Volunteer for CHRP!

Being a volunteer for CHRP is a wonderful way to support tap and percussive arts in the community. We present year-round programming with a full-time staff of only two people and we rely heavily on support from our volunteers to make each event a success.
Becoming a volunteer is simple: send an email to Jeff Cheng at jcheng@chicagotap.org and be sure to include your name and your area of interest. CHRP sends an email to the entire volunteer list before each main program, noting the various areas with which the staff needs assistance. If you're able and willing to help, simply respond to that email and we'll work out the details.

Some areas in which our volunteers help:

  • Artist Transportation (travel to/from hotel, airport, venue)
  • Front of House assistance (such as collecting surveys, assisting patrons)
  • Registration at workshops and festivals
  • Merchandise selling at all events
  • Taking photos at special events
  • Distributing flyers to promote special events
  • Administrative mailings (such as press releases, appeals, etc.)
  • Special projects as necessary
  • Serving on one of our committees (Fundraising, Marketing, Finance)
  • Administrative mailings (such as press releases, appeals, etc.)
  • CHRP is grateful to receive assistance from The Saints for our ushering needs. To learn more about The Saints, click here. 

We are currently recruiting volunteers for:

Volunteering awards include: Access to the performance after your duties are done, free classes at the ARC, or a free T-shirt! Other benefits can be discussed as well.

American Rhythm Center (Ongoing) 

-Work Study Program

Help Meet and Greet students as they sign in for classes and help clean the studios afterwards (4 hr shift)


STOMPING GROUNDS is a two-month, City-wide festival presented in distinct communities throughout Chicago showcasing many of the city’s most accomplished percussive dance companies. Throughout the festival, unique combinations of artists from multiple ensembles perform and teach in schools, community cultural centers.

See more info and dates, Here (March – May)

Rhythm World

Rhythm World is Chicago’s annual festival of tap and percussive dance, celebrating its 29th year! Each summer, many of the world’s finest tap dance teachers and performers educate, entertain, and enlighten students and audiences from around the globe through classes, performances, and more.

This event takes place in July 22-28, see more info, Here

Please email info@chicagotap.org if you would like to volunteer.