Volunteer for Arts and Culture in Austin, TX

Opportunities to help organizations that promote arts and culture in Austin and its surrounding areas


About SXSW “Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.” https://www.sxsw.com/about/ Volunteer Opportunities All-Conference: May schedule hours on up to two crews. Work all hours around the Austin Convention Center and other official SXSW venues throughout SXSWContinue reading “SXSW”

Texas Book Festival

About Texas Book Festival “The Texas Book Festival (TBF) began with a simple purpose: to bring authors and readers together in a celebration of literature and literacy. Founded in 1995 by Laura Bush (a former librarian and then First Lady of Texas), Mary Margaret Farabee, and a dedicated group of volunteers, the TBF set outContinue reading “Texas Book Festival”

Creative Action

About Creative Action “We believe all Central Texas youth should have access to high-quality, arts-based programming that equips them with critical life skills, which is why we provide safe and supportive learning environments at 85+ schools and community settings throughout our community.” https://creativeaction.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Special events After-school programs: Assist Teaching Artists in the classroomContinue reading “Creative Action”

Imagine Art

About Imagine Art “Imagine Art is a Christian ministry, a 501c3 nonprofit, established in 1996. We operate a creative space where 65+ artists are engaged in our community, accessing 9,500 square feet of studios and galleries.  We offer specialized supports tailored to empower artists with disabilities to create art.  Non-disabled players engage as working artists in our studiosContinue reading “Imagine Art”

SIMS Foundation

About SIMS “SIMS Foundation provides mental health and substance use recovery services for musicians, music industry professionals, and their families to support the well-being of the Austin music community.” https://simsfoundation.org/about-us/ Volunteer Opportunities Help spread the word about SIMS at events, festivals, and club shows Volunteer Requirements Volunteers must be 18 or older. To apply toContinue reading “SIMS Foundation”

Pioneer Farms

About Pioneer Farms “Experience Texas’ colorful past. Six themed historic areas are open for walking tours: an 1841 Tonkawa Encampment, an 1853 Walnut Creek Greenbelt, an 1868 German Emigrant Farm, an 1873 Texian Farm, an 1887 Cotton Planter’s Farm and an 1899 Sprinkle Corner rural village. In each area you can step back in timeContinue reading “Pioneer Farms”

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

About the UMLAUF “The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum exhibits the work of Charles Umlauf, his influences, and other contemporary sculptors in a natural setting, and provides educational experiences that encourage the understanding and appreciation of sculpture.” https://www.umlaufsculpture.org/mission-vision Volunteer Opportunities Visitor Services Special Events Garden Cleanup Docents Volunteer Requirements Submit a volunteer application. To apply toContinue reading “UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum”

Kids in a New Groove

About KING “Kids in a New Groove’s (KING) mission is to provide Central Texas children living in foster care with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through free, weekly, private music instruction. Since 2009, KING has empowered over 700 youth with music mentorship. Children in foster care are a highly vulnerable and underserved population. Having undergoneContinue reading “Kids in a New Groove”

Austin Film Festival

About AFF “Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story.” https://austinfilmfestival.com/about/ Volunteer Opportunities Help with the annual Austin Film Festival & Conference Digital Projectionist Theater Manager Volunteer Requirements Submit a volunteer application. Volunteers receive filmContinue reading “Austin Film Festival”

Harry Ransom Center

About the Ransom Center “The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research center at The University of Texas at Austin. Our extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of some of our finest writers and artists, deepening the understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts.” https://www.hrc.utexas.edu/about/ Volunteer Opportunities DocentContinue reading “Harry Ransom Center”

The Austin Area Heritage Council

About the Heritage Council “The mission of the Austin Area Heritage Council is to encourage interest in all cultures represented in Austin and to celebrate the rich history of Austin. The Heritage Council promotes understanding and respect among all people by creating and supporting multicultural activities as well as highlighting the achievements and talents ofContinue reading “The Austin Area Heritage Council”

The Texas Tribune Festival

About TribFest “Our signature annual event, The Texas Tribune Festival, attracts thousands of attendees to downtown Austin to learn about Texas’ biggest challenges and to engage in thoughtful discussion about their respective solutions. Decision-makers, industry leaders and community activists from near and far come to take part in this three-day event.” https://www.texastribune.org/about/ Volunteer Opportunities TribFest doesContinue reading “The Texas Tribune Festival”

