Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Learn More About Available Opportunities
BETHEL, NY (March 7, 2017) – Love live music? Wish you were able to attend the historic 1969 Woodstock festival? Looking for a way to meet new people, have fun, and contribute positively to your community? Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a Volunteer Open House on Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m to provide information on becoming involved with the not-for-profit cultural organization. The morning will include museum tours, presentations, and the opportunity to talk with current volunteers and staff members about the many different opportunities available.

Mary Ann Bopp, a volunteer since 2012, said, “Bethel Woods is truly a gem that has added so much to the local and surrounding communities – and to the lives of guests and volunteers just like me. As a Bethel Woods Volunteer I am transformed into someone that can help provide that amazing feeling I first had when I experienced my first show [here].”

Interested guests will learn about the essential role Volunteers play in Concerts, The Museum, Arts and Humanities programming, and Community Festivals. Current Volunteers and staff will be on hand to discuss spring opening, including training, scheduling, and the rewards of volunteering.

Last year, 181 Volunteers gave over 13,000 hours of support in a wide variety of important activities. Volunteers are needed to connect visitors from around the world to the events of the 1960s and the cultural significance of the Woodstock festival in The Museum at Bethel Woods Woods; to create memorable, high quality experiences for music lovers of all ages at Pavilion and Event Gallery Concerts; to assist class field trips that help a new generation to learn from the lessons of the 1960s; to boost confidence and instill a passion for the arts in the lives of individuals at Arts and Humanities programs. Bethel Woods offers volunteer positions for people of all ages with all types of schedules and interests, and hopes to reach over 200 Volunteers this year.

The March 18th Open House will be held in the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, please visit http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/volunteeropenhouse2017  or call 845-295-2626.
About Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and The Museum at Bethel Woods
 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit cultural organization, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY.  Located just 90 miles from New York City on a lush campus featuring bucolic countryside views, the Center is comprised of the Pavilion Stage amphitheater that accommodates 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, and the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods.  The Center offers a diverse selection of popular artists, culturally-rich performances, and educational, community, and museum programs committed to inspiring expression, creativity and innovation through the arts. Bethel Woods is exemplary in its efforts to engage, inspire and advocate for the accessibility of the arts for all ages and to connect with community partners to broaden programmatic reach and to strengthen support and resources for its activities.

The Museum at Bethel Woods is dedicated to the study and exhibition of the social, political and cultural events of the 1960s, including the Woodstock festival, and the legacies of those times, as well as the preservation of the 1969 Woodstock festival site. More than a nostalgic celebration of a colorful decade, the award-winning Museum provides a focus for deeper issues and lessons of the decade.  The Museum is a dynamic and vibrant community resource where individuals and groups of all ages participate in tours, lively lectures, cinematic conversations, changing exhibitions and special events.  The Museum features include a permanent exhibit space, Special Exhibit Gallery, Corridor Exhibit Gallery, Museum Theater, Event Gallery, retail store, café, and the Woodstock Monument.
For more information please visit www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.

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