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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    1 month ago by accionlatinasf Posted  @withrepost  •  @paseoartistico  Happy Friday comunidad, we hope you’re having an amazing week! We want to again thank everyone that came out last Saturday to Paseo Artistico as well as share with you these amazing shots that were captured by  @bethlaberge ! • • ¡Feliz viernes comunidad, queremos agradecer nuevamente a todos los que vinieron el pasado sábado a Paseo Artistico. Queremos compartir con ustedes estas fotos increíbles que fueron capturadas por  @bethlaberge !
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    1 month ago by accionlatinasf  @paseoartistico  Another successful Paseo thanks to all the artists, and those who came out! Don’t miss the next Paseo Artistico on June 8th: Pecha Kucha 2, named for the presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. Pecha Kucha 2 is sure to be another wonderful event featuring the presentations of artists, accompanied by their works and other festivities!
  • Our next art exhibition is around the corner! Come by
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Our next art exhibition is around the corner! Come by on Saturday June 29 for our opening reception of Livin’ for the City featuring art by father and son duo George Crampton and George Crampton-Glassanos (  @crazycrab415  ). See how they create paintings and drawings born of a fascination with things that move in and around our city. Music by  @wray_velez  and Anais Velez.
  • Wow! We are still absolutely energized by the amazing turnout
    4 weeks ago by accionlatinasf *Wow! We are still absolutely energized by the amazing turnout on Friday 5/24 for the New Metstizx opening. Thanks to everyone who came out and folks who volunteered to make it an amazing, smooth experience for the several hundred people who came! It takes teamwork to make the dream work—on the Acción Latina side, Cultural Arts Manager Fátima Ramirez who worked beside Sami to get the work done! Acción Latina Team: Korina Moreno, Allison Martinez, Sage Mace, Olivia Peña, Alex Chavarria, Gerald Solares, Emilio Victorio-Sanchez and Nate Olivares Giles! Noelle Durant and Alvaro Lacayo for holding down the bar. Thanks
  • Join us at 6 PM on June 8 after paseoartistico
    1 month ago by accionlatinasf Join us at 6 PM on June 8 after  @paseoartistico  We’re hosting the third tribute night for Roque Dalton who was a Salvadoran Poet! Our MCs for the evening will be Maya Chinchilla and Norman Zelaya. Community discussion facilitated by Leticia Hernandez. Celebrating with dance, poetry, and food! See you at Accion Latina 2958 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 Poster Art by  @josue .rojas.art
  • Join us at the Closing Reception to hear 5 artists
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Join us at the Closing Reception to hear 5 artists discuss their multidimensional work in depth and consider how their art is representative of their survival, resistance, and their power. Photo by  @been .milky Featuring art by: ALYSSA AVILES . CECILIA CASSANDRA . HARVEY LOZADA HYPHYWYPHY . JOE RAMOS . MALAYA TUYAY . MONICA MAGTOTO . KATE DASH . PINAY LIMINALITY . PINXYS RISING BY NICKEL RIVERA AND NARCE GUINTO . SAMI SEE . TITO GAVINA
  • Thank you brilliant powerful artistas for sharing your amazing art
    4 weeks ago by accionlatinasf *Thank you brilliant, powerful artistas for sharing your amazing art with us!  #shineon !
  • The New Mestizx art exhibition is now open at the
    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf The New Mestizx art exhibition is now open at the Juan R. Fuentes Gallery and will run through June 15. Twelve Latinx and Filipinx artists are featured in this multimedia show. We have some of their art and merchandise for sale! Check it out at Action Latina (24th St & Alabama). 1/2  @alyssamariahaviles   @Ceciliacassandra   @whysf   @been .milky  @mah .lie.yuh  @samiseeart 
  • Joyous Visit! Thanks Reyna for stopping by! In this pick
    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf *Joyous Visit! Thanks Reyna for stopping by! In this pick, Reyna Maldonado of La Guerrera’s Kitchen and Acción Latina Director, Josué Rojas snap a pick with the latest El Tecolote. If you haven’t already, check out the feature in the latest issue and if your free Saturday June 1st, 1pm-7pm consider stopping by Their new space at 954 Fruitvale Ave. Oakland, for food, art, music and community! Wishing Reyna and her amazing mother an amazing grand opening!  @laguerreraskitchen   @eltecogram   @accionlatinasf 
  • The New Mestizx art exhibition is now open at the
    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf The New Mestizx art exhibition is now open at the Juan R. Fuentes Gallery and will run through June 15. Twelve Latinx and Filipinx artists are featured in this multimedia show. We have some of their art and merchandise for sale! Check it out at Action Latina (24th St & Alabama). 2/2  @magtotoart   @pinayliminality   @pinxysrising   @titogavina   @hyphywyphy  Joe Ramos