The Friends of Boca Grande strives to work like a well-oiled machine, and our wonderful volunteers are a vital part of tying together all the moving parts. There is an abundance of talent and skill on the island and if you have ever wanted to put those skills to use at the Boca Grande Community Center, there are a variety of ways you can get involved!
Photos by Jane Ringer
Here is a sample of some of the volunteer opportunities available.
Talk us up – Do you have the gift of gab? One of the simplest and most important ways you can help is to spread the word about the Happenings guide and the variety of programs held at the Community Center.
Program Greeters – We always need help taking tickets and handing out programs at the entrance doors to the auditorium.
Ushers – Ushers encourage people to fill in all the seats, keep a count of empty seats for people on standby, and distribute and pick up question/answer cards.
Book & Music Sales – Many of the programs include an opportunity to meet the author or artist and purchase autographed books and CDs. Be prepared for a fast-paced experience!
Cabaret & Jazz Crew – Get a behind-the-scenes experience and be a part of the set-up and/or clean-up crew for Coconut Cabaret and All That Jazz events held at the Crowninshield Community House.
Club Liaison/Attendant – We are adding a few new small clubs and groups to the calendar this season and need reliable and self-motivated individuals to help coordinate the meetings when the Friends staff is busy with programs.
Floral Design/Donation – From the stage to the reception to a thank you gift for a speaker, flowers and plants help set the tone. Green thumb gifts are always welcome and appreciated.
Photographer – If you enjoy using a camera to capture life’s moments, we could use your photographic skills at many of our programs. Please consider sharing your talent and help us showcase the life and times at the Boca Grande Community Center.
Special Deliveries – Whether a note of thanks, a flower bouquet or a replenishment of program guides, assistance making on-island deliveries goes a long way.
…and there are many more opportunities. Stop by the Friends office to fill out a Volunteer Interest card or call us at 941-964-0827.