Volunteer

Join our team of volunteers for an inspiring and rewarding experience in the arts. Make a difference in our community by becoming a volunteer at the Firehouse Arts Center.

HARRINGTON GALLERY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

To become a volunteer and sign up for events, follow the directions below under “How to Sign-up for a Performance”. You can also email us. Please include your name, telephone number, email and area of interest.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Harrington Gallery Volunteer

Gallery Coordinator: Julie Finegan, jfinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov or Gallery Assistant Sarah Logan, slogan@cityofpleasantonca.gov

Theater Volunteer

Please contact Volunteer Program Coordinator Bob Elliott, belliott@cityofpleasantonca.gov

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM POLICY

All volunteers must attend an orientation prior to serving. Please arrive promptly at your scheduled gallery shift. If unable to serve, please contact the volunteer program coordinator so staff can contact a suitable substitute volunteer. Contact a FAC staff person in case of any other challenges. We are here to support you.

Attire: Career or professional casual, comfortable shoes.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A PERFORMANCE

Registration links for volunteer positions will be sent to those who have completed a volunteer orientation and created an account on Better Impact. If you have not completed a Volunteer Orientation training, please contact Bob Elliot or Sarah Logan. Once you are approved as a volunteer and registered on the volunteer website, you will be able to view the upcoming events. The next Volunteer Orientation will be Saturday, February 6, 10:00 AM at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave.

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

As representatives of the City of Pleasanton and the Firehouse Arts Center, responsitilities include making our patrons feel welcome and comfortable, and encouraging respect for the theater. Below are some of the volunteer positions, and a brief description about each one.

PERFORMANCE GALLERY MONITOR

Gallery attendants help welcome visitors to the gallery on weekdays, weekends and during theater performances when the facility is open to the public. Gallery attendants will also help out with the various exhibition and event tasks such as mailings or other gallery projects. Attendants are encouraged to become familiar with the exhibits and artists in order to help visitors have an interesting experience in the gallery.

USHER

Theater volunteers are at the heart of the performing arts experience for patrons at the Firehouse. Ushers welcome the audience, check their tickets, help people find their seats, and assist the house manager in making the event a smooth and enjoyable one.

WILL CALL

Distribute will call tickets to patrons from the box office. Check patron identification before handing out pre-purchased tickets. Answer questions as needed.

GALLERY ATTENDANT

Gallery attendants help welcome visitors to the gallery on weekdays, weekends and during theater performances when the facility is open to the public. Gallery attendants will also help out with various exhibition and event tasks such as mailings or other gallery projects. Attendants are encouraged to become familiar with the exhibits and artists in order to help visitors have an interesting experience in the gallery. Must be 21 or over.

RECEPTION HOST

Serve and replenish refreshments, assist with setup and cleanup.

SPECIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEER

Assist with larger group exhibits that include artwork receiving, jury processing and notification, and return of work to artists. Other responsibilities might include participating in set-up, serving, greeting, ticket taking and hospitality for special events throughout the year. If you are unable to volunteer on a regular weekly basis, perhaps helping with a special event may be more for you.

Thank you very much for your support!