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Friends of the Kennedy Center est.1965

Ashwin Saboo "Volunteering with Kennedy Center is a labor of love for me. You meet so many wonderful people, and the diversity all around the Center creates an ambience that is full of energy!"
- Ashwin Saboo, Festival/Event Volunteer


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 Rauno Merisalu "As a first-time volunteer at the Kennedy Center, it was great to be a part of the Nordic Cool 2013 festival and share my cultural knowledge of Finland. For the amount of information I gave to the visitors, I learned at least twofold back - volunteering made this possible. I also loved learning about the free performances at the Millennium Stage. Every day of the year, visitors can attend these shows at no cost; during Nordic Cool, the performances featured music, theater, dance, and food from the Nordic countries, which was fantastic."
Rauno Merisalu,
Nordic Cool 2013 volunteer
From the country of Finland

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Main reason You Began Volunteering at the Kennedy Center

Main reason You Began Volunteering at the Kennedy Center.

  • 66%: Love the Arts
  • 16%: Enjoy working with the People
  • 7%: Other
  • 5%: Friend's Suggestion
  • 3%: Allows Use of Skills
  • 2%: Perks
  • 1%: Convenient Hours