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The Muse- Community Arts Center is now bustling with activity, the artist studios areoccupied by a diverse group of persons (now over 30), and the center is well on its way, becoming Tucson's hub for arts activity. is presently collaborating with .the facilities General Manager in providing exciting volunteer and intern opportunities for the community.

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516 N. 5th Ave       (520) 903-0918        (520) 620-1395

Tucson AZ   Web Site:

This Volunteer Opportunity is sponsored by: in collaboration with The Muse- Community Arts Center

This opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers

  • Adults (26-54)
  • Interns
  • Older Adults (55+)
  • Junior Volunteer (volunteers under age 18)
  • Occasional
  • Evenings
  • Weekly
  • Weekdays

The minimum commitment is for 4 weeks from 2-4 hours a week. Be able to spend at least 2 hours at a time working Hours may expand or contract depending on the volunteer and the needs of the project or individual program. also offers these opportunities as a means of fulfilling community service requirements. The following procedures are required for new volunteers: 1) Schedule an interview (903-0916 or 881-1708) 2) Complete an application packet, including a reference check form 3) Attend an interview and to keep track of their hours.

 Intern opportunities are available to all students

Volunteers receive on-going support from the Volunteer Coordinator


Junior Volunteer (volunteers under age 18)

Volunteers under the age of 18 may work as volunteers, and only if, a parent or guardian is present during the volunteer shift or has given written consent

Junior Volunteers can assist in all the children programs and events. Maybe you have an idea of your us and let us know what it is.

Junior volunteers should be under the age of 18. No special training is required and there are no limits on who may volunteer.

Front Desk - Office Support

Love talking on the phone? You can help us! needs help staffing a busy front office: phones ring, mail arrives, bulk mailings are sent out, and every time the front door opens, a new opportunity walks through it. Can you help? If you are organized and have computer skills, we'll love you even more. If you are free during the weekday and can commit at least a portion of one or two mornings or afternoons per week, a regular time slot of four hours a week would be perfect. We can really use your help!

We need a person with a pleasant telephone manner to answer and The Muse- Community Arts Center phones so that our Volunteer Coordinator, Miss Tig, can assist our General Manager with other projects and tasks.

We run multiple programs from our office, so there is always plenty to do. At this time, we are only seeking volunteers who can offer clerical/administrative help so there is no "training" per se except learning about the phone procedures. The Muse-Community Arts Center offices are handicap-accessible and welcome volunteers with different abilities. ) BI-lingual (Spanish) speaking is helpful but not necessary.


The receptionist provides telephone, customer service and clerical support for the front desk/reception area. We are looking for someone with office skills, who can work a regular schedule in our office. This position requires excellent oral communication skills. ) BI-lingual (Spanish) speaking is helpful but not necessary

Certified Public Accountant

We are in need of a one time only Financial Audit for Grant applications. Our budget does not exceed $50,000 annually.

A person familiar with audit requirements for grants, some of which are government, grants.


We are in need of a part-time bookkeeper with a background in Quick Books and State and Federal Tax Prep. Our Budget does not exceed $50,000 annually. This position should only take a few hours every two weeks.

Grant Writer for Arts and Humanities Fund Raising Program

As a young, small non-profit we don't have the internal expertise to write grants nor do we have the funding to purchase that expertise.

Position is with a not for profit International Arts organization. Because this is a global project based in Tucson, the grant writer/researcher will have an opportunity to write grants to local, national, and international granting agencies. matches participants on all seven continents for an international exchange of art Individual will assist Programs Coordinator in Volunteer Office to raise funds for Southern Arizona Arts and Humanities programs. Duties will include locating available funding, writing grant requests, and assisting with submitting grant requests. Persons familiar with terminology of grant applications, who has some expertise in expressing the essence of the organization. Volunteer can do some work from home Flexible hours. Experience in researching, writing and submitting grants for funding. PC skills (MSWord, Email, Internet). All volunteers are interviewed before being assigned to a position.

Previous grant writing experience

Fundraising Assistant

This person would assist with Donor Development program. Duties include: development of program materials, coordination and maintenance of donor database, composing and sending acknowledgement letters to donors, organization of mailings, and helping plan and implement fundraising events.

Qualifications include: The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, capable of working independently on assigned projects, and excellent computer skills. Sending out publicity notices to the media; contacting various agencies in the community to publicize performances.

Education Volunteer

Do you enjoy arts projects? Offer your skills and talents to our organization. needs knowledgeable persons with an interest in theatre, music, visual and applied arts to help with the constant organization of childrens and adult programming.

Education volunteers perform multi-tasks-answering the phone, copying materials, registering members for class, resolving problems- greeting members-assisting instructors with class questions. recruits for volunteer instructors and program aides on an on-going basis. Volunteer instructor may work in any number of settings, including one-on-one, in small groups or working with many individuals in a classroom situation. Volunteers work under the guidance and direction of a "supervising arts instructor" in areas that include art projects, clay programs, and theater productions. Flexibility, people skills.

