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Title: Volunteers Needed to Wrap Gifts and Deck the Halls of The Actors Theatre Workshop 11/30-12/1

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ORGANIZATION: The Actors Theatre Workshop

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 92 people are interested

Wrap gifts and help decorate and beautify The Actors Theatre Workshop (ATW) in preparation for our Annual Holiday Party and Class for 40 children experiencing homelessness. Prepare the facility for our annual year-end celebrations of Builders of the New World, ATW's award-winning after-school theater-arts education program, which has been serving homeless and at-risk youth living in NYC's temporary housing facilities since 1995. To sign-up for this event, please RSVP here:

When: Thursday, 11/30 and Friday, 12/1 from 11:00am-4:00pm

What you will do:

  • Assemble and hang fresh Christmas garlands throughout our lobby and hallways.
  • Repair and hang Christmas lights around our lobby, hallways, studios, and theater.
  • Securely install, decorate, and drape a 5’ and 10’ Christmas tree.
  • Decorate and hang two Christmas wreaths.
  • Do light cleaning - sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning windows and other surfaces, picking up and disposing of odd-shaped or odd-textured items that cannot be swept or vacuumed. Cleaning products used: Windex, Dirtex, Pine-Sol, Endust/Pledge, Goo Gone, and other similar products with different brand names.
  • Light lifting and climbing on a ladder or step stool is required for much of this work. We have 10’ ceilings and therefore use 6’ - 8’ ladders to hang decorations.

Other possible tasks:

  • For volunteers comfortable using tools: small repairs include tightening screws, using a hammer and nails or a staple gun to fasten items.
  • Assigning and wrapping gifts for children (Friday, 12/1 only)
  • Organizing on-site equipment and supplies to create space for storing Christmas supplies and donations. This would include lifting and moving boxes and furniture.
  • Inventorying supplies that are on-site that will be used at the Children’s parties.
  • Purchasing supplies, if we run out, or picking up purchased or donated supplies. (ATW will provide funds for this.)

Other important info:

  • The day’s events will be videotaped & photographed for our program documentation and communication purposes. Volunteers must be comfortable with this. We will distribute Video Releases to each volunteer when they arrive to review and sign.
  • Participants must dress comfortably: sneakers / flat shoes and clothes they can move around in.
  • Rooms can be crowded with furniture and people during this volunteer event.
  • Due to the popularity of these events, participants who sign-up should arrive PROMPTLY at 11am and stay for the whole event, until 4 pm. If a volunteer knows in advance that s/he cannot come or cannot stay for the whole event, we'd appreciate that s/he release their spot as soon as they know to allow someone who can stay for the whole event the opportunity to sign-up.
  • Participants with fir or pine tree pollen allergies should take allergy medication before arriving.
  • Participants will be split into smaller groups to complete the overall. Please bring a can-do attitude to the work for the day!

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About The Actors Theatre Workshop


145 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001, US

Mission Statement

ATW's mission is to teach individuals from all walks of life original creative techniques that provides them with the tools to change and to create new, original theatre that examines the conflicts that have emerged form today's cultural mix and creates hope for the fulfillment in the human experience.


Founded over two decades ago, the Actors Theatre Workshop is an established pioneer in non-profit theatre that produces classical and contemporary plays, develops new dramatic works, trains and develops actors, directors and writers while making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth and the community at large. Thurman E. Scott, ATW's artistic director, Executive Producer and Founder, is a widely acknowledged expert of artistic project development, an innovator of award-winning arts curriculums and programs for proffessional artistic training, and has a long and successful history of public service to culturaly under-served communities.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


Thu Nov 30, 2023 - Fri Dec 01, 2023
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM


145 West 28th Street3rd FloorNew York, NY 10001




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