Volunteer opportunity description

Only Make Believe (OMB) brings interactive theater to chronically ill children in hospitals and care facilities. Our program exists to supplement child life and recreational therapy programs with a quality, interactive shared theatrical experience to help alleviate stress and promote a child’s normal growth and development while in a hospital setting. Every Only Make Believe performance is interactive, meaning that the children dress up in costumes and participate as characters in the performance. Every costume for the children is decorated by OMB volunteers at Costume Collectives.

Only Make Believe can arrange a special Costume Collective volunteering opportunity for your employees in your office. At an event running approximately 1-2 hours, volunteers can join in the fun in a conference room set up with all the supplies and use their artistic, inventive, crafty skills (and Google searches!) to create one-of-a-kind costumes for our kids. Volunteers can work on one project for a few minutes or spend an hour on more elaborate projects. OMB arrives at your office with all the materials to decorate the costumes, we provide an explanation of the program and the activity, assistance and guidance as needed, and when completed, we clean up and collect all the finished costumes to take to the OMB kids.

Dates & Time 
Costume Collectives can be held on a date and time of your choosing, pending OMB’s availability. The activity works best when scheduled for 1-2 hours. OMB staff requires 30-45 minutes to set up and 15-30 minutes to clean up. For a recurring Costume Collective, OMB staff would be available as needed.



No prior skills or knowledge required!


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Only Make Believe

Cary Simpson
Development Manager
(929) 506-2802
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