July Volunteer Opportunities

This month there are several interesting volunteer opportunities at SOMArts.   If you are new to volunteering with us, please take a moment and register. If you have volunteered before, email volunteer@somarts.org and let us know what interests you.


Exhibition/Event Assistants needed for Night Light: Multi Media Garden Party
Saturday, July 17, two shifts 8:00pm – 11:00pm, and 11:00pm – 1:00am
SOMArts is looking for up to ten (10) volunteers for the evening to help make our event a success. This is a hands-on job that will require helping with the box office, crowd control, and potentially preparing, serving and helping in the refreshments area.
Perks include getting to meet tons of amazing video and installation artists and being part of the local art scene! Volunteers who can be at SOMArts from 8:00pm – 1:00am would be ideal.

Event Assistants needed for CaliberSF Photowalk
Sunday, July 18, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
SOMArts is looking for one volunteer, or two friends, to help set up the CaliberSF Photowalk and perhaps become monthly helpers for this new photography series. This is a hands-on job that will require helping with the box office, setting up chairs and tables and also preparing and serving pizza, beer and refreshments.
Perks include getting to meet a lot of photographers and discover new images of SoMa! Volunteers must be able to be at SOMArts from 2:00pm – 6:00pm on Sunday, July 18 (2:00pm – 7:00pm would be ideal.)


Volunteer needed to cut, label and file lighting gels
3 – 5 hours to be scheduled by volunteer
We need someone to cut lighting gels to a specified size, label and file them. We estimate this to be a 3 – 5 hour project. The job can be scheduled at volunteer’s leisure anytime after July 10.

Volunteer needed to paint garden chairs and benches
2 – 4 hours to be scheduled by volunteer
We are in the process of painting and beautifying the chairs and benches in the garden. One or two volunteers willing to wield a paintbrush would really make a difference. This volunteer opportunity can be scheduled at your convenience.

Gallery Monitors needed
Tuesdays & Fridays 5:00pm – 7:00pm, and Saturdays 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Greet visitors to SOMArts in our recently refurbished lobby area. The July Gallery exhibition is Totally Unrealistic: the art of abstraction. As activity in the building increases, the need for Gallery monitors increases, too. Contact us if you would like to help out as a gallery monitor, or if you would like more information.

We are very excited about the Night Light and CaliberSF Photowalk events. We think both of these events offer fun and important volunteer opportunities and we hope you think so, too. If you would like to sign up for any of these volunteer opportunities or would like to learn more about them, please email volunteer@somarts.org or call 415-863-1414, x111.

We look forward to working with you in July!