FAQs

Volunteering info

What do you look for in a performing volunteer?

CWB – USA volunteers are professional performing and/or teaching artists, with a high level of skill and experience in clowning, physical theater and/or circus. Performers are chosen from our internal database by the project coordinator. Some projects are principally performing, some are principally teaching, and some are both.

Clowns Without Borders looks for individuals who:

  • are excellent performers with solo material that can entertain a crowd of 500, without language;
  • and/or have professional teaching experience and excellent teaching skills in aspects of clown and physical theater.
  • can collaborate with other physical theater artists to create new material quickly.
  • are funny!
  • have unique performance skills, such as music, circus skills, juggling, magic, etc. that will enhance the show. Balloon sculpture is not useful and only a minority of projects have the possibility of aerial work.
  • are excited to help fundraise for the project.
  • have the availability to potentially become a regular (1–2 projects per year) CWB – USA volunteer.
  • have traveled to developing countries, are organized, self-sufficient and fun to be with.
  • bonus: Speak foreign languages.

CWB – USA volunteers should be responsible, respectful, fun, and feel very personally aligned with the mission of Clowns Without Borders.

If you’re interested in volunteering in a non-performing capacity, we would be thrilled to meet you. Click here to fill out our non-performing volunteer form, and send a brief introductory email to nicole@clownswithoutborders.org

If you’re interested in contributing to CWB – USA, but you’re not sure how, or, you have some creative ideas we haven’t listed, send an email to info@clownswithoutborders.org.

How do I become a volunteer?

We look for performers with strong character clowning and circus (juggling, stilts, acrobatics, magic, etc.) skills. Experience with non-verbal performance, audiences with disabilities and traumas, and strong cross-cultural communication skills is preferred. We often work in crisis zones, non-industrialized countries, and under rapidly shifting circumstances.

CWB – USA volunteers should be responsible, respectful, fun, and feel very personally aligned with the mission of Clowns Without Borders.

If you’re interested in volunteering in a non-performing capacity, we would be thrilled to meet you. Click here to fill out our non-performing volunteer form, and send a brief introductory email to nicole@clownswithoutborders.org

If you’re interested in contributing to CWB – USA, but you’re not sure how, or, you have some creative ideas we haven’t listed, send an email to info@clownswithoutborders.org.

 

 

 

 

 

How can videographers, photographers, organizers and fundraisers pitch in?

We love help on administration and fundraising! If you would like to help with administration, website maintenance or fundraising, please click here to fill out our non-performing volunteer form and send a brief introductory email to info@clownswithoutborders.org Photographers and videographers are more than welcome to attend our fundraisers in the United States! Please email info@clownswithoutborders.org for information on upcoming dates and locations.

Photographers, videographers and documentarians are potentially welcome on-site during projects, but are rarely invited to travel as full participants on a project. Interested parties should email nicole@clownswithoutborders.org

If you are a journalist or member of the press who is interested in covering a tour with video and photo documentary, please email nicole@clownswithoutborders.org.