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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. Volunteers are provided with complimentary show tickets based on number of hours served as a small token of our appreciation.

See below for details on available opportunities:

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PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The Performing Arts Center, a 300-seat state-of-the-art theater located inside historic City Hall, offers exciting performances and concerts throughout the year that bring 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:

  • Serve as an usher or Front of House

    • Greet patrons, take tickets, help guests find their seats, distribute show programs, and more!

      CULTURAL CENTER

      The Cultural Center, built in 1915 as Tarpon Springs’ City Hall, is home to a quaint 85-seat theater that hosts multiple community theater productions and other events throughout the year. Volunteers can assist in the following ways:

      • Serve as an usher or Front of House

        • Greet patrons, take tickets, help guests find their seats, distribute show programs, and more!

      • Assist during special exhibits or events

      SAFFORD HOUSE

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

      • Serve as a docent, giving guided tours of the house

      • Care for the heritage garden

      • Assist 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:

      • Serve as an usher or Front of House

      • Greeting patrons, take tickets, help guests find their seats, distribute show programs, and more!

      • Assist during special exhibits or 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. Contact them directly to find out how you can help at (727) 943-4624.

      To get started as a volunteer, call us at 727.942.5605 or email info@tarponarts.org!