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August 24, 2010

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Volunteering is free way to events

Want to attend Emory music and dance events, for free? Volunteer as an usher.

“The Music at Emory Usher Program is a wonderful opportunity to experience a variety of local, national and international talents,” says Nina H. Vestal, senior house manager for the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. “With a base group of 50 volunteers, the program is an excellent place to meet people with similar interests.”

Responsibilities include tearing tickets, directing patrons, passing out programs and answering questions.

There is no minimum commitment. Ushers choose anywhere from one or two events per semester to as many as eight. Visit Arts at Emory for a 2010-2011 season overview of dance and music events.

Usher volunteers arrive approximately one hour prior to a performance. The total time commitment per show is approximately three hours. Parking is free in the adjacent Fishburne Deck.

Each year an usher orientation is organized to introduce new ushers and revitalize continuing volunteers. The 2010-2011 Usher Orientation is set for Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. in the Arts Commons at the Schwartz Center. The season ends with an Usher Appreciation Party.

For information on volunteering, e-mail Nina H. Vestal.

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