2022 - Wildly Romantic by Norm Foster | Directed by Jane Spence | Filmed by Black Frame Cinema | Pictured: Jacob James and Kirsten Alter

Volunteer with Us

Our volunteers are vital to our success.

Volunteers are an essential part of our organization, giving time, talent, and skills to our mission of producing engaging and entertaining Canadian theatre!


When can I volunteer?

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.


What are the benefits to volunteering?

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]

2021 - Volunteering at a Foster Festival event at Vineland Estates Winery

Do you have what it takes?

  • Must be comfortable in customer service
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Have a strong sense of organization and thrive in a supportive team environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Customer Service experience is an asset
  • Must be comfortable interacting with our patrons
  • Be able to follow through on assigned duties
  • Must be comfortable with light manual labour
  • Have reliable transportation to and from the assigned location is required


Dress Code: 

  • Be prepared to wear a hat, t-shirt & a volunteer tag, and /or safety vest. All these items will be provided.
  • Dark pants, skirt, or dress shorts (no jeans or cut-offs) and comfortable shoes

Current Volunteer Positions Available


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.


Required Times: 

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.

50/50 Raffle Ticket Sellers

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. 


Additional Qualifications:

  • Sales experience is an asset
  • Be comfortable handling simple cash transactions
  • Assist FOH Manager in reconciling funds
Ticket Scanner

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. 

Parking Attendants

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. 

Trade Show Volunteers

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:

  • A good knowledge of our Production Season
  • Knowledge of our ticket pricing structure


COVID-19 Protocols

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. 

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