Here are a few different ways in which you can help as a volunteer:

When you become involved with the Jazz Arts Group as a volunteer, you help us support the performances and Jazz Academy programs that have such a positive impact on Columbus, Ohio. Volunteer opportunities are available for both short-term and ongoing projects.

Office Support

Office volunteers assist the Jazz Arts Group staff with a variety of administrative tasks, from hand addressing One Night Only invitations to sending out renewal letters and other major correspondence.

Office support volunteers should be available between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and are enlisted on an “as needed” basis. There is not an ongoing need for office support; you would receive a call from a JAG staff member when this kind of opportunity is available.


From helping at our annual fundraiser One Night Only to manning a booth at the Jazz & Ribs Festival, Jazz Arts Group loves having volunteer help at big events. Activities could include making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at a PBJ & Jazz concert, distributing literature at a major festival, or assisting with set-up and tear-down of One Night Only.

Most events take place in the evenings and on weekends. Volunteers receive complimentary admission to ticketed  events. Upcoming event dates include:

  • JazZoo!, July 11, 2015; July 17, 2015; July 31, 2015; August 7, 2015 – greet patrons at gate, pass out playbills/literature, set-up/tear-down, etc.
  • Jazz & Rib Fest, July 18-20, 2014 – greet attendees, represent JAG at booth, answer questions, pass out literature, etc.
  • PBJ & Jazz, November 15, 2014; December 6, 2014; January 10, 2015; February 14, 2015; March 7, 2015 – room set-up/tear-down, help make sandwiches, work door, etc.
  • One Night Only, November 7, 2014 – room set-up/tear-down, ushers, silent auction/live auction spotters, etc.

Outdoor Ushers

JAG’s outdoor usher program at the Lincoln Theatre ensures that our guests have a great time all the way to their car after a show. Our outdoor ushers work with JAG staff and Lincoln Theatre security to assist patrons as they depart the theatre and head to one of the many parking lots around the theatre. Working in pairs, our outdoor ushers are provided flashlights, asked to wear bright clothing and a big smile, and are provided a ticket to the show at the Lincoln as a thank you for their assistance.

JAG is looking for six (6) outdoor ushers for each scheduled Inside Track performance in the Lincoln Theatre during the 2014-15 season. These dates are:

  • Fri. September 12, 2014
  • Fri. October 10, 2014
  • Fri. January 16, 2015
  • Fri. March 27, 2015