Class Acts Education Program is presented by The Mahaffey at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts with support from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Arts Council, the City of St. Petersburg, the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts Benefiting The Mahaffey Theater, The Robert S. & Mildred M. Baynard Charitable Trust Classroom Scholarship Program and Big 3 Entertainment. Class Acts is a program of Mayorís Mentors & More.
400 First Street South
St. Petersburg FL 33701
Box Office: 727.892.5800
Executive Offices: 727.892.5798

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Will you help inspire a child? Through support of Class Acts you can ensure the continued success of the Class Acts Education Performance Series and Community Arts Program for students in and surrounding Pinellas County .

Albert Einstein once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge," and recent studies indicate that experiences with the arts can enhance a child's psychological growth and school performance. This translates to a brighter future, a stronger 21st century workforce and productive growth throughout our community.

Please contact to make your generous donation in support of Class Acts!

"Learning can take place in many different venues. Class Acts is an excellent opportunity for students to gain knowledge in an environment other then the school classroom. As a retired teacher, I marvel at the educational advantage this program provides to students of all ages. Volunteering for Class Acts gives me the chance to continue my love of watching children develop culturally."

Class Acts Volunteer, 15 years.


Thank you for expressing interest in becoming a part of the Class Acts Volunteer Corps!

The members of the Volunteer Corps take great pride in their work at the Mahaffey Theater. Each year they safely escort approximately 30,000 teachers and students in and out of the theater during the various events.

To contact us for volunteer opportunities please call 727.892.5800 or e-mail

What does the Class Acts Volunteer Corps do?
Class Acts Volunteers work in a variety of positions: ushers, door directors and school bus greeters. They also provide support to the Education Department for special education events and administrative needs.
What are the requirements to be part of Class Acts Volunteer Corps?

Most volunteer positions require a person to be able to stand for up to two hours. The commitment to volunteer should be viewed as a part-time job. The Mahaffey Theater expects the same high standards of professionalism from its volunteers as it does from its paid staff members. Each volunteer must attend orientation and follow-up training sessions.

When do most Class Acts Volunteers work?

Class Acts events predominately occur in daytime hours . Volunteers receive performance schedules for the season and additional performance opportunities as they occur. Volunteers call in on the volunteer hotline or sign-up on event volunteer forms provided by the Education Department. Additional opportunities for administrative needs and special event times may vary.

Guests may not accompany ushers to the theater during their working hours.

Where do volunteers park?

Transportation and parking are each volunteer's responsibility. Complimentary parking is available in a designated Mahaffey Theater parking lot.

What is the uniform of the Class Acts Volunteer?

Each volunteer is given a Class Acts polo shirt to be worn at each event. The volunteer's own black or khaki slacks/skirts, solid white shirts with collars, and black shoes complete the uniform.

The Mahaffey Theater and the Class Acts Education Department are proud of its dedicated and invaluable team of volunteers, who help us with approximately 30,000 children each year. Each year Class Acts celebrates these volunteers with their own Volunteer Recognition Event.