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Portland, OR

The Portland Blues and Jazz Dance Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon. PB&J is designed to balance the organizational load of running a dance venue and community Blues events among multiple leaders, as well as give the community a wide range of people to work with. A lateral and consensus-driven organizational structure encourages participation from the community by making organizers accessible, integrated, and individually empowered to affect change.  We exist to create a safe, sustainable, and vibrant Blues and Jazz dance community through the free exchange of ideas, utilization of community knowledge, and promotion by example. PB&J seeks to reignite public interest in partnered dancing and grow Blues as a dance form through the exploration of various styles of movement and promotion of both solo and partnered social dancing.  This organization was created and is run by dancers. We love blues music and we want you to love it too. Come dance with us!

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Volunteer Opportunities

All volunteers get into the dance and beginner lesson for free the night of their shift. Volunteers for Tuesday Blues will also receive $2 off the monthly Intermediate Series lesson the night of their shift, should they choose to participate and pay for the remainder of the lesson cost. Check out our Volunteer Positions below!

If you have never volunteered for us before, you will need to be trained by one of our Operations Directors.

 

 

Tuesday Blues
Volunteers

Click on the link below to register as a new YourVolunteer or sign up to add Tuesday Blues to your existing account:

Barefoot
Volunteers

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Please fill in ALL of the information with your full name, phone number, and email address.

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Volunteer Positions:

  • Door Shift: 45 minute shift. Working ticketing at the door, taking cash, credit cards, and punch cards, selling punch cards, recording all sales on our iPad, and dancing with 2 new people in need of a partner that night.
  • Floater Shift: 2 1/4 hour shift. You’ll potentially fill in at for the Door Shift as needed, help us set up the venue, change the lighting during announcements, or other needs as they arise during the event. The duties for this position varies and can range from more work to no work at all. This volunteer should also be dancing with 2 new people in need of a partner that night.
  • Clean-up Shift: 20-45 minute shift. Help our main Closer clean up the venue, pick up cups, sweep floors, pick up trash, and dancing with 2 new people in need of a partner that night. The cleaning help is as-needed by the main Closer, and this shift begins at 12am.
  • Set-up Shift (Barefoot Only): 1 hour shift. Set up the table for the front door, make sure lights are on, work the Door Shift as people arrive, and dancing with 2 new people in need of a partner that night.
 

 

We expect all volunteers to show up on time for their shifts. Prior notice needs to be given if you are going to be late or cannot make your shift for any reason.