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Celebrations Throughout the Year

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ORGANIZATION: California Revels

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

Volunteer with California Revels!

Help with the many activities we present throughout the year, work backstage on the show, or even join the chorus!

The Revels are at work year 'round, spreading joy and celebration. Bringing more people into the community is at the core of what we do. We hope that you will offer your assistance in any ways that interest you.

Some of the ongoing opportunities for which California Revels seeks volunteers include:

  • keeping information up-to-date in our office;
  • finding new opportunities and partnerships for the Revels;
  • organizing and tracking props and other materials;
  • working with our designers to sew costumes;
  • acting as a Revels Ambassador by staffing booths at local street fairs and festivals;
  • auditioning to be part of the chorus. Auditions take place in the late summer and rehearsals usually begin in October. Find out more about auditions.

If you would like to be involved in any way, send an email to

michele.sullivan@californiarevels.org.

Please include your name, contact information, and relevant skills or interests!

We look forward to meeting you!

More opportunities with California Revels

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About California Revels

Location:

2501 Harrison Street, Suite U8, Oakland, CA 94612, US

Mission Statement

The mission of California Revels is to promote the celebratory and community building power of the performing arts through a unique and innovative form of musical theater that embraces diverse cultures and ritual traditions to connect an audience of many ages and varied backgrounds.

Description

Since 1986, California Revels has brought the unique theatrical, participatory arts-form founded by singer, author, and music educator John Langstaff in Cambridge, Massachusetts, more than twenty-five years ago to the audiences of the Bay Area. Crossing religious and ethnic boundaries and appealing to young and old alike, Revels blends traditional music, dance, ritual and folk plays, presented by a large volunteer chorus of children and adults drawn from the community, and a number of highly talented professional actors, musicians, artists, directors, and "bearers of tradition" from many cultures.

Every December, California Revels produces "The Christmas Revels," a joyous production welcoming the return of the light back from the darkness of winter. Decorating homes with lights for midwinter, for example, is an ancient ritual for "calling back the light" that predates Christmas by centuries. "The Winter Solstice falls on the shortest day and brings on the longest night of the year. Across the centuries, people have chosen this time to acknowledge and celebrate the cycle of light and darkness, good and evil, life and death, that governs all our lives."

Throughout the year, California Revels holds a series of community-based performances, celebrating the seasons and highlighting our professional actors in musicians in more intimate settings.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2501 Harrison Street U8Oakland, CA 94612

(37.81372,-122.26124)
 

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Painting
  • Sewing
  • Administrative Support
  • Arts Administration
  • Theater Arts

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • As much as you wish

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