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Volunteer with Athena Project!

Athena Project has two ways to get involved:

  1. Volunteer as staff, work on committees and have dedicated involvement with the organization year-round.
  2. Volunteer on an event by event basis.

ALL of our volunteers make Athena Project’s programming possible and the organization’s growth and success are dependent upon them. See some of our volunteer opportunities below.

Volunteer Highlights – Isabella Xiong

Isabella XiongName:

Isabella Xiong

How long have you been involved with Athena:

Noviembre de 2022

Role(s) at Athena:

Administrative Coordinator

Why does Athena matter to you?

Athena is a great organization that supports women artists! As someone who enjoys the arts and is a woman,
this organization means a lot as it helps give women artists a voice and provides the opportunity for young girls to cultivate their artistic skills.

Fun Facts about Isabella:

Describe yourself in 3 adjectives:
Mellow, Attentive, Trustworthy

Favorite Food:
Tacos

Volunteer Highlight – Iris Stanfill

Iris StanfillName:

Iris Stanfill

How long have you been involved with Athena:

Febrero de 2023

Role(s) at Athena:

Social Media Coordinator

Why does Athena matter to you?

Athena matters to me because it represents an imperative intersection between arts and equity, two things that mean a lot to me. Representation matters. Creativity matters. Athena embodies that.

Fun Facts about Iris:

Describe yourself in 3 adjectives:
Ambitious, Passionate, Dedicated

Favorite Food:
Mac n Cheese

Volunteer Highlights – Samara Siskind

Samara SiskindName:

Samara Siskind

How long have you been involved with Athena:

Abril de 2023

Role(s) at Athena:

Resident Dramaturg

Why does Athena matter to you?

I love being part of an organization whose sole mission is to amplify womens voices in the arts, and doing what I can to help them feel seen, heard and celebrated.

Fun Facts about Samara:

Describe yourself in 3 adjectives:
Creative, Witty, Anxiety-Ridden

Favorite Food:
Any kind of creamy/unhealthy pasta dish/devilled eggs.

Volunteer Highlights – Elizabeth Hockaday

Elizabeth HockadayName:

Elizabeth Hockaday

How long have you been involved with Athena:

On and off since 2016

Role(s) at Athena:

Newsletter Coordinator

Why does Athena matter to you?

I’m passionate about the arts and how it positively impacts mental health, and more passionate about ensuring women’s voices are heard. Athena wraps these passions of mine into one, easy to use nonprofit.

Fun Facts about Elizabeth:

Describe yourself in 3 adjectives:
Creative, Driven, Compassionate

Favorite Food:
Depends on my mood. However, my default is usually salted popcorn.

Volunteer Highlight – Emily Perez

Emily PerezName:

Emily Perez

How long have you been involved with Athena:

Julio de 2020

Role(s) at Athena:

Literary Coordinator

Why does Athena matter to you?

I’m investing in creating more opportunities in the arts, particularly for those that do not have equal representation. Art should be more representational of our communities!

Fun Facts about Emily:

Describe yourself in 3 adjectives:
Hard Worker, Collaborative, and Fun

Favorite Food:
Beer

Volunteer Highlights – Robin Christman

Robin ChristmanName:

Robin Christman

How long have you been involved with Athena:

Julio de 2023

Role(s) at Athena:

Events Committee Member

Why does Athena matter to you?

Athena, to me, is a great way to help promote and support other female artists, particularly those who need more help. Uplifting girls and women has always been important to me.

Fun Facts about Robin:

Describe yourself in 3 adjectives:
Adventurous, Curious, Open-minded

Favorite Food:
Thai

Volunteer Highlights – Erick Anderson

Name:

Erick Anderson

How long have you been involved with Athena:

Abril de 2024

Role(s) at Athena:

Database Support

Why does Athena matter to you?

My wife and two daughters deserve to live in a society that appreciates women and values their contribution to the arts.

