Volunteer & Work Trade

The dancer community is the heart of AMC. We would not be able to dance each week without the support of dancers who volunteer their time to serve this dance community. Volunteering is a meaningful way to participate in and contribute to the AMC community.

There are many ways to participate, from helping run the dance, to helping with administration, participating in AMC Governance and decision making, grant-writing, promotion, developing AMC programs… use your imagination!

Some positions are also paid, especially programs which are mission critical or part of programs which have received grants or substantial donations.

How you you like to participate?
Tell our Volunteer Coodinator and get connected!


Are you interested in hearing about open volunteer slots or special volunteer and work trade opportunities? Sign up for the Volunteer Newsletter to get updates!

They only go out when additional help is needed and it’s easy to unsubscribe if your situation changes.

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Setup/Breakdown Volunteers/Work-Trade

One way of participating is to help setup and breakdown for a dance wave! Each time you help setup and breakdown, you’re invited to a free dance the wave you work (after set up and before break down) and you’ll receive a voucher to dance at another regular AMC dance for free. Two setup/breakdown shifts are available at each dance.


Sunday Setup/Breakdown Shift Sign-Up
(See who you’ll be working with.)

Friday Setup/Breakdown Shift Sign-Up
(See who you’ll be working with.)




When you sign up for shift, please:

  • Arrive on time. Your shift times will be emailed to you.
  • Stay for the full shift. We need your help before and after the dance.
  • Have fun! Connect with people. Dance passionately. Volunteer again!


What do I have to do?

Check in with the Room Coordinator (RC) when you arrive for your shift. Your RC will work with you and the other volunteer to make sure everything is ready for the dance. Before you enter the dance, ask your RC when you should return to complete the end of your shift. Volunteers are typically able to participate in the opening circle, but may need to return to the RC before the closing circle.

All volunteers greet dancers as they arrive and ask dancers to sign in and pay. The work for each dance is different (see below) and tasks may change from week to week.

  • Sunday, First Dance: Set up for the dance and help with the entry table.
  • Sunday, Second Dance: Help with the entry table and break-down the dance.
  • Friday: Help with the entry table and set up and break down for the wave

Work may include lifting and carrying small containers, helping setup the sound system (including carrying speakers, taping cables, etc.), handling cash, and communicating with the RC about how to record different types of payments. If you have a special need or have any questions about volunteering, please email the Volunteer Coordinator.

Need to cancel your volunteer shift? Please use the cancellation link in your confirmation email. As a courtesy, please also email the Volunteer Coordinator.


What shifts are available?

The easiest way to find an open shift is to use the Volunteer Sign-Up button. You can also see which shifts have already been taken below. Sunday shifts are listed as 7:30 (for first wave) and 10:30 (for second wave), and Friday’s shift is listed as 6:30. Two volunteer shifts are available for each wave.

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