Volunteers are an essential part of our organization, giving time, talent, and skills to our mission of producing engaging and entertaining Canadian theatre!
All year around! We are always recruiting volunteers for positions such as Ushering, Scanning Show Tickets, Selling 50/50 Tickets or Greeting Patrons at the front door of our venues during our current Season. Volunteers are also needed at trade shows, delivering flyers throughout the Niagara area and even Parking Attendants during our site-specific performances.
We are also always on the lookout for community members to join our committees to help fundraise, put on events, and spread the word about the Festival.
You get to work with a great group of people! All Foster Festival volunteers receive complimentary admission to our shows. Not only that, if you are a student your time spent with us can go toward your Community Service hours. If you are interested in learning more about our volunteer opportunities or would like to join us, please feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lou Bradley at: [email protected]
Volunteers assigned to this position will hand out programs and guide our patrons to the seating area as well as assisting our special needs patrons directly to and from their assigned seats.
Arrive 45 minutes before the stated start time of the performance. The candidate may be required to stay approximately 15 – 20 minutes after the production to help patrons exit the venue.
Volunteers assigned to this position will handle the sales of 50/50 tickets. These volunteers will handle simple cash transactions with the patrons. Volunteers will work closely with the Front of House Manager documenting and reconciling sales. This is NOT a high-pressure sales position. Our goal is to have fun with our patrons!
Required Times: Arrive 1 hour before the stated start time of the performance. The candidate(s) will be expected to stay to the end of intermission.
Volunteers assigned to this position will greet patrons at the theatre doors and scan their tickets prior to allowing them entry into the theatre.
Required Times: Arrive 45 minutes before the stated start time of the performance.
Volunteers assigned to this position will direct our patrons to where they should park during our site-specific events.
Required Times: Arrive 1 hour before the stated start time of the performance.
Volunteers assigned to this position will assist the Box Office Manager at trade shows. Handing out promotional material to prospective patrons and answering questions about our festival.
Required Times: Arrive 45 minutes before the stated start time of the event.
Additional Qualifications with training provided:
Please note that we have removed our masking and vaccination policies. We fully support all our volunteers and patrons if they feel more comfortable in wearing a mask.