“Many hands make light work” is an adage that describes what happens when like-minded people pull together to accomplish a task which would be impossible for just one person. AFAA is made up of a small staff, yet the productions we put on stage are more than “small staff” productions. They take a team of volunteers to pull off successfully. Years from now we hope to look back over our work at AFAA and see the hand of God working through the service of volunteers made up of our AFAA families.
The following are the areas for which we need volunteers in the course of a studio year. Please let the AFAA office staff know (firstname.lastname@example.org) in which areas you can volunteer, and thank you for your service!
There may be costumes for some productions that need to be made in-house. It is also great to have a seamstress we can call in a crisis (costume mishaps, broken zippers, etc.) during productions. A well-trained seamstress is an invaluable asset to a fine arts studio.
Set Design & Construction:
In the weeks leading up to productions, sets need to be designed and built. Those with an eye for design, as well as those handy with a saw and hammer, are needed to “set the stage” visually for an excellent performance.
Those gifted in the area of visual art are needed to come alongside us in making the sets. Artists work with set designers to bring life the designer’s vision, with beautiful scenes that add color and character to our productions.
When our guests enter an event or production venue, we want them to know immediately that this is not your run-of-the-mill function. The entry décor sets a warm & welcoming tone. Volunteer to help our events team if this area is of interest to you.
There are several events/productions for which we offer refreshments or concessions. We need a team of people willing to prepare items for this purpose.
We have found that most people fall into this group. It is made up of the people willing to show up to help in any way needed, including loading/unloading items for off-site productions; striking a set (breaking it down) after a production; cleaning up after a production, etc.