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  Marta Sanchez and FotoFest staff acknowledge out standing volunteers at the Thank You – Volunteer Party. Photograph courtesy of Fred Baldwin  

 

  Auction volunteer, Nancy Douthey, assists at the FOTOFEST2006 Fine Print Auction check out. Photograph courtesy of Don Eddy.  

  Meeting Place volunteer, Jake Mooney, announces portfolio time change. Photograph courtesy of Fred Baldwin.  

 

Volunteer with FotoFest

FotoFest welcomes volunteers and interns; they are one of the central supports of our organization. We are looking for interested and reliable people 18 years of age and older for special events including: FotoFun, a child-centered fundraiser for our educational program Literacy Through Photography (LTP), artist and exhibition receptions; and Saturday afternoon gallery hosts. Because of FotoFest’s national and international renown, we have worked with many interns and volunteers from the United States and abroad—we look forward to collaborating with both new and veteran volunteers!

It is not necessary to have an art or photography background. All we ask for is your enthusiasm, support, generosity, and willingness to learn new things. By volunteering, you will have the opportunity to learn about photography and meet others with similar interests. Because of FotoFest’s national and international renown, we have worked with many volunteers and interns from the United States and abroad.

Benefits of becoming a volunteer at FotoFest:

  • Learn more about photography and art
  • Volunteer Nights: A Special exhibition tours just for volunteers held the Wednesday evening befor Thursday exhibition openings
  • Private gatherings to meet other volunteers
  • Opportunity to join FotoFest's First Look Collectors Program at a discount rate (available after 8 volunteer shifts)

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome to FotoFest’s Spring 2014 season! The 15th consecutive Biennial VIEW FROM INSIDE, Contemporary Arab Video, Photography and Mixed Media Art is March 15, 2014 – April 27, 2014. We are looking for volunteers to participate in this Biennial by filling a variety of volunteer positions.

1. Gallery Hosting at the following three exhibition sites:

Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007
Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007

Exhibition hours are 11:00am – 6:00pm. There are two gallery hosting shifts per day: 11:00am – 2:30pm and 2:30pm – 6:00pm. Interested volunteers may sign up for as few or as many shifts as they like.

To sign up for gallery hosting shifts at any of the three locations listed above, please use the following link to FotoFest’s Volunteer Matters page: www.volunteermatters.com/login/fotofest

After you create an account (free and very user-friendly), you may sign-up for specific locations, days and shifts. Once you’ve signed up, you will receive e-mail reminders from VolunteerMatters (no-reply@closerware.com) about your upcoming shift. Please add this e-mail address to your safe e-mail list so that the reminder will not end up in your spam folder.

 

2. Meeting Place Portfolio Review

To volunteer for the Meeting Place Portfolio Review and for detailed information on specific volunteer opportunities in this area, please contact:

Marta Sanchez Philippe
meeting@fotofest.org
713-223-5522 ext. 16
Alonso Tapia-Benitez
meeting2@fotofest.org
713-223-5522 ext. 13.

 

3. Fine Print Auction

To volunteer for the Fine Print Auction and for detailed information on specific volunteer opportunities in this area, please contact:

Liz Wickersham
projects@fotofest.org
713-223-5522 ext. 14

 

4. Exhibitions

To volunteer for the Exhibitions and for detailed information on specific volunteer opportunities in this area, please contact:

Jennifer Ward
exhibits@fotofest.org
713-223-5522 ext. 18
Annick Dekiouk
exhibits2@fotofest.org
713-223-5522 ext. 10


Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, enthusiastic about the arts and reliable. It is not necessary to have an art or photography background. By volunteering, you will have the opportunity to learn about photography and meet others with similar interests.

 

If you have any questions and would like additional information, please contact:

Dina Shekhter
info@fotofest.org
713-223-5522 ext. 19
Meg Patch
volunteers@fotofest.org
713-223-5522 ext. 23

 

Click here to sign-up for all events http://www.volunteermatters.com/login/fotofest

Thanks again to our many volunteers who have supported FotoFest through their gift of time.

Dina Shekhter
Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
info@fotofest.org

 

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