Check Out Our Community Service Opportunities That Involve: Music, Media, and Arts

Media

Get involved with local media firms such as DCAT!

  • DANVERS COMMUNITY ACCESS TELEVISION (DCAT) Local and Holiday Events/Film Crews Needed:  DCAT is looking for volunteers to film a variety of local  and holiday events. The annual holiday events include the Endicott Park Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt,  the Holiday Open House at the Liberty Tree Mall, the Hoops for Troops at the Holten-Richmond Middle School,  and the World Language National Honor Society Caroling at Danvers High School. If you are interested in being a member of the DCAT Crew, you must first  become a member of DCAT (a nominal fee of $10), and participate in a mandatory 45 minute orientation. DCAT also offers a Field Training for interested students. Contact Megan Yawor, Access Coordinator at 978-777-2720, or at megan@danverstv.org. DCAT is located at 87 Elm Street, Danvers, Ma.
  • DANVERS COMMUNITY ACCESS TELEVISION (DCAT):  Is looking for students who are interested in announcing for their broadcast of the Danvers High School boys and girls basketball games in the winter sports season.  If you are interested, contact Ben Thomas, Government and Education Coordinator, at (978) 777-2720, or at ben@danverstv.org. DCAT is located at 87 Elm Street, Danvers, Ma.
  • WGBH FUNFEST!  WGBH hosts their annual FUNFEST in July at the WGBH Studios, located at One Guest Street, Brighton, Ma.  It is a fun-filled community event which is a full day of ice-cream from some of your favorite vendors, and live music performances by family-friendly artists! Children attending the event will have a chance to participate in interactive games and enjoy moon bounce jumping, inflatable rides, and more! Plus, PBS characters Chirp, Curious George, Arthur and Buddy from Dinosaur Train will all be available to meet their adoring fans! Volunteers are needed to work with the WGBH Event Production Team in multiple roles.  You will not only be earning your community service hours, you will also be supporting your local public media station! Volunteers are needed for set up on the Friday prior to the event, from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and on the day of the event in three shifts:  9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Over 3,000 attendees are expected to attend this event, and your help is needed to ensure that kids of all ages have fun at FUNFEST! . To register to volunteer, contact Jaime Reese, WGBH Volunteer & Marketing Manager, via email at jaime_reese@wgbh.org.  You can also contact Jaime Reese at 617-300-4211 or  jaime_reese@wgbh.org

    Date: EVENT DAY on Saturday, July 13; THREE SHIFTS: 9am-1pm (staggered arrival times), 12:30-5pm, or full day. **The goal is to have first shift volunteers train second shift volunteers between 12:30-1pm.

  • Admission Line Hospitality (9am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)

    Help manage admission lines. Offer free ice cream and water to those waiting in line.  Distribute event maps and point guests in the right direction.

    Concession Stand (9am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)

    Make and distribute popcorn or cotton candy to event guests.

    Costume Line Manager (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)

    Oversee line for photographs with costume characters.

    Exit Volunteer (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)

    Stand by North Beacon Street exit to ensure no one enters and let guests know about exit behind the stage area.

    Face Painter (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)

    Design simple color images on kids’ faces. **Sample drawings will be provided as examples.

     

    Food Sampler (9:45am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)

    Distribute food and beverage samples to event guests.

    Freezer Truck Runner (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)

    Make sure ice cream is going to the correct vendor table.  **Volunteers should be able to comfortably lift 30-40 pounds if necessary.

    Ice Cream Scooper (9:15am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)

    Serve delicious ice cream (provided by our generous vendors) to hungry guests in the mood for a refreshing sweet treat on a hot summer day.

    Kids Activity Station (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)

    Provide guests with game instructions; help manage line and distribute prizes.

    Moonbounce Patrol (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)

    Help maintain moonbounce order; group kids by age to ensure safety; manage line; and keep track of jump time to keep line moving.

    Parking (9:30am-1pm)

    Wave to traffic on One Guest Street; direct cars inside garage for event parking.

    Water Cooler (9:30am-1pm or 12:30-5pm)

    Refill water jugs; replenish cup supply; make sure guests know water is available – and stay hydrated!

    This is going to be a fantastic event but volunteer support is crucial. Volunteers definitely help put the “fun” in FunFest year after year!