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Volunteer

Volunteer with Phamaly!

Our work is made possible by dedicated volunteers who provide support to our artists and audiences. No experience, no problem! Phamaly is collaborative and wants everyone involved to succeed. Please be aware that positions are limited and 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 volunteer@phamaly.org with any questions.

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.

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Front of House Usher/ Event Volunteer

Be the face of Phamaly 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.

Group and Organization Volunteering – Usher Takeover

Make memories with your group, school, or company volunteering for a great cause and enjoying a professional theatre production for free! One of the best (and most fun!) ways to support Phamaly’s unique mission is by volunteering to be a member of our usher team for a performance. Each performance requires a team of 5 to 8 ushers to greet audiences, pass out programs, and attend to Phamaly’s Accessibility Services Table. Have a great time with our community and learn more about accessibility with yours!

We invite groups and organizations to request an Usher Takeover, providing 5 to 8 people to volunteer together for single performances based on your availability. As a thank you, Phamaly will feature your group on our social media networks and in the special thanks section of our digital program. Additionally, ushers are provided seats to enjoy the show for free. Accessibility accommodations are available.

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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 volunteer@phamaly.org 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 volunteer@phamaly.org with any questions.

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