Volunteer opportunity description

Date: Saturday, December 11th, 2021

Time: 11am-4pm


Help wrap gifts, decorate and beautify The Actors Theatre Workshop (ATW) in preparation for their Annual Holiday Party and Class for Homeless Children. Prepare the facility for their annual year-end celebrations of The Builders of the New World, ATW's award-winning after-school theater-arts education program, which has been serving homeless and at-risk youth living in NYC's temporary housing facilities since 1995.


Volunteers will:

  • Repair and hang Christmas lights around our lobby, hallways, studios and theater.

  • Finish installation, decorating and draping of a Christmas tree.

  • Do light cleaning - sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning windows and other surfaces, picking up and disposing of odd-shaped or odd-textured items that cannot be swept or vacuumed. Cleaning products used: Windex, Dirtex, Pine-Sol, Endust/Pledge, Goo Gone and other similar products with different brand names.

  • Light lifting and climbing on a ladder or step stool is required for much of this work. We have 10’ ceilings and therefore use 6’ - 8’ ladders to hang decorations.

  • Wrap gifts for the children.


Other possible tasks:

  • For volunteers comfortable using tools: small repairs include tightening screws, using a hammer and nails or a staple gun to fasten items.

  • Organizing storage for excess supplies and donations. This would include lifting and moving boxes and furniture.

  • Inventory for the children’s parties.

  • Purchasing or picking up supplies. (ATW will provide cash). 


Other important info:

  • Volunteers must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination in advance. Masks will be worn. 

  • We will be videotaping and photographing for our archives, and will distribute Video Releases upon arrival.

  • Participants must dress comfortably: sneakers / flat shoes and clothes they can move around in.

  • Rooms may become crowded.

  • Participants should arrive at 11am and stay for the whole event, until 4pm. Please do not sign up if you cannot stay for the whole time.  

  • Participants with fir or pine tree pollen allergies should take allergy medication before arriving.

  • Please bring a can-do attitude to the work for the day!

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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About the organization

The Actors Theatre Workshop, Inc.

Rebecca Easley Li
Daily Manager
(212) 947-1386 ext. 0
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