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Help kids achieve their dreams

Volunteer at a show

guide students

help with classes

Transform a child's life

Find a way to help

share your talents

sew costumes


Background Check:

All Patel Conservatory volunteers must undergo a background check prior to volunteering. Please email your legal name and primary area of service (Dance, Theater, or Music) to Gil Livesay at Look for an email from Career Builder Employment Services with the link to begin the process. If not found after two business days please check your Junk/Spam folder.

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Volunteer Opportunities include:


Assist young performers backstage and in the dressing rooms with costumes, hair, and make-up. Escort performers to/from stage wings and photo sessions. Annual background check needed. Please contact Gil Livesay at 813-222-1029 or to let him know of your interest.  Here are some instructions and helpful tips for backstage volunteers.

Costume Shop

Use hand or machine sewing to alter or repair costumes. Iron or steam costumes. Take apart seams. Attach name tags, flowers. No experience necessary!

Teacher Appreciation

Help with activities and gifts to give our hard-working faculty and staff a much-needed treat.

Cast Parties / After-Parties

Bring a dish for a putoluck or help with planning, set-up, decorations, activities, and/or clean-up.

Spirit Shop

Help us operate our online store. New ideas for branded products are always welcome! All proceeds from our Spirit Shop benefit Patel Conservatory students.