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Volunteer with Phamaly!

Volunteers with Phamaly Theatre Company transform stories, deconstruct barriers, and elevate disability with us! Our work is made possible by dedicated volunteers who provide support to our artists and audiences. Moving into our 2023 season there are several opportunities coming, more details are below. No experience, no problem! Phamaly is collaborative and wants everyone involved to succeed, so please share your strengths and a little about yourself when signing up. Please be aware that some volunteer positions require a large time commitment. At this time, Phamaly requires volunteers to be 18+ unless specifically organized with a volunteer organization or educational institution. Please email with any questions.

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2023 Volunteer Opportunities & Sign-Up Links

Backstage Volunteer

Backstage volunteers are deeply involved in the production and support our actors and technicians with the running of the show. There are a variety of positions and needs depending on the show including assisting with accessibility needs, wardrobe and dressing room assistance, set moving, and more!  Theatre experience is appreciated but not necessary. Ideally, backstage volunteers will cover 4 or more performances. Tech and dress rehearsals are required for all backstage volunteers.


Front of House Usher/ Event Volunteer

Be the face of Phamay when audiences visit the theatre! Volunteer ushers guide audiences to their seats, share accessibility resources, provide program information, and make guests feel welcome at Phamaly Theatre Company performances. Ideally, ushers will be able to cover 2 or more shifts during the run of a show. Currently, ushers are invited to enjoy the show but are not required to stay through the entire performance.


Volunteer Lead

A Volunteer lead is a new position responsible for managing the volunteer’s daily experience at the theatre and supporting show celebrations. The Volunteer Lead will work with the Assistant Stage Manager – Crew Lead to create backstage tracks for volunteers, be a source of information for volunteers, be available to fill in for absent volunteers, and manage the green room. Volunteer leads, with the assistance of the Phamaly Staff, will also help by making reservations for opening and closing night parties, handing out backstage awards and gifts, and Phamaly Z-A-P sessions. Volunteer Leads must have volunteered backstage with Phamaly on at least 1 other Phamaly production and will need to be available for most performance dates to qualify. Email if you are interested in being a volunteer lead.

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Administrative Volunteer

There are some occasions where Phamaly can use some help behind the scenes. Administrative tasks can be completed remotely or from the Phamaly Theatre Company offices. Volunteers will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Different responsibilities may include data management, mailing duties, marketing duties, or making calls. Please email with any questions.