Dance/NYC’s events and programs thrive because of the enthusiastic volunteers who share the organization’s commitment for promoting the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the New York City metropolitan area. Dance/NYC welcomes volunteers as integral members of its team and seeks to create meaningful opportunities that match their interests and skill sets. By growing a network of volunteers, we aim to build current and future leaders and strengthen their collective voice for dance.
To sign up for upcoming volunteer opportunities at Dance/NYC, please visit:
- Symposium Volunteer Opportunities: dance.nyc/volunteer
- Disability Arts NYC Convening Volunteer Opportunities: https://www.dance.nyc/listings/volunteering/2017/01/DanceNYC-Call-for-Volunteers-Disability-Arts-NYC-Convening/
Regular Event Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer opportunities vary in duration and function depending on the event and include: Day-Of, Week-Of, Month-Of, and Guest Relations.
Day-Of: Day-Of volunteers attend the event and volunteer a minimum of four hours of their time. These volunteers are typically organized by production activity, for example, set-up, registration, guest relations, photography, and communications.
Week-Of: Week-Of volunteers typically work two shifts, including a Day-Of shift described above. The second shift takes place the week before or after the event and can be scheduled based on the volunteer’s availability. Sample pre or post-event tasks assigned to Week-Of volunteers include support with administration, production, media editing, and post-production.
Month-Of: Month-Of volunteers are considered core members of the Dance/NYC team. Each volunteers between 5-12 hours per week for approximately four weeks leading up to the day of the event. The volunteers report to the Programs Manager or their designee and are most frequently organized around the activities of hospitality, guest relations, production, and volunteer coordination.
Guest Relations: Guest Relations volunteers assist event speakers during their stay in New York City by, for example, helping them access local transportation, maintaining their schedule and itinerary, and facilitating their accessibility needs to and from the event venue. Dance/NYC is particularly interested in volunteers who have experience as access workers or working with disabled people.
Dance/NYC values diversity, inclusion, and equity at all levels of its organization, including its volunteers. Diversity in this context refers to groups and individuals identified by, for instance, race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, status, religion, national origin, marital or partnership status, ancestry, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. To foster the values of equity and inclusion, Dance/NYC seeks participation from individuals who share and hold these values and reflect such diversity.