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 Creative Cube Coordinator.
Current Volunteer Opportunities

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, September 13 - December 6 (No class October 4, November 22)

Class Time: 4:15 - 5:00PM

Volunteer Time: 4:00 - 5:15PM

Location: ACT Studio​

 

Assist our adult students as they learn to play ukulele in this brand new ukulele group. Ukuleles provided and no prior experience needed.

ACT Ukulele Club

When: Mondays, September 13 - December 6 (No class October 4, November 22)

Class Time: 5:15 - 6:15PM

Volunteer Time: 5:00 - 6:30PM

Location: ACT Studio​

 

Help adult students in our famous drum troupe, the ACTion Drummers, as they learn more about technique and collaborative performance. Drums provided and no prior experience needed.

ACTion Drummers

When: Tuesdays, September 14 - November 16 (No class October 5)

Class Time: 5:15 - 6:15PM

Volunteer Time: 5:00 - 6:30PM

Location: ACT Studio

 

Help adult students in this unique movement class that focuses on using American Sign Language to communicate lyrics of a song.

Signing Through Movement

When: Tuesdays, September 14 - November 16 (No class October 5)

Class Time: 6:30 - 7:30PM

Volunteer Time: 6:15 - 7:45PM

Location: ACT Studio

 

Volunteers will assist our adult students as they learn to use polymer clay to make a variety of art pieces.

Polymer Clay Creations

When: September 8, October 13, November 10

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

When: Saturday, September 25

Location: Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation

Event Time: 11:00AM - 2:00PM

Volunteer Time: 10:45AM - 2:15PM

 

Volunteers supporting the Creative Cube at Free Your Superhero Day will help set up, tear down, and share the fun of art making with visitors! This is a great opportunity for volunteer groups.

Creative Cube at Free Your Superhero