Development and Research Volunteer Opportunities

Working in Development is a great resume builder! Our Development Department often needs volunteers who are willing to assist with one-time projects. Most often we ask volunteers to help with putting together large mailings, research, fundraising, help with special events, and copying and compiling manuals and other materials. Volunteers provide services to the Development Department on an as-needed basis. Contact artist and Arts based organizations around the world participants around the world. Coordinate and assist in developing arts festivals

Volunteers with the Development Department will be evaluated and placed on an individual basis, according to their skills, interests and availability.

Volunteer Development Assistant

The Volunteer Development Assistant works with the Development Director and Volunteer/Intern Program Manager to assist with development projects and events and the promotion of a professional image for the agency. The volunteer may assist with regular fundraising and marketing events and agency fairs. The volunteer may assist with the development of regular projects, such as the quarterly newsletter, direct mail campaigns, and annual reports. The volunteer may assist with marketing strategies for the agency and the nurturing of donor relations.

Graphic arts skills and computer skills are preferred.

This volunteer position will provide active clerical support to the Volunteer Coordinator. This may involve data entry, phone work and setting up appointments, helping to coordinate correspondence (regular mail and e-mail) and any number of activities related to the office of the volunteer coordinator who is responsible for coordinating and supervising all volunteers.

Responsibilities include preparing correspondence and reports from the Development Directors office. Assist in copying, collating, and mailing of agendas, documents and reports for a wide variety of programs/meetings such as Board of Directors meetings Organize and maintain current and active filing systems and databases

Qualifications include Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing Capable of working independently on assigned projects.

This position requires someone with excellent computer skills, is highly organized and self directed but also able to work as part of a team.

Programs Ambassador

We are seeking dependable volunteers with a positive attitude who like to travel about town! There are so many valuable activities happening at Community Arts Center; we just need your help in spreading the word distributing posters, flyers, and brochures. Distribution occurs roughly once a month and would require 3-4 hours of your valuable time.

Volunteers for this position must have good walking shoes. A valid AZ driver's license and their own vehicle are desirable but not required. is seeking enthusiastic individuals who are interested in speaking with local groups and businesses about our programs. Our mission supports programs for at-risk youth makes our programs inviting for individuals to want to help. We offer interactive presentations at our facility and we need assistance in inviting people to attend. has their own unique network of people who may be interested in our community. A face to face meetings where photos of the kids working within the organization gives individuals a very clear idea of how we help youth develop life skills.

There is no training requirement to assist with building community awareness.

Copywriter/advertising for newspapers in association with The Muse- Community Arts Center sends out copy to newspapers, and also sends out notices on line to advertise upcoming performances. Our next event is "Ghost Stories" scheduled for October. Knowledge of computer and printer helpful.

Responsibilities include Coordinating newsletter writing and publication Preparing press releases at direction of The Muse- Community Arts Center General manager. Publication of documents to include fund raising brochures and letters, other marketing materials, annual reports, etc. Produce print materials and multi-media presentations to generate interest and support in existing and new markets

Qualifications include Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing Knowledge of marketing and public relations excellent computer skills.

Merchandising Volunteer

Responsibilities include: inventory, merchandise sales at special events and on web site, recruiting volunteers to place promotional

material with local retailers .On the job training.

Yard Work, Home Maintenance and Repairs

We are always in need of volunteers who are willing to give of their time. However, many older and disabled people are unable to maintain their homes on their own. Volunteers help by doing yard work, repairing appliances, helping to maintain cooling and heating systems, installing new appliances or augmentative devices, such as shower handrails, and any number of other odd jobs. Volunteers are welcome to specify their areas of interest and ability in any of these or related areas. Services are generally provided on an as-needed basis.

We need help to trim trees and bushes, pull weeds, raking, and light landscaping. We are located on a corner street and has limited landscaping but needs yard work done. If you like working outside then please call us so we can schedule a time for you to come and help us with our "yard work".

This is a Maintenance job that requires the person to be able to work outside for a short period of time. Pulling, lifting, and bending.

Volunteer should have access to basic tools necessary to perform the service. Volunteers should also have general knowledge of and some experience in the service. The level of training required depends on the type of service the volunteer wishes to offer.

Concession Stand Worker

The volunteers will assist in the concession stands during Events held at The Muse-Community Arts Center. The servers will help prepare and wrap food, make drinks, clean concession stand, etc. The volunteer will assist in all areas to help the concession stand run more smoothly. At times the volunteer may be asked to cook hotdogs, hamburgers, etc. The volunteer will be offered free soda while working. If time allows the volunteer may have the opportunity to watch the event. The volunteers will be needed in the evenings for most events.

No special requirements required. Must wear dark pants/skirt and pink/purple/ shirt/blouse and closed toe shoes. We will explain how to handle food safely and to keep it at safe temperatures.

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