, music exploration, and having fun! No previous drumming experience necessary. As a volunteer for ACT's drum troupe, you will aid in classroom set-up and facilitation.

ACTion Drummers

When: Tuesdays, 5:15 - 6:15PM

Volunteer Time: 5:00 - 6:30PM

Location: ACT Studio

Class dates: 

16 weeks (program runs through winter and spring)

1/4, 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/10, 5,17, 5/24

*No Class: 1/18, 3/22, 3.29, 4/5, 5/3. Make Up Date: 3/15

 

ACT theatre volunteers will collaborate with adult students, engage in acting exercises, assist in facilitating rehearsals, and help guide the development of a full theatrical performance! Volunteers will help students prepare for the final showcase over the span of 16 weeks alongside the Teaching Artist, Jess Luiz. No previous theatre experience is necessary. 

Put On A Show: Theatre Class

When: January 12, February 9

Class Time: 6:00 - 7:30PM

Volunteer Time: 5:45 - 7:45 PM

Location: ACT Studio

 

Help provide art activities at our monthly drop-in Open Studio!

Open Studio

Current Volunteer Opportunities
Spring 2022

Weekly, On-Going

One-Time

When: Mondays, 4:15 - 5:00PM

Volunteer Time: 4:00 - 5:15PM

Location: ACT Studio​

Class dates: 6 weeks - 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 *No Class: 5/2

 

In this class, adult students will deepen their understanding of the ukulele by learning new chords, strumming patterns, and exploring the elements of music. Volunteers will set-up the studio for class, welcome students into the classroom, and act as support by answering questions and assisting students when needed. No previous ukulele experience is necessary.

ACT Ukulele 101

When: Mondays, 5:15 - 6:15PM

Volunteer Time: 5:00 - 6:30PM

Location: ACT Studio​

Class dates: 6 weeks - 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 *either 5/2 or 5/9 will be cancelled due to ACT Festival Week

 

Join adult students in learning about rhythm, percussion, music exploration, and having fun! No previous drumming experience necessary. As a volunteer for ACT's drum troupe, you will aid in classroom set-up and facilitation.

ACTion Drummers

When: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30PM

Volunteer Time: 6:15 - 7:45PM

Location: ACT Studio

Class dates: 6 weeks - 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 *No Class: 5/3

 

In this class, adult students will learn a variety of dessert decorating techniques, from frosting a perfect cake to decorating an amazing cookie! Volunteers will set out all materials necessary for class and aid in class facilitation. Volunteers will also work with students to create beautiful desserts for the opening night of ACT's theatre production! No previous baking/decorating experience is necessary.

The Art of Desserts

When: Wednesdays, 11AM-12PM

Volunteer Time: 10:45AM - 12:15PM

Location: CARE Ballet (2661 29th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512)

 

Join us at CARE Ballet for an uplifting and contemporary take on creative movement. Volunteers

will join adult students in learning an expressive dance to perform. No previous dance experience is necessary.

Contemporary Movement

When: April 13, June 8

Class Time: 6:00 - 7:30PM

Volunteer Time: 5:45 - 7:45 PM

Location: ACT Studio

 

Help provide art activities at our monthly drop-in Open Studio!

Open Studio