Volunteer with CTYP
We invite you to join the CTYP Volunteer Family
Next Volunteer Opportunity:
Teen Shakespeare Program production of Romeo and Juliet – July 28-August 12
Volunteers are an integral part of Carousel Theatre for Young People’s family. Each year, volunteers contribute over 1,500 hours to CTYP- and we are so grateful for their assistance and support!
We offer volunteer opportunities in all areas of our organization – from working in the office to assisting with production activities and , of course, welcoming patrons at our performances and special events. Being a volunteer is an excellent opportunity for high school students and young adults to gain working experience (letters of reference with total hours volunteered may be requested). CTYP welcomes volunteers 16 years of age and older.
Volunteer shifts are generally 3-4 hours in length, but may vary depending on the activity
Volunteer Ushers are requested to sign up for a minimum of three usher shifts during the run of a performance. Usher shifts are approximately 3 hours.
Volunteer Sidekicks (NEW) are our volunteer heroes-in-training! At CTYP, we’re all about inspiring the love of theatre in young people. Kids ages 9 and up now have the opportunity to become a hero-in-training with our volunteer Sidekick Program! Alongside their parent or guardian, Sidekicks are real volunteer ushers at one of our shows. Help rip tickets, show patrons to their seats, hand out programs and more. Grown-Ups: fill out the volunteer application form for yourself and indicate that you have a Sidekick that will be accompanying you on your shift.
Administrative Volunteers assist with general office duties including data entry, mailouts, answering general inquiries and light errands. Office volunteers are required to have basic computer skills and a solid command of the English language.
Production Volunteers vary depending on the unique needs of each play and the skill set of our volunteers. Volunteers assist with sewing duties in our Costume Shop, ‘Lightwalking’ during focusing and programming and painting sets. During our annual Teen Shakespeare Program, volunteers assist backstage and onsite with lighting, set, costumes, props and more.
Special Events Volunteers provide support in a variety of ways. Each year, for our Annual Costume Sale, volunteers unpack and organize costumes in preparation for the sale, and help patrons find the perfect costume for Halloween. Volunteers also assist at CTYP’s Opening Night Receptions by decorating, picking up donated goods and assisting throughout the evening.
Carousel Theatre for Young People Volunteer Requirements
- Must be 16 years or older
- You must commit to a minimum of three volunteer shifts
- Fluent in English
If you would like to learn more about our volunteer opportunities, please contact us at 604-669-3410 or by email. We’d love to hear from you!
Volunteers receive an invitation to CTYP’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event and other perks.