Pecan Street Festival

About PSF “The Pecan Street Festival is a free two-day arts festival held twice yearly in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District. Taking place the first Saturday & Sunday in May and the last Saturday & Sunday in September, the juried festival attracts hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations in a variety ofContinue reading “Pecan Street Festival”

Austin Civic Orchestra

About ACO “The Austin Civic Orchestra (ACO) is a non-profit civic organization that has been around since 1977. The ACO is devoted to bringing high quality music to the community and providing a musical outlet for professional and non-professional musicians alike. The ACO performs six to eight concerts each season, all of which offer programmingContinue reading “Austin Civic Orchestra”

Austin PBS

About Austin PBS “Austin PBS is your neighbor! We are a community-supported, locally-owned PBS station recognized as a valuable partner and a trusted storyteller. Austin PBS serves the community in the areas of education, arts & culture and news & public affairs. We also create engaging content that showcases the people that make Austin unique.” https://austinpbs.org/who-we-are VolunteerContinue reading “Austin PBS”

Lucky Chaos Productions

About Lucky Chaos “​Lucky Chaos produces creative works by Asian Americans as well as other under-represented voices. We work to increase dialogue through live performances, film and digital content, and our education program. Create Art. Create Identity. Create Possibilities. Play On!” https://www.luckychaos.com/ Volunteer Opportunities Running concessions Ushering Working the box office Opening the house VolunteerContinue reading “Lucky Chaos Productions”

Blanton Museum of Art

About the Blanton “​As the primary art collection for the city of Austin, the Blanton Museum of Art is a major resource for the community. With nearly 18,000 works in the collection, the Blanton showcases art from across the ages, from ancient greek pottery to abstract expressionism. With a year-round schedule of traveling exhibitions, artContinue reading “Blanton Museum of Art”

KMFA 89.5 Classical Radio Station

About KMFA 89.5 “KMFA 89.5 is an independent public classical radio station in Austin, TX. KMFA serves approximately 100,000 listeners each week and features locally produced shows like Classical Austin, Early Music Now, and Icons of Broadway, as well as nationally distributed programming from Public Radio International, American Public Media, and National Public Radio.“ https://www.kmfa.org/pages/15-about-us Volunteer Opportunities Office tasksContinue reading “KMFA 89.5 Classical Radio Station”

The Contemporary Austin

About The Contemporary Austin “Showcasing two renowned and architecturally unique locations, The Contemporary Austin brings multidisciplinary exhibitions, engaging programs, and enticing special events to the city’s visual arts landscape.“ https://thecontemporaryaustin.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Special Events: Assist museum staff with exhibition openings, public programs, Museum Day, and other special events. Weekend and evening availability preferred. The ArtContinue reading “The Contemporary Austin”

Six Square

About Six Square “Six Square is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that celebrates and preserves the great arts, culture and history of Central East Austin. Named for the six square miles of the former “negro” district, Six Square is a visionary leader and powerful partner for major projects that preserve, promote, and sustain black arts, historyContinue reading “Six Square”

Pollyanna Theatre Company

About Pollyanna “Our mission is to commission and produce original theatre for young audiences that speaks to the needs, dreams, and imaginations of young people and the child that lives inside each of us. Our productions respect the intelligence of children and offer hope to individuals of all ages. Through mainstage productions for children agesContinue reading “Pollyanna Theatre Company”

Forklift Danceworks

About Forklift Danceworks “Founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Allison Orr, award-winning Austin-based Forklift Danceworks presents innovative performance projects with diverse communities. Developed through collaborations with over 20 different communities so far—including sanitation workers, warehouse employees, and retired Negro League Baseball players—our dances show the skilled movement and tell the often unheard stories of theContinue reading “Forklift Danceworks”


About allgo “allgo celebrates and nurtures vibrant queer people of color communities in Texas and beyond. We do this through cultural arts, wellness, and social justice programming by: supporting artists and artistic expression within our diverse communities; promoting health within a wellness model; and mobilizing and building coalitions among groups marginalized by race/ethnicity, gender/gender identity,Continue reading “Allgo”

Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation

About TMFHF “The Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation is the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational and fundraising organization that supports the development of The Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry, Austin, TX.” https://www.tmfhf.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Greeter/Front Desk Volunteer Gallery Attendants Tour Guide Administrative Volunteer Cataloging/Archive/Research Assistant Volunteer Exhibit Building & Maintenance Special Event Volunteer Volunteer Requirements TMFHF doesContinue reading “Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation”

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