We are honored to hear from those wishing to contribute to bettering the world we live in! CWB-USA offers two volunteer categories: Cast Member (performer) and Crew Member (non-performer). Scroll down for more information about both and how to get involved.
About Volunteering as a Performing Cast Member with CWB-USA
Do you have what it takes to join CWB-USA and take your clown around the world?
CWB-USA has very specific requirements for those wishing to participate in our activities. Unfortunately, we cannot offer participation to all those wishing to be involved. Please read the following to understand how you might best work with us. In addition, we recommend familiarizing yourself with our past and ongoing projects.
CWB-USA sends small programs into the field using a combination of monies raised by the organization and the participating artists. The overall objective is the creation of laughter in the communities that we visit.
We work with:
- Performers who are capable of improvisational physical comedy and who have established funny non-verbal routines.
- Circus and vaudeville artists with well-honed routines.
- Performers who have experience with medium to large size audiences (500-5000).
- Performers whose humor is not dependent on language or American cultural reference (as most places we travel to do not share the English language or American culture).
About Volunteering as Crew Member with CWB-USA
Want to support us in other ways, like fundraising or publicizing?
How about organizers, fundraisers, writers? We welcome our crew to organize events and fundraisers, and to write stories for our blog. Arranging talks in schools, hosting a report back to your community, or throwing awareness-raising extravaganzas are areas of need. Let us know how you want to help and if you have experience in these areas by completing this form.
What about photographers and videographers? We embrace the opportunities to work with photographers and videographers in the field. You can take photos and videos for us during local events and fundraisers. Let us know how you want to help and if you have experience in these areas by completing this form.
What about journalists, free-lance writers, and biographers? For journalists, free-lance writers, and biographers interested in accompanying the clowns on a project, we ask that you contact the Communications Officer for more information. Typically, you will need to provide your own funding, but sometimes these supportive roles are funded by grants. You will also need to secure your own press passes and permissions to access the camps and sites where we work. We are interested in hearing from you. Contact us!
What about other types of collaborations? CWB-USA feels it important to point out that our work need not only cross international borders. So often, right in the very town where we live there are communities in need of CWB-style activities. We encourage all to think globally and act locally. We also encourage groups of performers who feel that they have the stuff and the gumption to head off to some far-flung spot on the planet, to plan such an activity. A collaboration with CWB-USA may well be possible. Perhaps we can help you discover the contacts needed in the country you wish to travel to. In any case, we would love to hear from you, to know what project of social significance you are envisioning, planning or operating.