TEXAS' LEADING MARCHING & PERFORMING ARTS ORGANIZATION

In a continued effort to reduce the risk of exposure, we have closed the San Antonio office and will tentatively re-open our doors Friday, June 5. We will continue to operate remotely, M-F, 9am-5pm CST, and are all available by e-mail. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.
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VOLUNTEER WITH THE CROSSMEN!

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As Crossmen prepare to kick off the upcoming season, we are thankful for the countless number of volunteers who have helped make this organization a special place to be! “Together, we can make a difference” has been a familiar phrase in the world of volunteering, and the Crossmen organization is no exception. Each year, we rely on volunteers to help Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps function at the highest level. Quite simply, we cannot do it without you! Whether you give one day or one month, volunteers are the backbone of non-profit organizations worldwide.

Will YOU volunteer at Crossmen?

Your time, skills, and resources allow corps members to have the experience of a lifetime, and in turn you build great new friendships with each other, the staff, members and alumni of the corps.

VOLUNTEER FAQs

Here are a few frequently asked questions in regards to volunteering with Crossmen. Simply click on a question and you’ll be directed to the answer.

What can Volunteers do at Camps or during Tour?
Where do Volunteers stay overnight?

How do I sign up?
Who do I contact for more information?

WHAT CAN VOLUNTEERS DO AT CAMPS OR DURING TOUR?

Camp weekends are full of rewarding work that serves the staff and young performers who attend. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents in the following areas, please click the button below to fill out the form.

Food Services
Camps
Crossmen Food Services prepare six total meals for up to 350 people at our full weekend rehearsal camps. We would love to have you come and stay with us at the school for the weekend, or just stop by for a meal shift. There is no need to be a skilled cook to work on the food truck. The Crossmen Food Services Manager and our experienced volunteers are glad to quickly show you how to get involved with serving great food to the campers and staff.

Spring Training & Tour
Crossmen Food Services prepare four meals a day, every day for approximately 215 marching members, staff, administration and volunteers. We split all duties into shifts and most of the focus is on preparation so that each meal is served on time daily. Once on Tour, meal times are varied, depending on when we arrive to each housing/rehearsal site. Some meals are served at shows and we do what we can to offer sponsored/provided meals as treats to our awesome members!

NO COOKING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Airport/Bus Station Shuttles
Camps
Many staff members and campers travel through local airports and bus stations on Friday and Sunday of a camp weekend. We always provide local transportation for the Crossmen family, and we would love to have your help with this service.

Spring Training & Tour
We consistently have volunteers and staff departing and arriving while in San Antonio or on Tour. We also see frequent visits to the local clinic and also are in need of someone to help run errands like bread runs or prescription runs. Volunteer drivers are INTEGRAL to this operation as it allows the staff to make sure the members are prepared to take each day on in full force!

Uniforms
Camps
At camps beginning in January, we spend time fitting members for uniforms, maintaining our inventory, and altering uniforms. Most of the work does not even require sewing skills.

Spring Training & Tour
For the last two weeks of Spring Training, we are in high demand for Volunteers that can measure, pin, sew and alter uniforms for ALL members of the corps. While on tour, we are thankful for the Volunteers that can touch up uniforms AND props (if applicable) before each show. Washing the uniforms is necessary every 1-2 weeks and requires many hands to help.

NO SEWING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Merchandise Sales
Camps
Crossmen merchandise and souvenirs are made available during camp registration on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Volunteers are needed to unpack, display, and sell merchandise during these times. For the Experience/Audition camps from about 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Friday and 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM on Sunday.

Spring Training & Tour
We are always looking for help with counting, folding and organizing our souvie booth during Spring Training! We are looking for Volunteers who are great with handling money and work well in high pressure situations. We are looking for 1-2 Volunteers to join us on the road and sell our merch!

Registration Assistance - CAMP ONLY
We utilize several adults to help with setting up registration and organizing member paperwork on Friday night of camp, from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Equipment Projects/Repairs/Craftsmen
Crossmen almost always have room for improvement in our trailers and equipment. If you are skilled at working with wood, metal (welding), or electricity, we would love to have you help the corps with repairs or improvements. For specific questions about equipment repair and maintenance, please email us!


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WHERE DO VOLUNTEERS STAY OVERNIGHT?

We always designate a “Volunteer Sleeping Room,” usually a classroom, at every school where we stay.

CAMPS
You are welcome to bring sleeping gear and air beds set up in this sleeping room for Friday night through Sunday morning of camp. Showers are also provided at the school, and meals are free from the Crossmen food truck. This arrangement is the most fun for the volunteers—it gives them a taste of the drum corps lifestyle, as well as a way to get to know the staff, members, and what the corps is accomplishing in rehearsal.

TOUR
We do our best to provide you as much time "horizontally" as possible. Please understand that a good amount of your sleeping time while on the road will be spent in the 15 passenger van.

Volunteers sometimes stay locally with family, friends, or at a hotel during an audition or rehearsal camp. If you live nearby or will be staying off-site, you can still help during the weekend. Just let us know when you are available, and we will be happy to set you up with a few specific hours of work when we know we can use your help!

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HOW DO I SIGN UP?

On behalf of the entire organization THANK YOU for being a part of the Crossmen Volunteer Program! For more information, or to sign up today, please click the button below to fill out the form.
As always, feel free to contact us directly with any questions by sending us an email.
We look forward to sharing in this enriching experience with you and hope to see you at a Crossmen rehearsal or event soon!

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WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?

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