Volunteer Opportunities

Community Music Center benefits from the help of many wonderful volunteers and can always use more! Here are some of the areas CMC can use help with:

  • Front office reception
  • Mailings
  • Poster and flier distribution
  • Staffing outreach events
  • Concert setup, ushering and donations
  • Event and concert photography
  • Others as needed

If you are interested in volunteering, please email amitchell@sfcmc.org.

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Community Music Center is creating partnerships that help move our work forward and help corporations meet their Corporate Social Responsibility goals through engaging and impactful activities. Volunteer activities are designed to connect volunteers with CMC’s mission of making music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial means. Whether it’s giving critical project support to CMC’s marketing and fundraising efforts or hand-on projects working with CMC students, volunteers are afforded moments to see the difference music makes in people’s lives.

Corporate Volunteer Framework
Recent Partners
Recent Projects
Types of Volunteer Projects
Get Started
Corporate Volunteer Framework

  • For individuals and teams (up to 20 people)
  • On-site at CMC’s Mission District Branch, at another location offering CMC programs, or at corporate site
  • CMC Volunteer coordinator provides project support and supervision
  • Custom designed volunteer projects to suit both partner and CMC objectives
  • Volunteer activities can range in length from half or full days on-site, to ongoing support over a period of months
Thank you Autodesk volunteers!

Thank you Autodesk volunteers!

Recent Partners
Wells Fargo

Recent Projects

Autodesk | November 2016
Autodesk volunteers designed an historical installation for Field Day at CMC to turn the Mission Branch waiting room into a timeline of historical photos and a video about history of CMC.

Dropbox | October 2016
In a continuing partnership with Dropbox, a five-person team from Dropbox worked on two projects with CMC’s historical assets: a beautification project with old photos and archiving CMC’s photos and articles.

“It was lot of fun and rewarding to see the pictures/articles, and to know that we contributed a little to preserving CMC’s amazing history.” Dropbox volunteer

Dropbox at Community Music Center

Dropbox team with project photos.

Google | July – September 2016
CMC received the expert support of two volunteers from the Google for Nonprofits program. They helped with CMC’s Google My Business account, Youtube channel, and analytics tracking.

Google | September 2014 – Present
A generous Google AdWords expert has helped CMC take full advantage of our free Google for Nonprofits AdWords account. His expertise and ongoing support during monthly phone meetings has helped us raise the visibility of our programs for both potential students and donors.

Autodesk Month of Impact | June 2016
A five-person volunteer team spent the day at CMC working directly with our Marketing team on developing branding, a communications plan, and a social media strategy for an anniversary event.

Dropbox Day of Action | April 2016
Community Music Center was one of ten Mission District-based organizations that benefited from Dropbox’s Day of Action volunteer day. A team of two Dropbox employees who are passionate about music created a short video for CMC’s young musicians about the connection between music and their careers in the tech industry.

Salesforce | April 2016
A Salesforce employee worked with the CMC’s Development team to customize CMC’s Salesforce platform.

Googlers Give Local | November 2015
Community Music Center was part of Googlers Give Local 2016.
A team of three Google employees worked at CMC for a week to create a database manual for our online registration system.

Types of Volunteer Projects
Here are some suggested projects that support CMC’s work with students of all ages. CMC also welcomes the opportunity to design volunteer projects along with our corporate partners.

Preserve CMC’s History

For teams of four people

Delve into the history of one of San Francisco’s oldest arts organization. Community Music Center has a rich archive of historical photos, articles, and memorabilia spanning 95 years. This project involves scanning and indexing assets in order to preserve CMC’s history for generations to come.

Share Your Story with Young Musicians
For teams of up to 10 people

CMC is looking for volunteers who are passionate about music and savvy with media to design video, animated pieces, and/or digital stories about the connections between music and their careers. This media will be shared with the Young Musicians Program in an afternoon of music and conversation and may also be shared with CMC’s wider community.

Become a Media Mentor for our Young Musicians
For teams of up to five people
September 2016-June 2017

Help CMC’s students in the Young Musicians Program tell their stories. Mentor student leaders in the use of video, testimonials, and teacher interviews to share their experiences in the Young Musicians Program.

Adopt an Older Adult Choir
For a team of two people
September 2016-June 2017

See what the power of music can do! Community Music Center has an Older Adult Choir Program of 9 choirs for ages 55 and over at partner sites throughout San Francisco. This once a week, two-hour volunteer opportunity involves set-up, assisting with registration and attendance, clean-up, and enjoying joy-filled music!

Support CMC’s Summit of Older Adult Choirs
For a team of 15-20 people
Spring 2017

Imagine 200 voices singing in harmony on one stage. CMC’s Older Adult Choir Program will gather its 12 choirs at an event to celebrate the joy of music and creative aging. It’s a heart-warming afternoon with many opportunities for supporting and interacting with CMC’s vital older adult population. Volunteer opportunities include registration, ushering, and refreshments.

Get Started

Contact CMC’s Volunteer Coordinatoramitchell@sfcmc.org to learn more about corporate volunteer opportunities.