PHAME is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our work!

What is the PFF?

Launched in August 2011, PHAME, Families + Friends (the PFF), is PHAME's  volunteer organization for our students, families and volunteers/friends. Anyone who volunteers for PHAME in any way is a member of the PFF! If you’ve never volunteered for PHAME before, but are interested in learning more, or if you’ve been a loyal volunteer for decades, the invaluable gift of your time is needed and welcome. PHAME simply cannot do it without you! The PFF was created with the following purpose in mind:

PHAME, Families, and Friends (the PFF) will help further PHAME’s mission by nurturing our current students and stakeholders, magnifying PHAME’s visibility within the community, and expanding PHAME’s network of volunteers to better accommodate our ever-growing student body. The PFF will strive to maintain stability, continuity, inclusiveness, and clear communication while fostering volunteerism, community outreach, and the further development of extracurricular student life activities. The PFF will serve as a support network for the entire PHAME community, not as a policy-making entity.

Interested in learning more? Download and complete the PFF Volunteer Information Form here and return it via email to Artistic Director Jessica Dart (jdart@phamepdx.org), or via post to: PFF c/o PHAME Academy, 1631 NE Broadway #134, Portland, OR 97232. And be sure to check back here often for the latest volunteer opportunities with the PFF!

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Check back frequently for the most current volunteer opportunities at PHAME! Contact Artistic Director Jessica Dart about any of these available volunteer opportunities (jdart@phamepdx.org or 503.764.9718)    




Classroom Assistance

Ongoing throughout the school year onsite at PHAME

Classroom assistants will work with students directly at the direction of PHAME’s hourly teaching staff. Duties may include one on one student interaction, set-up, clean-up, etc. (1-5 volunteers needed)

Get PHAMEous

Thursday May 8 at PHAME

Event is 7:00-9:00pm  Some volunteers needed as early as 4:30pm and as late as 9:45pm

Set-up: arrive at 4:30pm to set up chairs, merch table, etc. (2-3 volunteers)

Ushers: arrive at 6:30pm to pass out programs, direct guests to correct locations, etc. (5-6 volunteers)

Merch/info table: arrive by 6:30pm to staff table, sell t-shirts, answer questions, etc. (1-2 volunteers)

Clean-up: after event (9:00pm) tear down of chairs, art display, sound equipment, etc. (2-3)

Spring Dance

Saturday June 7 at PHAME

Dance is 7:00-9:00pm

Some volunteers needed as early as 4:30pm and as late as 10:00pm

Decorations: organize and execute decorations for the Community Hall (some work in advance of the event required) (1-3 volunteers)

Refreshments: Procuring (either through purchase or donation) refreshments such as sweets, veggies, cheese and crackers, bottled water, punch, etc. PHAME will reimburse expenses if receipts are submitted. (3-7 volunteers)

Set-up: day of event arrival at PHAME by 5:00pm to set up tables, help decorate, etc. (2-3 volunteers)

Clean-up: after event (9:00pm) tear down and properly store decorations, tables, food, etc. (2-3 volunteers)


Art Show


April 7-13
Place PDX  (art gallery at Pioneer Place Mall)
700 SW 5th Ave., 3rd Floor

Times/dates vary according to job

Several volunteers needed for transportation/load-in of artwork from PHAME to Place PDX on April 7 during mid-afternoon hours.

Several volunteers needed for VIP event (box office, patron services, student assistance) on Thursday April 10 during late afternoon/evening hours. Event begins at 7:00pm.

Several volunteers needed for load-out/transportation of artwork from Place PDX to PHAME on April 13 during mid-afternoon hours.

Collaborative Music Show with Laura Gibson


Saturday April 26

Mission Theatre
1624 NW Glisan St

Doors at 6:00pm
Show at 7:00pm


Several volunteers needed for equipment load-in and load-out before and after the event (as early as 2:00pm and as late as 10:00pm)

Several volunteers needed for student assistance (as early as 4:00pm and as late as 10:00pm)

A few volunteers may be needed to staff merch/info table…TBD

PHAME 30th Birthday Bash


Thursday June 26

1900 NW 18th Ave

Event at 7:00pm

We will need an ARMY of volunteers for a huge variety of things!

Student assistance
Equipment and A/V load-in and load-out
Patron services
Game attendants

It may be helpful for some volunteers to attend 2 or more student rehearsals before the June 26th event to become familiar with program content. Other volunteers may be asked to attend one or more meetings before the event to discuss logistics.

Some load-in may take place on June 25th.

More details soon!