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Can You Volunteer Your Time This Holiday Season?

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The Crucible

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After nearly two years since an in-person event at The Crucible, we are so thrilled to be hosting our GIFTY Craft Show and Open House this December. As always, volunteer support is crucial to a successful event so we're looking for folks who can sign up for a shift (or two).

GIFTY runs over a three-day period, but we need support before, during, and after the event. There are lots of ways to donate your time-helping set up the studio, answering visitor questions, supporting vendors, assisting with event breakdown, and much more. As always, volunteers will be compensated for their time with class tuition discounts; for each GIFTY volunteer shift completed, you'll receive a 15% discount to apply to your next class registration.

COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all over 12 entering the building during GIFTY, including volunteers, staff, faculty, vendors, and visitors. If you are not vaccinated, you can still participate by presenting a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of your volunteer shift.

Please fill out this form regarding your interest and availability:

If you would still like to volunteer but are unable to make any of these time slots, please reach out to Volunteer and Events Coordinator, Cassie Punnett, at to discuss other options.

Thank you as always for supporting The Crucible and our mission to keep the industrial arts accessible to all.

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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


Mon Nov 29, 2021 - Mon Dec 06, 2021


1260 7th StreetOakland, CA 94607



  • Exhibition Arts
  • Customer Service
  • Arts Administration
  • Bartending
  • Ushering
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each shift is approximately 5 hours. You can complete one shift, or multiple.
  • Interested volunteers will need to complete an in-person, group volunteer orientation, submit their proof of vaccination and a copy of their photo ID, and complete an online volunteer waiver.

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