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 *  #Repost   @paseoartistico  ・・・ *This Saturday, June 9 at Precita Eyes (2981 24th St.) at 12:30PM, children are invited to paint! Come through tomorrow for the Children’s Pop Up Mural.  #paseoartistico   #precitaeyes   #calle24   #latinoculturaldistrict   #LaMision   #MissionArts 
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf * All the photos are still coming in but by all accounts  #paseoartistico   #missionpechakucha  was an epic success— * Thanks to all the amazing artists, community members, mothers, fathers, siblings, supporters and friends — who make up the fabric of the Mission arts culture that we love Your participation in the Mission Pecha Kucha made our year
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf *Vero Majano aka DJ Shorty and her print of Ted Pushinsky’s “Approach.”  #accionlatinasf   #latinoculturaldistrict 
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf ・・・ Paseo Artistico - Mission Pecha Kucha will feat. the legendary Irie vibes, of Mr Eric Norberg who will be talking about themes in his mural work. June 9 @ 2PM 2958 24th Acción Latina FREE  #paseoartistico   #irie   #spieirie 
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    2 days ago by accionlatinasf *This Saturday we’re hosting the Arhoolie Foundation for a very special presentation of rare archival Mexican and Mexican American music, vintage recordings taken from their massive “Frontera Collection.” If you’re a fan of Mexican music or a history buff, you definitely don’t want to miss this! — For more about Arhoolie & Frontera Collection, see the El Tecolote story (link in bio) original poster illo by our very own: Valeria Holguin  #arhoolierecords   #fronteracollection   #mexicanmusic   #traditionalmexicanmusic 
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf *Xicana Power will be PRESENTE! ・・・ *J U S T A D D E D The one and only Favianna Rodriguez! She will be unveiling her grand plan for a mural in the Mission! At Precita Eyes! Today! Don’t miss it! SCHEDULE (All events are FREE) Precita Eyes - 2981 24th St. 11:00AM Bilingual Mural tour (sign up or show up at Precita) 12:30PM Children’s Pop Up Mural 2PM-4PM Pecha Kucha Women muralists in the Mission; Agana, Twin Walls (Elaine Chu and Marina Perez-Wong) Lucia Ippolito and JUST ADDED Favianna Rodriguez. Alley Cat Books - 3036 24th St. 1PM-3PM: Children’s
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf June 9 Paseo Artistico "Mission Pecha Kucha" Catch  @juana_alicia  at dance mission theatre 5pm! FULL SCHEDULE HERE! (All events are FREE) V V Precita Eyes - 2981 24th St. 11:00AM Bilingual Mural tour (sign up or show up at Precita) 12:30PM Children’s Pop Up Mural 2PM-4PM Pecha Kucha Women muralists in the Mission; Agana, Twin Walls (Elaine Chu and Marina Perez-Wong) and Lucia Ippolito. Alley Cat Books - 3036 24th St. 1PM-3PM: Children’s Film, and piñata making workshop with Marco Razo 3PM-5PM: Pecha Kucha featuring Juan Fuentes, Veronica Solis and Calixto Robles Accion Latina/Juan Fuentes Gallery - 2958 24th St.
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    1 month ago by accionlatinasf *Here at  @accionlatinasf  we would like to take this time to congratulate our own Diane Landaverde for completing her bachelors this weekend. She now holds a BA in Criminal Justice and Latinx Studies! Congrats on reaching your goals, hermana! Thank you for filling our space with joy and ☀️☀️chispa! Abrazos from team  #accionlatinasf