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The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) was founded in 1984 by community activists who saw a need for a safe community arts and culture center in Oakland's Chinatown. Since then, OACC has worked with numerous emerging and established artists and organizations representing a broad range of cultures and art forms to work towards our mission to build vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander (API) arts and cultural programs that foster intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, collaboration, and social justice. Volunteers play an important role in OACC's success, and we invite you to contribute your time and skills to helping us work towards vibrant, healthy, and just communities through arts and cultural programming.
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center is seeking prospective volunteers to assist in any of the following committees or if they have an interest in forming another type of committee:
1. Marketing and Communications Committee
Assist with marketing (e.g. updates website as needed and post on social media daily, help create promotional materials for classes, events, and rentals)
Assist with outreach (help develop and implement outreach strategies)
2. Operations Committee
Enter and update contacts database
Admin work (e.g., assemble packets and run errands)
3. Programs Committee
Assist in program development, planning and execution (e.g., concept development, develop talent bank)
Host, plan, and lead tours of OACC to prospective renters, school tours, and tour activity
Staff events on and off-site (e.g., ticketing, stage management, hospitality, light set-up, tabling Street Fest, exhibition opening receptions, literary readings, lectures, festivals)
Assist in developing and organizing fundraising campaigns/events
5. Facility Committee
Assist with painting class/conference rooms
Re-organizing closet spaces
Helping manage electronic waste
Time Commitment Your schedule is completely up to you, we only ask that volunteers come in during event times (varies) or during our office hours which is Monday to Friday, 10:00AM - 6:00PM and Saturday to Sunday, 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Age Requirement All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age
Dress Code Dress comfortably when volunteering in the office and dress professionally during events
What You Get
A suitable assignment based on your interests, skills and availability
Orientation and training to help you perform efficiently and effectively
The opportunity to work as part of a team, to contribute to the welfare of the community and organization, and to be recognized for your contribution
The support you need to do your job, including the necessary equipment, supplies, workspace, and helpful supervision
The opportunity to give feedback about your OACC volunteer experience
The chance to grow and develop as a volunteer through participation in other OACC activities such as festivals, meetings, and more responsible positions
The opportunity to practice self care techniques when in need
Participation in the events you volunteer for for free!
Parking/Transportation There is the underground Pacific Renaissance Plaza parking that charges $2/hour. At the moment we are unable to reimburse parking fees. We are also located near the 12th street BART station.
Contact If you wish to submit an application, you can fill it out online at https://goo.gl/forms/dgy4nPuyjsLsx97y2 or stop by our office to pick up an application packet. If you wish to submit a resume or have any inquiries about volunteering at OACC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line 'ATTN: OACC VOLUNTEER -- (your full name)' or call us at 510-637-0455. Our office is located at 388 Ninth Street, Ste. 290, Oakland, CA 94607