Get Involved

You have a passion for the arts.  Now you can share it.

If are interested in volunteering or joining the MPOW planning team, please email us at for more information.

Event Volunteer Position Descriptions

  • Performers: Detroit students begin their field trip with a 60-minute performance by university students.  We are looking for a wide variety of creative and well-prepared acts to be featured in our performance. Performers are  encouraged to also participate as workshop leaders or day volunteers.
  • Workshop Leaders: University volunteers lead Detroit students in interactive and hands-on workshops. Past workshops include dance, singing, improv, beat-boxing, and drumming. Workshop leaders should be comfortable working with energetic youth and experienced in the art form they are leading.
  • Group Leaders: University volunteers develop relationships with a group of Detroit students by leading them to their various workshops through the day.  No performance experience necessary! Tasks include directing students to appropriate workshop locations, assisting at lunch, and bringing tons of passion and energy!

MPOW Staff Positions

  • Finance Committee: applying for grants, soliciting donations, creating fundraising events, finding food donors for lunches, overseeing the SOAS (Student Organization Accounts Service) account, collecting records of spending and fundraising, keeping accurate and up-to-date accounts of all MPOWs spending and fundraising, and creating projections of needed fundraising.
  • Transportation Liaisonreserving buses, contacting schools about pick up times and number of children, communicating location and scheduling to bus companies, and possibly being on one of the buses to ensure the transport goes smoothly.
  • School Liaisonspreading the message of our program to schools in Detroit, keeping track of the number of children participating in the day of events, communicating details of the program with the schools, handling liability issues with youth field tripping on buses, and possibly going to the schools to directly recruit schools to attend MPOWs program.
  • Performance Coordinatorcreating a vision for the performance that includes various disciplines of the arts, contacting and gathering performers to put together the performance program, running one or two rehearsals to put the whole show together. This committee is more organization-driven than creativity-driven, as we want the performances to be created mostly by the performers.
  • Public Relations/Marketing: creating attractive print materials and a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation to these audiences, creating and maintaining the MPOW website, maintaining the MPOW Maize Page, and getting word out through Facebook, posters, etc.

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