Become a Volunteer

Do you love the arts? Do you have some extra time that you would like to spend in a fun and rewarding environment? Volunteer with Tarpon Arts!

 

Tarpon Arts has many opportunities for volunteers to assist at all of its historic venues as well as assisting with office/clerical work and helping with special events. Volunteers are provided training for all positions as well as quarterly refresher courses. Our valued volunteers are recognized for levels of service and are honored throughout the year in our show programs,  at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, and with several volunteer mixers and events. See below for details on available opportunities:

 

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PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
We offer an exciting performing arts series throughout the year that brings entertainment and culture to the community at affordable prices. But we could not open our doors without the enthusiastic support of our dedicated volunteers who help in the following areas:

  • Ushering at performances

  • Serving refreshments at receptions and at intermission

  • Assisting backstage

*Performing Arts Center volunteers are asked to make a commitment to work at several performances during the year. PAC Volunteers are provided with complimentary show tickets based on number of hours served.

 

CULTURAL CENTER

The Cultural Center, built in 1915 as Tarpon Springs’ City Hall, offers the community a full schedule of art and historical exhibits throughout the year as well as special events and occasional concerts in the Center’s theatre. The Gift Shop offers a fine selection of jewelry, books, and gift items. Volunteers add to the Cultural Center’s programs by helping in the following ways:
Serving as docent or front desk receptionist

  • Ushering at performances

  • Preparing and serving refreshments at events

  • Assisting in sales and creative displays in the gift shop

  • Constructing exhibit materials and performing simple carpentry jobs

 

SAFFORD HOUSE

The 1883 Safford House Museum is the restored home of one the City’s earliest families and community leaders. Visitors step back in time and explore Anson Safford’s home and Victorian life in Tarpon Springs. Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Serving as docents, giving tours of the house

  • Cataloging and caring for the furnishings

  • Greeting visitors at the front desk

  • Caring for the heritage garden

  • Assisting with special events such as the Annual Victorian Christmas

 

HERITAGE MUSEUM

The Heritage Museum, located in Craig Park on scenic Spring Bayou, educates visitors on the relationship between the environment and the people who make Tarpon Springs their home. A tour of the museum includes information on prehistoric peoples through residents of Tarpon Springs during the Second World War. The museum also explores the role of the native landscape and marine environment in shaping the City’s history and culture. Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Serving as front desk receptionist

  • Assisting with special events

 

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY DEPOT MUSEUM
The restored 1909 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot serves as the home of the Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society. The Depot displays exhibits that tell the fascinating and unique history of the community and houses the Society’s archives, a collection of maps, documents, and several thousand historic photographs. The Society holds meetings and events at the Depot and at other sites throughout the City. The Society needs volunteers to help in the following areas:

  • Serving as receptionist or docent

  • Working in the museum shop

  • Assisting in the archives with cataloging and research requests

  • Assisting at special events

  • Conducting independent research

  • Recording oral histories

  • Preparing and serving

 

To get started as a volunteer, call us at 727.937.0686 or email info@tarponarts.org!