Share your time and talents to help us achieve our vision.
To apply for a volunteer position during Traditions Weeks or the Roots Music & Arts Festival/Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention, please click the "Apply Now" button below. You will receive a confirmation email.
NOTE: Even if you have already submitted a volunteer application form, we ask that you submit a new application from the website.
Volunteer applications will be accepted until July 7, 2023. Early applicants always get the best pick of jobs. Don't delay!
For each class period, there is a one to one match for volunteer service and earning a free class as a student. For each class period that you serve as a volunteer, Monday through Friday, you will earn a free class period to attend as a student. The free class can be during any of the three Traditions Weeks.
Some classes are two periods per day. You may choose to volunteer for two periods to earn either a single two-period class OR two one-period classes. If you volunteer for a one-period class and want to enroll as a student in a two-period class, you will need to pay for the additional period.
Tradition Week shifts are one and three-quarters hours (one class period, plus 15 minutes before and after) per day. There may also be additional time coordinating with and supporting the instructor asynchronous to the class period, most likely in the weeks prior to that instructor's class.
Enrollment preference will be given to paying students in the case of full classes.
For more information, contact:
Support Common Ground On The Hill with your basic tech skills! With our second summer online, volunteers areas important as ever in supporting the delivery of online classes. If you are a user of Zoom, you likely already have the skills needed and training will also be available.
Classes are offered in the main categories of Distinctive Lectures, Literary/Performance Arts, Music, Dance, Movement, Human Arts, and Visual Arts. Please see the catalog for offerings in each area. If you have a particular category of interest, we will do our best to match your volunteer time with it.
Typical tasks for assisting individual instructors VIRTUALLY (Traditions Week 1, June 26-30) include:
Typical tasks for assisting IN-PERSON (Traditions Week 2, July 2-7) include:
Typical tasks for assisting at the IN-PERSON FESTIVAL (July 8) include:
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Schedule a week or two, or three! Or, just sprinkle some classes in between other commitments.