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Volunteer for Hands on the Arts

The City of Sunnyvale is recruiting energetic volunteers for our 34th annual Hands on the Arts special event, which takes place May 18. 

Hands on the Arts is a multi-cultural arts festival for children to explore hands-on art projects under the guidance of professional artists and dedicated volunteers.

The event includes more than 30 fun and interactive arts, crafts, and visual arts activities or workshops throughout the day. The festival will also focus on supporting the City's STEM to STEAM initiative by providing workshops integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics with art, as maker projects.

Volunteer at Hands on the Arts
When: May 17 or May 18
Where: Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E. Remington Drive

What You’ll Do

Volunteers will be assigned to a specific activity or workshop to assist the professional artist leading that project. Tasks may include organizing, prepping, re-stocking and cleaning-up supplies and assisting the kids with the projects.

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers that can work the full day are preferred, but half day shifts are also available.

Volunteer shifts include: 

  • Set-up (Friday, May 17 - DAY PRIOR TO EVENT): 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • All-Day: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (all-day volunteers will be provided lunch and receive a Hands on the Arts water bottle)
  • Morning Shift: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Afternoon Shift: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

How to Register to Volunteer

All volunteers are required to pre-register; we are unable to accommodate volunteer walk-ups on the day of the event.

To register, fill out and submit a Hands on the Arts Volunteer Application

Fingerprinting Requirement

All volunteers 18 years and older must complete the City's fingerprinting process prior to volunteering. Fingerprinting involves a brief appointment at the City of Sunnyvale's Department of Public Safety or Human Resources Department at no cost to the volunteer. Once an application is received, and if the applicant is 18 years old and older, the City will send the information about the fingerprinting process and how to schedule an appointment. To ensure the City receives the results prior to the event, the last day to be fingerprinted is May 3.

Minimum Age to Volunteer

Volunteers must be at least 13 years old to volunteer.

Hands on the Arts Prep Parties

Volunteers are also needed to help prepare art supplies for the event. Typical Prep Party activities include: counting, cutting, gluing and separating supplies. Below are the scheduled prep parties:

• Tuesday, May 7, 10 a.m. to noon
• Tuesday, May 14, 10 a.m. to noon
• Wednesday, May 15, 10 a.m. to noon

To RSVP for a Prep Party, contact Tamiko Boiko, 408-730-7373 or Nathan Truitt, 408-730-7472.

For more information

If you have any questions regarding this event, contact Jennifer Acuña.

April 19, 2019

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