Call for Volunteers: Help make magic in a park near you!
Dusk Dances requires volunteers for each evening performance, each matinee, and the dress rehearsal. We also need volunteers to be on call for the rain date dress rehearsal.
What will I do?
It depends! There are two types of volunteer roles:
- Production Volunteers work behind the scenes. They help to set everything up (banners, signs, equipment, props, programs, etc.) and take it all down again when the performance end. They watch over and secure all the dance sites and the dressing room.
- Front of House Volunteers interact with the audience—they are the face of the festival. They hand out programs and surveys, answer questions, collect money, and more. Some volunteers are stationed at the information table, but most travel with the audience from site to site. In some locations, volunteers also make and sell popcorn. At the end of the night, front of house volunteers relieve production volunteers and help to put everything away.
When do you need me?
Please see SEASON 2017 for all festival dates and locations.
Production volunteers are generally needed from 2½ hours before a performance until about half an hour after the end of the performance; production volunteers are also needed at all dress rehearsals. Front-of-house volunteers arrive 1½ hours before a performance and stay until about 1 hour after the performance ends. On days when there are two performances (afternoon and evening), some volunteer shifts are longer, to help cover the gap between shows.
All volunteers are invited and encouraged to attend the dress rehearsal, to become familiar with the show and to meet the staff, cast, and other volunteers.
Contact the volunteer coordinator in your city for the exact dates and times that volunteers are needed
I am a high school student in Ontario. Can the time I spend volunteering with Dusk Dances be counted toward my 40 hours of community involvement?
Yes! We will complete and sign any forms required by a student’s school and/or we can provide students with a letter stating the details of their involvement.
Why should I volunteer with Dusk Dances?
- Because you enjoy spending time outdoors and interacting with people of all ages.
Because you want to support a beautiful, accessible, community event.
Because you love dance, and you want to help us bring dance to a wider audience.
Because you had such a great time volunteering with Dusk Dances in the past!
How do I sign up? Contact the local volunteer coordinator in your city (see below) or Dimitra Chronopoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Repentigny: Katrine Courtemanche, (514) 445-2784 or email@example.com
Hamilton: Jasmine Mander at firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto: Register online at http://www.kindnessconnect.com/dusk-dances or contact Dimitra Chronopoulos at email@example.com
Barrie: Breeanna Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org