Volunteer for the Arts

You can support the arts with your time. Sometimes an organization just needs an extra pair of hands, a friendly face or a special skill. Often they provide training. Help the arts and have fun doing it!


ARTS COUNCIL OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY invites members of the community to be a volunteer grant panelist. Get more information and apply. (10/2018)


CARROLLWOOD PLAYERS THEATRE is Tampa’s longest continuously operating community theatre company and could use volunteers for a variety of activities. Work “front of house” taking tickets, work concessions, or selling 50/50 raffle tickets and see a show for free. Many other volunteer needs are on their website. (9/2018)


FLORIDA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS depends on volunteers for a variety of tasks and programs. Sign up online and choose the area you are interested in working: greeters, docents, tours, special events, children’s programs, summer camps and more. Sign up on their website. (10/2018)


GASPARILLA MUSIC FESTIVAL depends on volunteers to help run a variety of areas during the festival: box office, sponsor tents, scanning tickets at the front gate, etc. Volunteers receive admission for the day they volunteer along with an awesome volunteer shirt! Interested parties can email volunteers@gasparillamusic.com or visit this link. (11/18)


HENRY B. PLANT MUSEUM is always ready to welcome enthusiastic individuals as volunteers.  Volunteer opportunities include the Welcome Desk, Museum Store, and leading tours as a Docent.  We accept teen and adult volunteers and have opportunities Tuesday through Sunday.  For more information, visit our website (https://www.plantmuseum.com/discover/volunteer). (11/2018)


HIVE COMMUNITY INNOVATION CENTER in the John F. Germany Public Library needs volunteers in:

  • Coding/Web Design/Programming
  • Sewing/Knitting/Needlework
  • Painting/Drawing/Printing/Sculpting
  • Engineering/Robotics/Object Modeling/Electronics
  • Audio editing/Video editing/Music/Filmmaking
  • Entrepreneurial Topics: Marketing/Start-up Support/Mentoring

Please call 813-273-3652 or visit their website. ( 3/2017)


JOBSITE THEATER has an ongoing need for volunteers to help with a variety of things: getting materials (cards, posters) into the community, assistance in building costumes and building sets, and sometimes backstage crew positions.  Interested parties should contact David Jenkins at djenkins@jobsitetheater.org. (10/2018)


MacDONALD TRAINING CENTER ART PROGRAM – Volunteers are needed to work with their emerging artists in the MTC Fine Arts Studios. Instructional classes are held at the Tampa location from 8:30 am until 2 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at the Plant City location during the same hours on Tuesday and Thursdays. Volunteer hours are flexible. Volunteers are also needed for their Art Gallery shows and receptions. Visit their website for volunteer opportunities.  (10/18)


MOFFIT CANCER CENTER ARTS IN MEDICINE – volunteers needed for Expressive (Therapeutic) Arts program, Tampa. To learn more about Moffitt’s Arts In Medicine program, contact Arts in Medicine Coordinator Amanda Bonanno at 813-745-1836, email Amanda.Bonanno@Moffitt.org or call Patient & Family Services at 813-745-8407. (10/2018)


STAGEWORKS THEATRE  is looking for volunteers to help at Will Call, as ushers, getting materials into the community and as backstage crew. Volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to see a show at Stageworks Theatre. If you’d like to volunteer please give us a call at 813-374-2416 x. 1 or e-mail info@stageworkstheatre.org (11/2018)


STRAZ CENTER – Looking for volunteers in a variety of positions: Ushers, Donor Lounge Hosts, Retail Volunteers, Will Call and Administration. Training is provided however, only 18 years and up can volunteer. http://www.strazcenter.org/About-the-Straz/Volunteers (11/2018)


TAMPA REPERTORY THEATRE seeks volunteers to help with front of house (ushering, house management, box office); distributing postcards and other materials; scenic construction and electrical work; backstage crew; costume construction and more.  All volunteers receive complimentary tickets to TampaRep and TRT2 productions.  If interested, please contact  C. David Frankel, Artistic Director, cdfrankel@tamparep.org. (11/2018)


TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART – Become a Docent – Docents are gallery teachers who guide tours of the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. Docent volunteers are an essential link between the public and the Museum. Docents play an important role in providing visitors with a quality, engaging Museum gallery tour experience.

Under the direction of the Education Curator, docents are trained to deliver tours based on current museum pedagogy. Training takes place every other Monday from 10 am — 12 pm with additional training sessions scheduled as needed. Sessions include information about interpretive techniques, teaching methods, collections, and exhibitions. (11/2018)


TAMPA THEATRE is always looking to take on new volunteers. Their typical need is for ushers during events, guides to assist with public tours and occasionally manning an information table. All volunteers are required to sign up through their Shiftboard webpage, an interactive calendar of volunteer needs. More info on http://tampatheatre.org/support/volunteer/. (10/2018)


Does your organization need volunteers on an ongoing basis? Would you like to be listed here? Contact us through our Contact Form and put “Need Volunteers” in the subject line. Be sure to mention any special requirements or benefits you offer.