Fun Facts about Erick:

Describe yourself in 3 adjectives:
Kind, Resourceful, Patient

Favorite Food:
Tacos

Volunteer Highlights – Clove Love

Name:

Clove Love

How long have you been involved with Athena:

Febrero de 2024

Role(s) at Athena:

Administrative Intern

Why does Athena matter to you?

Uplifting marginalized voices in a world where it can be hard to get our voices heard is of utmost importance. People only know what they experience and uplifting these voices brings the audience awareness to injustices.

Fun Facts about Clove:

Describe yourself in 3 adjectives:
Ambitious, Loyal, Kind

Favorite Food:
Pizza!

Administrative Support

(varies with different committees)

  • Marketing: handle event postings to various websites/emails. Need to be computer savvy and able to handle rote duties. (3-5 hours each event cycle) 
  • Grants: support on a cyclical basis, keeping up with informing the committee of upcoming deadlines and providing research assistance.  Need to send emails on a weekly basis and keep up with the calendar. (Approximately 30 minutes weekly) 
  • Fundraising: schedule initial outreach for appointments with Corporate Sponsor Coordinator and subsequent data management. Need to send emails on a weekly basis and keep up with the calendar. (Approximately 90 minutes weekly) 
  • General great entry-level position for someone who can work behind the scenes on database management, helping with calendaring, project management, and event planning as needed. (2-3 hours weekly)
Ambassador

Represent and promote Athena Project at events, approximately 10-12 throughout the year.  This includes greeting audience members, signing-in artists at events, and answering questions  about our programs. Must be comfortable speaking to others. (Training session would require 2-3 hours + 2-3 hours/event)

Archival Assistant

Maintain Google folders of photos and videos along with Flickr and YouTube accounts. Includes contact with various artists via email. (5-10 hours per month)

Event Photographer

Capture images of events for marketing, grant writing, and archival purposes. This person must have an SLR camera or a high-quality cell phone. (3-5 hours per event plus editing time)

Event Coordinator

Help with coordinating events throughout the year with Athena Project. This is an ongoing position. You will be assisting with curating space, organizing events, working with marketing and supplies.

Event Runner

Tasked with picking up donated food for particular events, including our Girls Create Summer Camps (Julio/Agosto), annual Plays In Progress Series (Mayo/Junio) and fall fundraiser (Octubre).  Being able to drive to and from venues at particular times of the day is important. (1-2 hours/event)

Event Videographer

Capture video for marketing, grant writing, and archival purposes.  This person ideally will have the ability to shoot, edit, and upload. With direction from the marketing team, the videographer would produce one or two 1-minute long videos highlighting the particular event. (10-15 hours/event)

Girls Create Mentors

Mentors assist the teaching artists for our Girls Create camps. This role involves cheerleading and encouraging our campers, under the supervision of the teachers.  No teaching experience is needed. (10-12 hours/camp week)

Graphic Designer

Working with the marketing committee to produce digital and print materials on an as-needed basis. Photoshop and Illustrator experience is required. (5 hours/month)

Script Readers

(Abril 1 through Mayo 31) Following  a rubric for assessment, this position commits to 5-15 plays to be read and assessed.  We ask you to read a minimum of 5 plays within a two-week reading period. Each play read is then assessed on 7 attributes listed in the rubric.  All comments are also welcome. (Total time is 2.5-4 hours for reading each play and filling out the assessment)

Social Media Coordinator

Must access social media daily (or more than that!).  Looking for a minimum of 1 hour a day to find content and then update and respond on our social media outlets: especially Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

Ushers

Generally needed for theatrical and dance events, usually in Junio and monthly for Artists’ Night Out. This job entails greeting and seating patrons with a perk of seeing the event at no cost. (Generally 45 minutes to an hour ahead of event + event itself)

Volunteer Coordinator

Coordinate volunteers for all departments, and help onboard all volunteers.

Website Support

Peruse website on all pages including checking links for any mistakes or outdated information.  Report to webmaster. (3 hours monthly)