Sep 9, 2015

Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer During Open Source

by: Carly Rapaport-Stein

You can learn something new. Artist talks, lectures, panels, creative art making –Open Source is chock-full of opportunities to expand your horizons.

You can meet other great people. Mural Arts staff are passionate about what we do, and we attract volunteers who are passionate about art and ideas. You should definitely spend October getting to know us!

You can see incredible art up close. World-class artists from Philadelphia and around the globe converged in Philadelphia to create profound, thought-provoking art. Get to know the works and stories of Open Source thoroughly by volunteering at our Hub Space, the information central for Open Source.

You can be a part of making history. It’s the biggest site-specific outdoor exhibition in Philadelphia’s history. Don’t you want to be a part of it?

You can get an inside look at Mural Arts. Ever wonder how we do what we do? Volunteering is a great opportunity to get an inside peek at our day-to-day operations.

You can attend an exclusive, volunteer and staff only party. Shhh. You’re invited, but you have to volunteer first!

You can go to some of the most interesting institutions in Philadelphia. What do the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Franklin Institute, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts have in common? They’re all sites for Open Source events!

You can score Mural Arts swag. There’s an awesome Mural Arts Open Source t-shirt beckoning at you!

You can make a huge difference. We can’t do Open Source alone. Volunteers are a crucial part of creating a powerful, fun, artistically significant month of public programs.

You can have an enormous amount of fun. With incredible art, interesting ideas, and fantastic people, volunteering in October is going to be a blast!

Ready to volunteer? Great! Sign up here for events and sign up here to staff the Hub Space.

Still have questions? Email Carly at

Last updated: Jan 27, 2016

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