Volunteering at the Theatre
I'm not acting and not directing... But ushering, and maybe doing set design. The place is such a WIP right now, it's ridiculous. So rather than making a whole lot of new stuff, a lot of sprucing up is needed first. And that's some actual work! But it's a start, and volunteering beats sitting on my arse all day. There's a lot of learning, since theater stuff is a different field than what I'm used to.
For those who don't know... Look up http://clockwisetheatre.org
Worth checking out and the prices are reasonable.