How to help

How can I contribute materially to Community Jams?

To lease our studio space, employ our jam leader, and offer audio equipment for jams, we rely on donations from the music community so we can grow and create the foundation for much bigger outreach programs. We suggest Patreon for small monthly donations, but also offer a one-click direction donation button on this website. We are also grateful for donations in the form of instruments, music supplies and equipment.

How can I contribute my expertise to Community Jam?

We need help with grant-writing, legal consultation, social work, sales and marketing (social media and website development). Those with nonprofit experience are particularly encouraged to share their journey with us!

How can I contribute my time to Community Jams?

Help us find, grow, and maintain our resources to nurture our music community, find funding opportunities, grow and polish our technology including our unique jam-friendly song library. We occasionally need to gather information, coordinate volunteers, conduct internet research. We need ongoing management of our websites and social media.

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What about long-term space?

While we will be moving into a space at 211 Madison St. on January 1, we will still keep our eyes open for a more permanent location for Community Jams. We seek a space with a minimum of 750 sq ft with restrooms, accessibility, access to major freeways and public transit, accessible from 9am -10pm seven days a week, with noise-compatible neighbors. All potential sites (residential, commercial, industrial) need to be vetted for occupancy status, current commercial status, current fire and seismic codes, neighborhood tolerance to our music activity.

How can I help find a jam space?

We are looking for location scouts, Internet researchers, and phone communicators willing to dedicate daytime work hours to our search. To sign up for a task, email us at play@communityjams.org.

Download the volunteer flyer

Download the volunteer space search worksheet