Get Involved & Volunteer

Volunteers make Contemporary Dance Theater’s mission possible!

Below are some opportunities for you to get involved!  Our Volunteer Work-Exchange program lets you help support CDT while you earn free dance classes and/or show tickets!

Questions? Email volunteer@cdt-dance.org.

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Immediate Needs

Weekly Front Desk
Weekly Cleaning
Weekly Maintenance
Project Cleaning and Organizing
Interior Painting
Building Maintenance (short term or long term)

If you are interested in volunteering, read below, and please email volunteer@cdt-dance.org if you have any questions.

Weekly volunteers receive unlimited free classes. Short-term project volunteers receive credit for classes or concert tickets based on number of hours.  If you are interested in weekly volunteering in exchange for free dance classes, please start by filling out this short application which is HERE.

Joining our Board

A good board is always in need at non-profits. If you are interested in becoming a Board Member and making a deep impact on Contemporary Dance Theater, please contact board@cdt-dance.org.

Earn Free Classes by Becoming a Work-Exchange Volunteer

Take classes for free and support CDT by becoming a work-exchange volunteer. Weekly volunteers can take an unlimited number of classes. Project volunteers can help out when they are available, and earn classes based on the number of hours they volunteer.

How to Become a Volunteer

STEP ONE: Contact us with your interests

For those interested in becoming a board member, email board@cdt-dance.org.

For weekly work-exchange such as desk attendants and cleaning volunteers, fill out this application and email it to volunteer@cdt-dance.org. Applications are also available at the front desk during class times.

For short-term projects such as painting, project cleaning, gardening, labeling postcards or hanging posters, please email us at volunteer@cdt-dance.org.  

STEP TWO: Join our mailing list to receive notifications of volunteering needs.  Also check our Facebook page for updates HERE!

Go to cdt-dance.org/join and be sure to check “Interested in volunteering.”

Weekly Volunteers


Get free unlimited classes in exchange for working at the front desk weekly. This position is for a consistent, friendly person who will be in charge of the building once a week, arriving half an hour before the first class and staying until the last class is finished. Duties include checking in students to classes, collecting fees, filling out paperwork and keeping accurate records.  An ideal candidate will have taken one or more classes at CDT and have some familiarity with CDT’s programs and dance in general, though anyone can apply (adults only).  Fill out this application and email Alissa at alissa@cdt-dance.org for more information.


Get free unlimited classes in exchange for maintenance/handyman work and some cleaning of the College Hill Town Hall for about 2 hours weekly. After a brief training, this position has flexible hours, and most of the work is done independently.  General handyman skills are needed, as most training in this area is not provided.  Fill out this application and email Alissa at alissa@cdt-dance.org for more information.


Get free unlimited classes in exchange for  2 hrs of weekly cleaning in one section of the College Hill Town Hall. After a brief training, this position has flexible hours, and most of the work is done independently.  Must be at least 18 years old to apply, but a parent and teenager can also do this together.  Fill out this application and email Alissa at alissa@cdt-dance.org for more information.

Project-Based Volunteers

Applications are accepted anytime for various projects. These are the most flexible positions since they allow you to choose opportunities to earn free classes, if you wish.

PAINTING – for short-term projects!

We are looking for anyone who has done any type of interior painting before and can work independently on this simple project, using either a brush or a roller.  Do just a couple of hours of painting, or many more, depending on how many classes you would like to earn. Contact alissa@cdt-dance.org or leave a message at (513) 591-1222 (email preferred).


Get a class card of 5 classes for 5 hours of volunteer cleaning and organizing. Let us know when you are available to volunteer, and we will try to work with your schedule.  Contact alissa@cdt-dance.org to sign-up.


This is a project that happens periodically for each of our Guest Artists shows.  Email volunteer@cdt-dance.org if interested and we will let you know when these projects become available, usually about a month before each show.  We are are able to offer a thank you gift of free tickets for the shows or free classes!


We occasionally need help in tidying up the office and filing items from the past season! Email volunteer@cdt-dance.org if interested! We are are able to offer a thank you gift of some free classes!


If you can do things such as fix screens, simple painting projects, fix holes in drywall or plaster, or similar maintenance, we would love your help. Depending on your skills and your time and availability, we will give you assignments.  Let us know what your skills are and we can see if we have some jobs for you.


Occasional weeding and trimming, as well as trash pick-up and tidying up is needed around the College Hill Town Hall during the Spring, Summer & Fall.  General clean-up around the building is also occasionally needed in the Winter.  Email alissa@cdt-dance.org if you have some basic gardening and weeding experience and can help to make the Town Hall look great!


Variety of other projects as needed. Please inquire!


Email volunteer@cdt-dance.org.


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