Arts for Humanity! provides Internship and Volunteer opportunities in a wide range of areas. We provide opportunities behind the scenes of the non-profit world along with teaching opportunities.
Arts for Humanity! programs provide unique opportunities for our Interns and Volunteers, and exciting art opportunities for our constituents; diverse community members eager to express themselves through the arts.
Please let us know if you are interested in any of the following opportunities:
Volunteer for Special Events
Arts for Humanity! participates in Santa Barbara’s wonderful free public events by providing creative enrichment programs at no charge for our local non-profits and our community, we need volunteers for the following, please let us know if you are interested.
Buddy Walk with Down Syndrome Association of SB
Saturday, June 8th
Join us for a great day in the park full of live music, games, activities, silent auction, raffle, food, fun and a ceremonial walk around the park and back!! Bring your beach chairs & blankets!
Saturday & Sunday, June 21-23
The Summer Solstice Celebration has evolved into a creative and original display of floats, giant puppets, whimsical costumes and masks of more than 1,000 parade participants, of all ethnic and economic backgrounds. It is the largest, single-day arts event in Santa Barbara County. The parade culminates in a festival with a wonderful collection of live world music, food, arts and crafts, and a special free children’s festival. Arts for Humanity!’s provides our “Spontaneous Theatre and Portraits for Youth” where costumes and props provide a plethora of creative opportunities for Santa Barbara youth.
Family Fiesta with Rite Care Language Center
Saturday, July 27th
To celebrate everyone hard work during Camp Chit Chat, we will be holding a family fiesta for at La Mesa Park from 4:30 pm to 6:30pm! Come join us for tacos, a bounce house, and fun! One child and one adult are included in the initial Camp Chit Chat materials fee. We kindly ask that any additional guests pay $5 to our office prior to the event.
Goleta Lemon Festival
Saturday, September 28th
The Annual California Lemon Festival in Goleta typically sees crowds of 30,000 people over 2 days. You'll find wonderful food, a fantastic family atmosphere, and a variety of entertainment and activities that have made this the most anticipated event in the Goleta Valley. There is also a popular pie-eating contest, and an arts and crafts area. Arts for Humanity! participation includes our “Spontaneous Theatre and Portraits for Youth” and art making activities.
Saturday, October 5th
Celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month and the Extraordinary Educator of the year recipient, Goleta Valley Junior High teacher Cameron Stewart, with family & friends! Eat, drink, play and dance the night away to the tunes of Dusty Jugz (aka The Rincons)! Dinner, dancing, silent auction, horse drawn carriage rides, face painting, family fun and games! Tickets available online and at the door!
Internship & Volunteer Opportunities
Development Intern/Volunteer will work remotely & independently, with guidance from our Creative/Executive Director, Karsen Lee Gould, to research and provide new funding resources and help with outreach and grant writing.
Graphic Artist Intern/Volunteer will work remotely & independently, with guidance from our Creative/Executive Director, Karsen Lee Gould, to create graphics such as flyers and announcements as they related to print, Social Media and PR/Marketing.
PR & Marketing
PR & Marketing Intern/Volunteer may choose from a variety of tasks depending on their interests and availability. Intern/Volunteer will work remotely & independently, with guidance from our Creative/Executive Director, Karsen Lee Gould. Occasional attendance to meetings or events may be required.
Tasks include: Create Marketing Strategic Plan, Manage & Maintain Social Media platforms, Interact with local community & agencies, Write and/or distribute PR materials, Research TV & Radio marketing opportunities.
Videography Intern/Volunteer may choose from a variety of tasks depending on their interests and availability. Work can be done remotely & independently, with occasional attendance to meetings or events, depending on project.
Tasks include: Film weekly Community Expressive Arts classes & Special Events, Edit & Archive existing footage and Create Mini-sodes.
Photography Intern/Volunteer may choose from a variety of tasks depending on their interests and availability. Work can be done remotely & independently, with occasional attendance to meetings or events, depending on project.
Tasks include: Shoot weekly Community Expressive Arts classes & Special Events, Edit & Archive existing photographs and Create Slide Shows/Galleries.
Office Admin Intern/Volunteer will work at home office in downtown Santa Barbara to assist with administrative tasks, including Office Filing, Computer/Office Organization, Art Material Prep, Special projects (i.e. Art Studio set up) and Special Event prep.
Teaching Artist for Community Expressive Arts Programs
Community Expressive Art Programs provide group classes in visual art, creative theatre and movement, creative dance, poetry, and music. Teaching Artists will lead classes for our Community Expressive Arts Programs at for our Community Partners facilities.