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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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf  #encuentrodelcantopopular37  is sold out but don’t give up just yet, we have a waitlist going. Just head Over to our bio click on the Eventbrite link and follow the prompt to get on the waitlist. Tomorrow is going to be An awesome show and you don’t want to miss out on the talent we have lined up for you!  @bravatheater  From 8-10! .  @almasfronterizas   @nataliaalafavi   @djleydisofcuba  and JOHN SANTOS. .
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf *Familia, Please remember that Tickets to Encuentro Del Canto Popular are entirely free. But you have to register via eventbrite. Link in bio
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf This is the event schedule for paseo artístico leading all the way up to our big show of the night, encuentro del canto popular  @bravatheater  2781 24th st. From 8-10 this Saturday December 1st. . We will providing only the best sounds for this by .  @djleydisofcuba  .  @almasfronterizas  .  @nataliaalafavi  . And the legend John Santos! . This years encuentro will be FREE and you don’t want to miss out. . More information @ paseoartistico.org
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    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Saturday, Dec. 1st—We are teaming up with  @paseoartistico  to bring you the 37th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular, featuring the psychedelic Latin soul of Almas Fronterizas and Latin Jazz percussion legend John Santos. This year’s Encuentro will be an intimate concert at Brava Theater that is completely FREE to the public!  #encuentro   #paseoartistico   #johnsantos   #djleydis   #lafavi   #almasfronterizas 
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf This Saturday December 1st from 11:00-1:00pm Paseo Artistico is partnering with Precita Eyes to feature a tour and talk by local muralist Josue Rojas to discuss his “Enrique’s Journey” mural about immigration from Central America aboard the trains. . “Artist Josué Rojas is a practicing visual creator and an educator who relishes in learning and teaching the articulation of a potent human language – by using art as a response and celebration, not simply to life's inequities but to its bounty as well.” . This will a free event that you will now want to miss. .  #paseoartistico   #encuentrodelcantopopular   #encuentrodelcantopopular37 
  • This Saturday December 1st there will be a Screen printing
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf This Saturday December 1st there will be a Screen printing work shop with Calixto Robles and Other guest  @accionlatinasf  from 3-5pm. . “His work, which is inspired by the myths and symbols of the ancient traditions of Mexico, has been exhibited in galleries in Mexico, America, and France. Robles has been a member of the Society of Printmakers of California since 1993 and has taught silk–screen at Mission Grafica since 1992.” . You don’t want to miss out on this workshop! .  #paseoartistico   #encuentrodelcantopopular   #encuentrodelcantopopular37   #EDCP37   #calixtorobles 
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf We are proud to bring you  @almasfronterizas  this Saturday December 1st for our annual encuentro del canto popular  @bravatheater .  @almasfronterizas  will be serving you guys that psychedelic Indigenous soul they are known for. We will be having a dope line up that you don’t want to miss from 8-10. Photography by Arvel Hernandez
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf  #Repost   @paseoartistico  with  @get_repost  ・・・ *J U S T A D D E D A Vision Boarding workshop with our very own Ms. Kisai Henriquez  @iasikhealingbrujx  of the Comm(UNITY) group! Don’t miss it! 3pm-5pm at Acción Latina 2958 24th sf ca. And, as always all of Paseo‘s workshops are completely FREE  #paseoartistico   @paseoartistico   @accionlatinasf   @iasikhealingbrujx 
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf  @djleydisofcuba  will be blessing our stage with her turntables mixing up rumba, timba, and that Cuban hip-hop sound for our annual encuentro del canto popular. This year we will be bringing you this show for FREE! You don’t want to miss out. . December 1st  @bravatheater  2781 24th street San Francisco. From 8-10pm.