Volunteer Opportunities

For nearly 50 years, our dedicated volunteers have become the heart and soul of our programs. Acción Latina is always accepting applications for those individuals interested in working to enhance our mission of promoting cultural arts, community media and civic engagement as a way of building healthy and empowered Latino communities. With your generous time and efforts, we can continue to be of service and a safe space for our community.

If you’re interested in volunteering with Acción Latina, please fill out our volunteer form. Below are some examples of volunteer opportunities currently available through our various programs:

In our Cultural Arts Programming:

As an organization located in the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, Accion Latina is in the center of a world-class neighborhood with the largest concentration of murals, art, and culture. Every other second Saturday of the month we produce and participate in the Paseo Artistico Art Stroll series that brings free arts programming to the neighborhood.  We also annually participate in an array of literary, visual and performing arts events including MAPP, Litquake, Flor y Canto, CARNAVAL, and many more. Since 1982 we’ve also produced an annual musical concert, the Encuentro Del Canto Popular, to celebrate Latin American music with a social justice message.

In our Juan R. Fuentes Gallery:

Those volunteers interested in the arts can assist in our beautiful art gallery by working with our staff on event planning, helping to install and de-install exhibitions, assisting with opening receptions, preparing materials associated with the exhibitions, documenting the process of exhibitions through photography and videography, etc.

In our Community Media Program:

Every two weeks we produce an issue of El Tecolote, the bilingual newspaper we’ve been publishing since 1970, which is created primarily by volunteers. We always need writers, photographers, translators, graphic designers, social media and proofreaders.

In our Historical Archives:

For individuals interested in San Francisco or Mission District history and archival materials, we have numerous projects that involve scanning photos and other ephemera, conducting research, cataloging materials, and preparing for presentations that showcase materials from our archives. Each Spring we hold a two-day exhibit at the Old Mint San Francisco History Days and showcase years worth of Latino archives to over 10,000 unique visitors.

In our Multimedia Projects:

Volunteers interested in multimedia arts such as photography, videography, audio engineering, graphics and web design, social media, and more can assist in all areas of the organization on creative projects.

In our Marketing and Promotional Efforts:

Volunteers interested in assisting with our promotional and marketing campaigns are welcome to help create and distribute press releases for gallery exhibitions and cultural arts events, developing and maintain contact with arts communities within the Bay Area, learn to analyze audience reach of social media platforms including but not limited to: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and our official websites, maintain an up-to-date subscriber’s email contact list, and update the social media platforms as needed.

 

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    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Cuéntale a tu comadre, compadre y amigxs! ENCUENTRITOS ARE BACK at Acción Latina! We kick off our first session next Saturday August 10 from 5-8 PM featuring  @mayandynasty  and Pedro Rosales’ Afro-Peruvian rhythms. Nos vemos el próximo Sábado después de  @paseoartistico  en la Mission! ✨Design by  @lsiete7 
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    1 month ago by accionlatinasf Hola! I’m Fátima, the Cultural Arts Manager at Acción Latina, and I will be taking over our IG account this week while I participate in the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Leadership Institute in San Antonio, Texas. I travelled here with my 15 month old son and my mom porque this is what being a working mom looks like for me and my familia. Shout out to the  #nalac  team and my Accion Latina family particularly  @josue .rojas.art and  @southwestairlines  for being so supportive and making our travel and accommodations possible! Today was Day 1 of our program,
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Check out  @louda .badhombres at Encuentritos this Saturday from 5-8 PM at Accion Latina. They’ll be performing along  @mayandynasty  and Pedro Rosales’s Afroperuvian band. See you there!
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    1 month ago by accionlatinasf Thank you  @sfchronicle_datebook  for the light! We really appreciate the profile on  @crazycrab415  which will run through August 23rd at Acción Latina’s Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, 2958 24th St. ❤️
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    2 days ago by accionlatinasf Last week to check out Livin’ for the City by father-son duo George Crampton and George Crampton-Glassanos at Accion Latina’s Juan R Fuentes Gallery. Don’t miss your chance to see our most art packed and vibrant show of the year! Closing reception is this Friday at 6 PM.
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    1 month ago by accionlatinasf It was Day 6 in San Antonio today (our Graduación) so this will be my last post of the IG takeover this week. What an amazing experience at NALAC’s Leadership Institute! Amigxs and lessons for a lifetime of conocimiento and an aventura for my mom who joined me this week to take care of my baby while I participated in a leadership workout with 30 other Latinx artists and art administrators from around the country including Puerto Rico. Plus an inspiring keynote address by Gonzalo Casals, the Director of the Leslie-Lohman Museum in Nueva York. Applications for next year’s 20th
  • This is Day 4 in San Antonio and we got
    1 month ago by accionlatinasf This is Day 4 in San Antonio and we got into the nitty gritty at NALAC’s Leadership Institute—fundraising, planning our artistic season, discussing the difference between a leader and a manager ( yup there’s a difference between initiating direction/change and maintaining systems and planning efforts). We also laughed, reflected and visited the McNay Museum particularly checking out their TransAmerica(n) exhibit celebrating transgender representation in art—this is what moving from artistic style to substance looks like.  #nalaqueros   #nli2019   #nalac   #latinoLeaders   #beyourselfeveryoneelseistaken   #hotchairsforrebelgirls 
  • Its Friday and Day 5 of the Institute! Cant believe
    1 month ago by accionlatinasf It’s Friday and Day 5 of the Institute! Can’t believe we graduate from the program tomorrow! My brain was stretched today with conversations on budgets, governance and language. I learned that budgets aren’t just numbers—they’re about the values we associate with our work. Might be obvious, but it felt like a moment because when you reframe it like this you question why we pay consultants more than community leaders who also facilitate and guide our work. We also visited the Say Si organization in San Antonio. Can I say “¡Guao!” What an amazing and beautiful place!  #Nalaqueros   #NLI2019   #LatinoNationTime   #equitableBudgets 
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    1 month ago by accionlatinasf This is still Fátima Ramírez reporting from San Antonio, TX. It’s Day 3 of my participation in NALAC’s Leadership Institute. Yesterday Dr. Tomas Ybarra-Frausto said, “Artists build what is not here,” and it got me thinking about the superpower artists have to advocate for ideas that create our imagined future. Like Evonne Gallardo said “Art in society is not the icing but the flour in the cake.” Artistic minds are valuable assets to solving our problems so not only is it worth it to advocate for the arts but it’s absolutely necessary to reshape our present and open doors for
  • Bueno today was Day 2 at the NALAC Leadership Institute
    1 month ago by accionlatinasf Bueno today was Day 2 at the NALAC Leadership Institute, and there are a lot of lessons I’m chewing on. Two questions posed by Dr. Maribel Álvarez for all cultural partners to consider is “What would our community lose if we weren’t doing what we do?” “What is worth winning?” As Dr. Tomas Ybarra-Frausto said, “Culture is the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves.”  #NoLlegamosAyer  “NoNosVamosMañana  #HereToStayAndRiseUp   #nalaqueros   #LatinoNationTime   #NLI2019  Also muchas gracias  @centrogaleriaeva  for welcoming us and nourishing us with delicious food, art and community! Group photo by:  @annieysaldana