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We Need You to Volunteer at The Crucible's Youth Summer Camps!

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Crucible Summer Youth Camp

At The Crucible, we're rearing and ready to go for the 2022 Youth Summer Camps! We are looking for lots of youth-friendly volunteers to support our faculty and staff during the 6 weeks of camp. Volunteers will mostly be stationed in the classrooms as helpers to support students' fun learning experience. Volunteers have the unique opportunity to earn mega class credits for free classes at The Crucible!

Camp Info:
In The Crucible’s Youth Summer Camps, students get hands-on learning STEM concepts through the industrial arts, experimenting with different media and techniques, and connecting with creative mentors and new friends. There are six weeks of week-long camps, running from June 20-August 5, 2022, at The Crucible's warehouse in West Oakland.

We are looking for volunteers to help out in our classrooms, supporting the youth. For classroom volunteer positions, volunteers with previous experience in the field will be given priority consideration, but prior experience isn't necessary. It would be great if volunteers could commit to a full week, but we're flexible!

If you have experience in any of the following fields and daytime availability, that's a plus!: woodworking, TIG welding, foundry, glass fusing, ceramics, paper sculpture, electronics and circuits, jewelry and metalsmithing, or bike mechanics.

We are holding a virtual volunteer orientation for our Youth Summer Camps 2022 on Thursday, June 16 from 6-7pm.


Week 1: June 20-24, 2022
Week 2: June 27-July 1, 2022
Week 3: July 11-15, 2022
Week 4: July 18-22, 2022
Week 5: July 25-29, 2022
Week 6: August 1-5, 2022

AM Shift - 9am-12pm
PM Shift - 1-4pm
*Must arrive 30 mins prior to the start of your shift

Benefits of Volunteering with Camp
As a volunteer with our Youth Summer Camps, you can turn your contributed hours into class credits. For every 20-hour week of volunteer work completed and logged, you can register for two 5-week classes or one 10-week class (credits good for 2 years). If you help out for both shifts for the full week, you receive double the credit! This is a unique opportunity to earn mega class credits!

COVID-19 Safety
All Crucible youth classes have been modified with new health and safety policies in place, like mandatory masks and vaccination requirements for all students, staff, faculty, and volunteers 12 years old or older.

About The Crucible:

The Crucible inspires creative exploration and expression through welcoming, hands-on arts education and experiences for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. As an innovative hub built around the industrial arts, The Crucible is a catalyst for individual growth and vibrant community connections.

A leader in the Bay Area arts community, The Crucible is widely recognized for its exceptional learning experiences, rich and varied arts programs, skilled and committed faculty, and unparalleled educational facilities.

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About The Crucible


1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607, US

Mission Statement

The Crucible is an educational facility that fosters a collaboration of Arts, Industry and Community. Through training in the fine and industrial arts, The Crucible promotes creative expression, reuse of materials, and innovative design while serving as an accessible arts venue for the general public.


The Crucible is a non-profit educational collaboration of arts, industry and community. Established in 1999, The Crucible is the Bay Area's only nonprofit sculpture studio, educational foundry and metal fabrication shop offering classes in fine and industrial arts. From cast iron to neon, and from large-scale public art to the most precise kinetic sculpture, The Crucible is fast becoming the best-equipped public industry & arts education facility on the West Coast. The vision of The Crucible is to be one of the premiere art centers in the country: a place where art thrives, is accessible, and inspires everyone in their everyday lives. It is a place where forges roar, sparks fly, glass bends, molten metals fuse and pour, clay and cement take on form, neon glows, and creativity explodes!


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community


Mon Jun 20, 2022 - Fri Aug 05, 2022
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM


1260 7th StreetOakland, CA 94607



  • Welding
  • Woodworking
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Electronics
  • Visual Arts


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Preference for folks who can commit to at least three days of the week, for at least one week of camp.
  • Ability to pass a National Sex Offender Registry check; proof of COVID-19 vaccination

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