Providing outstanding programming involves many moving parts and our wonderful volunteers are a vital part of tying them all together. As our programs expand and evolve, there are more opportunities to get involved! Our community is one of great talent and skill; if you have ever wanted to put those skills to use here at the Boca Grande Community Center, see about our volunteer opportunities. We invite you to “Be A Part of The Happenings!”
Photos by Jane Ringer
Here are examples 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 and other Community Center venues.
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.
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.
Film Festival – Calling all Film Fest fanatics! If you have ever wanted to be involved in the behind-the-scenes action, many roles will need to be filled, including popcorn attendants, ushers, ballot distributors, merchandise attendants and more.
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.