Wednesday, August 16 – Friday, September 1 – Volunteer Opportunity: Public Art on the Esplanade

Help enliven a Boston landmark by taking part in the creation of an exciting new public art piece. The Esplanade Association has commissioned a mural along the Charles River Esplanade, and is partnering with Now + There to produce the work. As we await final approvals, we need to recruit volunteers to help us during the painting phase of the project.

Volunteering will take place on the mural site on the Esplanade (to be revealed soon). Volunteer duties include ensuring brushes and other materials are clean and organized, running water to the site, providing general information to passers-by, and flagging pedestrian traffic to ensure that work is completed in a safe and timely manner. There is also an opportunity to help out at an upcoming community mural painting day.

Now + There is looking to schedule at least two volunteers on site during all painting days, which are schedule to run August 16 to September 1st. There will be two three-hour volunteer shifts per day, running from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Volunteers should be comfortable interfacing with the public, and should be able to stand outdoors for three hours at a time. Some moderate lifting may be required of volunteers who help with materials.

This is a great opportunity to work with a talented local artist and help the Esplanade Association and Now + There bring more vibrant public art to Boston. Sign up at