Volunteers 35 and Under Carrying the Torch of Volunteering Forward
Get connected with behind-the-scenes access to the performing arts as a NexGenFriends volunteer
NexGenFriends are individuals 35 and under who volunteer at the Kennedy Center, either on a weekly basis or as members of the Festival/Event volunteer program. NexGenFriends are also advocates for volunteer support in the arts and promoting Kennedy Center performances.
Interested in becoming a NexGenFriend? Email us for more information.
NexGenFriends in Action
NexGenFriends Enjoy these Exclusive Benefits
|Benefit||Just for Joining||1-20 Hours**||20-60** Hours**||60 Hours+ **|
|Exclusive NexGenFriends tours of Kennedy Center|
|Invitations to NexGenFriends networking events and happy hours|
|Bi-Monthly NexGenFriends E-blast!|
|Invitation to the Annual NexGenFriends Theater|
|$3 Parking Voucher During Volunteer Shift|
|25% Discount Coupon at the Kennedy Center Gift Shop**|
|Exclusive Invitation to Explore the Arts Event for Young Professionals|
|Special Gift: Tumbler|
|Free Ticket Offers to Kennedy Center Performances**|
**Benefits Based on Calendar Year
NexGenFriends offer a number of skills and services to the nation’s busiest performing arts center. Here are just a few ways you can get involved.
- Washington National Opera’s Opera in the Outfield
- Auditions for ballet, opera and theater
- International Festivals
- Millennium Stage- free concerts
- Child Minding with the Washington National Opera and Dance Programming
- DC School and Community Initiatives
- As a full-fledged Friend of the Kennedy Center, volunteering on a weekly basis as an artist liaison, multimedia broadcaster, and more.”
Ryan Gallagher, founding Member and Sunday Morning Tour Guide
- NexGenFriends Happy Hour at the Millennium Stage
- Take a Tour with NexGenFriends
Every second Sunday of the month at 11 a.m., take a tour
with NexGenFriends . Just show up at the Tour Desk on Level A.
- NexGenFriends Theater
Interested in becoming a NexGenFriend? Email vols@Kennedy-center.org with your name and address!
It is easy to get involved!
When tossing around possible names at an outreach meeting, 'NexGenFriends' just popped into my head! We were discussing the motivations of any individual, regardless of age, to volunteer at the Kennedy Center. Everyone agreed that a love of the arts, and a belief that giving back as a volunteer feeds the soul, was a commonality among all Friends, and that passing the love for the arts and volunteering to the next generation is an important part of our motivation as well.