Volunteer for Arts and Culture in Austin, TX

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


SXSW

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”


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