Volunteer at TADA!
There are many different ways to volunteer your time at TADA! Please have a look at the programs and projects below then complete the form here to be added to our volunteer list.
A strong Board is the cornerstone necessary to allow TADA! to realize its future goals. TADA!'s Board not only provides financial support, it also brings needed energy, skills and passion to support the organization's mission and operational needs. To build its ideal Board, TADA! is seeking: 6 passionate new Board Members; $10,000 minimum Give/Get combination; Cultural and professional diversity, with resources in areas including: finance, fundraising, media, celebrity representation, corporate and government relationships.
TADA!'s Board Members must meet core requirements, which include: Passionate belief in TADA!'s mission; Alignment with the following mission-based principles, that 1) TADA! is, first and foremost, a theater company; 2) TADA!'s fundamental contribution to children's lives is that it makes growing up easier; 3) TADA! serves a diverse group of children both economically and culturally; 4) All members must make a personally meaningful monetary annual gift;
Organizational leadership is also comprised of 5 committees that serve finite purposes that further the mission. Available committee slots include: Fund Development Committee (event planning and fundraising); Finance (analysis, direction and support); Board Development (recruitment and identification of prospects); and Audit (oversight and reporting). Committees meet at least quarterly.
TADA! seeks an out-going and enthusiastic individual to help TADA! with a special keepsake of congratulatory messages in honor of our 30th Anniversary. This endeavor will not only help generate much needed revenue through the sale of advertisements but can also help improve TADA!'s relationships throughout our local community and with the owners and customers of like-businesses.
- Goals: $10,000
- Essential skills: comfort on phone and with internet research
- Scheduling: 2-4 hours per week for 10-20 weeks
- Capacity: 1 volunteer
DATA MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
TADA! is on the brink of instituting a brand new database management program. Our old database is clunky and antiquated, but still has an immeasurable amount of important information. To help with this, TADA! seeks an eager volunteer to help us improve efficiency, communication, customer service by deleting duplicate entries. It's not glamorous work, but will streamline the efficiency our new database software.
- Goals: $3,000
- Essential skills: general computer knowledge, interest in leaning database management
- Scheduling: 2-4 hours per week for 6 weeks
- Capacity: 1 volunteer
Every few months TADA! has opportunities for volunteers to help us for a few hours. See TADA! shows for free and greet all of the young smiling faces who come to see them. Help us clean up our database and learn about how data is collected and stored. Chaperone an event and help take tickets. Stuff an envelope or 100.
PRO-BONO EVENT PLANNER
Be integral in planning the event you want to attend and host while TADA! foots the bill -- and a good cause is served! TADA! seeks a strong leader to help plan one major event annually including venue selection, invite design, auction offerings and everything in between.
PRO-BONO WEB DESIGNER
TADA! seeks a professional web designer to refresh the current site, including integration with Sales Force and a related event sales application; and incorporating a new brand identity from a style book. TADA! Youth Theater's website was created in 2008 and sufficiently represents the organization but could use streamlining and updating. Designer would work directly with an IT Manager and Marketing Manager who would provide background, content and assistance. Site would need to be flexible and easily edited after launch by TADA! staff through a CMS.
PRO-BONO GRAPHIC DESIGNER
TADA! seeks a professional graphic designer to help put together an approximately 48-page commemorative program journal in honor of the company's 30th Anniversary. Needs to be filled immediately.
TADA! seeks a professional videographer/documentarian to film interviews and events and compile them together for a short documentary. Organization has hours of footage to pull from as well as photos and other content already.
PRO-BONO PRESS REPRESENTATIVE
TADA! seeks an enthusiastic, well-connected and innovative professional to act as press representative for the organization or support TADA!'s press efforts. The goals for this individual include growing brand awareness and high-profile recognition on the eve of and during the company's 30th Anniversary celebration from Fall 2014 and 18 months beyond. Representative would work closely with Managing Director and Marketing Manager to expedite initiatives, and would brainstorm with staff on compelling pitches and initiatives.
TADA! seeks an accountant, well-versed in non-profit budgeting, audits and bookkeeping. This individual would help prepare annual financial statements for audit and explore and assess current policies and procedures to determine where TADA! can be more efficient. Accountant would work directly with Managing Director and part-time Business Manager. Interested parties should be competent in QuickBooks.
PRO-BONO IT CONSULTANT
TADA! seeks a computer genius who can provide university professor-style "office hours" for our staff of 10. During this time, staff can meet face-to-face and present nagging IT problems/questions/goals and receive hands-on training and help. Ideal volunteer would be available to come to TADA! for 3 hours each month.
MUSICAL THEATER DAY AT AN ARTS-POOR SCHOOL
TADA!'s highly regarded Arts Education programs have brought hundreds of thousands of young people exposure to the thrill of acting, singing, dancing and writing. Despite the difficult economic climate, the organization holds true to its vision of being completely accessible to children and families from all walks of life but schools continue to cut arts budgets and limit children's access to programs that enhance learning through the arts.
This project will bring a one-day Musical Theater workshop to a school that has expressed interest in enhancing their classroom curriculum but does not have the funds to support an extensive program with TADA!.
Goals: Children have the opportunity to be creative for a day and explore a community theme in a less traditional way; kids and school feel the value of this type of program by seeing a corporation give time and money to this type of project; school officials have the opportunity to showcase this type of program to potential funders and other decision-makers.
- Essential skills: None.
- Scheduling: 1 full day during the school year
- Capacity: 8-12 volunteers
- Associated costs: $2500 to cover the cost of Teaching Artists, transportation and lunch
USHERING THE ARTS
Each year, TADA! produces three professional musicals intended for family audiences and performed by talented kids between the ages of 8 and 18.
TADA! seeks 2 volunteers per performance to usher audience members from street level to their seats, run a concession stand and work with our house manager to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit to TADA!. Volunteers will also get to enjoy the performance and bring a child guest with them, and corporate partners have the opportunity to put sponsorship signage in lobby.
- Goals: a well-staffed lobby
- Essential skills: None. 1 child (age 8+) per adult volunteer welcome.
- Scheduling: 2.5 on Saturday and Sunday afternoons during performances
- Capacity: 2 volunteers per performance, 25-35 performances per production
- Associated costs: $100 per performance for the ticket value
PAINTING PUBLIC SPACES AT TADA! YOUTH THEATER
TADA! has inhabited our 2-floor theater and office space for more than a decade. We've recently begun to spruce up our space with support from corporate volunteers and now enjoy newly painted walls in our theater lobby and a glossy refinished floor in the rehearsal studio. The next project is to paint our stairwell and dressing rooms with a fresh coat and some brand identity to make our space welcoming to audiences and actors alike.
- Goals: clean and nice new walls!
- Essential skills: None.
- Scheduling: 1-2 days
- Capacity: 10-12 volunteers
- Associated costs: $2000 for supplies and food
CARPET REMOVAL AND MINOR CARPENTRY
Seeking 3-5 volunteers for 1/2 day carpentry project
Seeking volunteers with a vengeance! The current theater lobby carpet and stage need to be ripped up in order to lay newer, cleaner flooring and clean out a long-lost storage space. This project would be overseen by a professional carpenter and theater technician.
- Goals: clean and nice new walls!
- Essential skills: some strength and minimal carpentry skill
- Scheduling: 1/2 day
- Capacity: 3-5 volunteers
- Associated costs: $1000 for tools and lunch