The volunteer program at Project1VOICE grew out of our need for people to help with our signature event 1VOICE/1PLAY/1DAY! These productions around the country are our major fund-raising and community engagement initiative for the theaters in our network.
As a fund-raising and service organization which is essentially event-driven, we have no regularly-scheduled volunteer sessions but bring in “the troops” as needed. We are expanding and we need more help.
Volunteers help with such tasks as mailings, flyer and poster distribution, ushering, program stuffing and distribution as well as picking up donated merchandise and collecting contributions at events around the city. We now have close to 25 volunteers from all 5 boroughs as well as Westchester County, New Jersey and Connecticut. They run the gamut in age from 15 through mid-70’s.
Many are involved in show business and many are retirees but we also have high school and college student interns, accountants, bankers, lawyers and teachers We even have a couple of Wall Street brokers in our ranks compliments of the Wall Street Alphas – the Kappa Xi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
In addition to the much-needed boost our volunteers give to Project1VOICE, we are able to offer help to other organizations, particularly the theaters in our network, who haven’t the volunteer muscle we have and are grossly understaffed. While the reasons people volunteer here are as varied as their ages and backgrounds, they all have at least two things in common — they love the theatre and helping others.
Our volunteers bring an energy and excitement into the office and to our events. They help spread the name and mission of Project1VOICE . Indeed they expand our mission by making Project1VOICE much more than a place to contribute money, but also a place people can come to help their friends and co-workers and channel their joy, sorrow, anger and frustration. Project1VOICE is lucky to have this support; we truly couldn’t accomplish what we do without our invaluable volunteers.
For information about the volunteer program, contact Jessica Pulitzer-Rockeller at 347-871-8642 or send your request via email to [email protected] including your name and phone number and we will contact you.
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