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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?

We are currently in the process of recruiting for volunteers for our 2023 Season for several positions such as Ushering, Scanning Show Tickets, 50/50 Sales, or Greeting Patrons at Front of House. Our three productions are in March, June, and August in 2023.

 

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 and all Foster Festival volunteers receive complimentary admission to shows during our 2023 season. If you are interested in learning more about our volunteer opportunities or would like to join us, please fill in the form below.

 

Interested in volunteering? Contact Box Office Manager, Matt Martin

2021 - Volunteering at a Foster Festival event at Vineland Estates Winery
Volunteer Positions Available
Box Office / Front of House Volunteer
 
Volunteers assigned this position will work with the Box Office Manager to check patrons into the seating area.
 
Required Times:
ONE HOUR before the stated performance time. The candidate will be expected to stay until the performance begins.
 
Qualifications:
  • 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
  • Be able to follow through on your assigned duties
  • Reliable transportation to and from your assigned location is required
 
Ushers
Volunteers assigned this position will guide patrons to the seating area, as well as hand out programs to these patrons. These volunteers will be required to stay until the end of the production to guide patrons from the seating area to the parking lot in the dark.
 
Required Times:
45 MINUTES before the stated performance time. The candidate will be expected to stay until about 15-20 minutes after the production if necessary to help patrons who are leaving.
 
Qualifications:
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Thrive in a supportive team environment
  • Ability to handle varied levels of multi-tasking and to adapt
  • Be able to follow through on assigned duties
  • Must be comfortable with light manual labour
  • Reliable transportation to and from your assigned location is required.
 
50/50 Raffle Volunteers
Volunteers assigned this position will handle our 50/50 raffle ticket sales. These volunteers will handle cash transactions from patrons and will be responsible for documenting and returning cash payment to the Box Office Manager.
 
Required Times:
ONE HOUR before the stated performance time. They will be expected to stay until the end of intermission, when the raffle winners have been announced.
 
Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with theatre is an asset
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Sales experience is an asset
  • Customer service experience is an asset
  • Must be comfortable handling cash payments
  • Must be comfortable interacting with patrons
  • Be able to follow through on assigned duties
  • Reliable transportation to and from your assigned location is required
 
ALL volunteer candidates MUST be legally eligible to work in Canada.Dress Code:
Dress for all Foster Festival productions will be casual-but-appropriate dress. Volunteers will be given an identification badge and/or lanyard to identify themselves as a volunteer.
 
COVID-19 Protocols:
Please note that we have removed our masking and vaccination policies, but we still do strongly encourage all volunteers to wear masks during their allotted volunteering time.