Come be a part of a Social-Cultural Experience!

What happens when social convening converges with artistic performance? You get a fabulously rich and transformative experience of people, culture, and place. At the Red Poppy Art House, we produce 140 such events annually, and we’re always looking for people to come out once or twice a month to assist. Volunteering even just once a month wins you free access to all the performances throughout the year.

Volunteer shifts include helping to set up the performance space, engaging with guests and community members, and then occupying one of two roles: handling admissions at the door (and welcoming guests as they arrive), or concessions at the counter. Each night requires two volunteers (sign up with a friend?) that join with two Poppy hosts that, together, serve to transform an ordinary evening into a spontaneous present-time exchange between artists and community/audience members.  In the process, you might find your own social-cultural horizon expanding!

For more information on volunteering at the Poppy, contact
To sign-up directly for a volunteer shift, go to

Romantic Volunteerism

Romantic_VolunteerismAlright, here it is, the latest community engagement plan at the Red Poppy Art House. We call it “Romancing the Arts.” Are you in a relationship and looking to bring a little more adventure into your coupledom? Well come be the couple on staff for a night at the Poppy! Enjoy high-caliber artistic performances in the candle-lit intimacy of the Red Poppy Art House while making a real difference in your local arts community. It’s a whole new romantic volunteer experience. We welcome straight, queer, bi, trans, and mixed couples of all generations, as well as creative singles deciding to couple for just a night. Come put your romance to work for real, and watch your romance work for you!

Volunteer for one of the two options: a counter volunteer for concessions, or a door volunteer taking admission. Don’t worry, the distance between your partner and yourself is not too far, plus this gives you the opportunity to hone your non-verbal communication skills as you eye each other across the room. Call time is 6pm for all events unless otherwise specified. Visit our event page here. See an event you don’t want to miss? Sign up for the opportunity at our VolunteerSpot page here.

Concessions Runner

If you enjoy getting out to the grocery store, particularly on someone else’s dime, this could be the role for you! Volunteers help us to go on errands to stock-up on concessions for performances and our events each week. Access to a vehicle is preferred but not a definite requirement for this role.

If you are interested in going on concessions runs, contact

If you’d like to get involved at the Red Poppy Art House, but can’t commit to a set amount of hours a week, you can “gift your skills” instead. Think of it as a way of offering your expertise when you want to, for however long you want to. For more information on gifting your skills or services, contact or 650-731-5383 and we will happily work with you to find projects that suit your interests and schedule. In short, there is wide range of work to be done and always a need for helpful hands.

Photo credit: Marisa Aragona