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Celebrating the value of volunteering

Welcome to the Chemainus Theatre!  Thinking about volunteering?  Volunteers help us deliver an outstanding professional theatre experience to our patrons. The energy, passion and commitment of our volunteers aid in the success of our productions and our reputation. Come join our team and become an ambassador for the arts! Please note all volunteer applicants are interviewed before approval. Thank you for your application.

This is what some of our current longstanding volunteers have to say . . .

We need our theatre so by volunteering, I feel that I am helping to keep the doors open. I love meeting all the patrons as well as the volunteers.  Best job ever! – Irene

I enjoy the people, and seeing the shows. I like to help promote the arts.  This is close to where I live.  The meals are wonderful! – Beryl

First of all, the wonderful volunteer appreciation dinner & Theatre performances. Secondly the amazing staff, positive atmosphere, wonderful perks, free tickets, 2 for 1 tickets etc.  Always thanked for volunteering.  This is the best volunteer job ever! – Iris


Volunteer Responsibilities

As a Volunteer for the Chemainus Theatre Festival, I agree to the following:

  • I will work to the best of my abilities in the tasks that have been assigned to me;
  • I will represent the Chemainus Theatre Festival in a positive way in the community;
  • I will arrive on time for my shift;
  • I will dress appropriately, as outlined in the Volunteer Resource and Training Manual, in order to maintain the positive image of the Chemainus Theatre Festival;
  • At any time, if I am unable to fulfill my duties, I will use the shift change request on-line to find my own replacement. In case of an emergency, I will contact the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible.
  • The Volunteer Coordinator has the right to terminate my involvement with the Chemainus Theatre Festival at any time if I am unable to perform my duties as set out in the Volunteer Job Description.


While volunteering at the Chemainus Theatre Festival, you must hold in confidence all matters that come to your attention in the line of duty, including material from or about our patrons and matters regarding other volunteers. Please respect the privacy of others and use all information gained at the Chemainus Theatre Festival in a responsible manner.

Volunteer Registration Form

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.


First Name *

Last Name *

Mailing Address *

City *

Province *

Postal Code *

Home Phone *

Mobile Phone *

Contact Email *


Name of Person *

Their Phone Number *


Please summarize any past relevant work or volunteer experience. References may be required.

What special skills or qualifications you have acquired from employment, volunteer work, or through other activities (including hobbies, sports, etc.), that would benefit you as a volunteer at the theatre?

How did you hear about us?


After reading the brief description and commitment required, please check the areas that interest you.


During performances, ushers aid in creating an enjoyable experience for our patrons. Usher duties include: helping people to their seats, ripping tickets, handing out programs, tidying the theatre and assistance to the Front of House Coordinator as directed.*


Ambassadors are the first point of contact our patrons have. They are responsible for the meet and greet of patrons as they arrive and to ensure they are taken care of and are able to get to where they want to go. Distributing show programs to patrons as they arrive, and assisting patrons to the correct theatre doors based on their tickets.*


Our coat check volunteers provide coat check service to patrons: organize coat check tickets in order, organize coat hangers in order, hang patron coats as they arrive and distribute coat check tickets for pick up. You will also assist in providing hearing devices to patrons who request them.*


Occasionally, volunteers are needed to help with preparing promotional materials throughout the season, including mail- outs, poster & brochure distribution. General training and willing to be contacted on a per need basis.*


Occasionally throughout the year, volunteers are required to aid in the successful running of a special event. This includes greeting patrons, handing out information and showing patrons around the building. General training and willing to be contacted on a per need basis.*


It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to reace, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age or disability. Volunteers must be able bodied with basic fitness and mental alertness. Minimum age is 17.


By submitting this form you are agreeing to the statements above regarding our code of conduct and confidentiality. *

I Understand

I agree to allow Chemainus Festival Theatre to communicate with me via the email address I have provided above. *