In a Supporting Role: Volunteering-Portland
It's a rare theatre that does not welcome volunteers; so if a company is not listed still contact them about your interest. The following descriptions are excerpted and quoted from a select few theaters' websites. Have Fun!
Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 SW Morrison
Portland, OR 97205
Contact: Audiences Services Manager
Artist Rep offers many opportunities throughout the year for volunteers 16 years of age or older. Volunteers see shows for free. Opportunities include ushering; joining the Artist Rep Guild; & assisting with special events, office tasks, hospitality and mailings. Indicate your interest when you complete the online form.
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
PO Box 231004
Tigard, OR 97281
Broadway Rose offers many volunteer opportunities throughout the year and would love for you to be involved.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, attend the required orientation training and have an email account. Visit website for detailed list of volunteer requirements.
Performance Volunteers. During productions, performance volunteers assist staff in the lobby and see the show for free! Performance volunteers usher, serve concessions, sell raffle tickets and souvenirs, and pick up programs after the show. These volunteers are the ambassadors of Broadway Rose and a public face of the company.
Additional Volunteer Opportunities. Besides ushering, Broadway Rose often has several other volunteer opportunities. These include special events, office assistance, mailings, and cleaning parties. Please indicate when you fill out the volunteer application below that you wish to be included for these opportunities as well.
Lakewood Theatre Company
368 S. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Volunteers work alongside professional artists and staff members on special events, arts programming and other needs. Volunteers are needed for committees, fundraising, ushering, and lending a hand. Are you ready to help? Contact LTC to become involved!
Miracle Theatre Group (Teatro Milagro)
425 SE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
Become a Portland Volunteer at Milagro. Volunteers are an invaluable resource to Teatro Milagro, especially as a non-profit organization. If you would like to donate your skills to the Portland’s premier Latino arts and culture organization, let them know.
Oregon Children’s Theatre
Studios and Offices:
1939 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Newmark & Winningstad Theaters
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Volunteering for Oregon Children’s Theare can be fun, rewarding, and educational. As a volunteer, you will be supporting OCT in its mission to provide exceptional theater experiences for young audiences.
OCT seeks volunteers to help with a variety of tasks throughout each season. Volunteer duties range from helping out in the office to directing school groups as they arrive at the theater, or selling merchandise at OCT family shows on the weekends. The time commitment and hours of work for volunteers will vary, depending on your interest and availability.
Benefits include free tickets, Acting Academy discounts, invitations to OCT special events, and more! If interested, fill out the online application.
Portland Actors Ensemble
PO Box 8671
Portland, OR. 97207
Much of the work of Portland Actors Ensemble is done by volunteers who believe that free Shakespeare is worth some of their time. PAE’s board of directors, staff, talented graphic designer, several wonderful photographers all volunteer to help make PAE work.
If you have talents and want to help, PAE would love to talk to you! Even something as simple as ushering at a performance, or helping sew costumes is greatly appreciated. Contact them and they will be happy to put you to work.
Portland Center Stage
Gerding Theater at the Armory
128 NW Eleventh Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209
Volunteer Line: (503) 445-3825
Portland Center Stage occasionally accepts new volunteer ushers. Ushers play an integral role in ensuring that PCS’s patrons have an outstanding theater experience. PCS seeks dedicated and outgoing people to assist in various ways before, during, and after performances. It’s a great way to show your support for Portland theater plus you get to see each show for free.
Additional volunteer opportunities available by joining a PCS volunteer committee. Volunteer committees provide a wide range of opportunities that allow you utilize existing skills while gaining new experiences. Volunteer opportunities include: Amory Ambassadors, Entertainers, Office Assistants, Supporting Cast, and special events.
Visit webpage to complete the online volunteer application.
602 NE Prescott St
Portland, OR 97211
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteers and community support form the backbone of Portland Playhouse. Opportunities to lend a hand here at Portland Playhouse are available year round. The Playhouse’s family of volunteers help out in a number of capacities including ushering, administrative work, construction, gardening, painting, event planning, and more.
To learn more email the Volunteer Coordinator.
P.O. Box 14845
Portland, OR 97293
Contacts: Profile Theatre Guild: Len & Susan Magazine at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Profile Theatre Guild: Guild volunteers encourage greater community participation with and support for the Theatre, and serve as ambassadors to promote the Theatre to patrons and performers. The Goals of the Guild are to increase enjoyment and appreciation of drama through education and to broaden the relationship of the theatre with the community. Guild members are invited to special events including First Rehearsals for Main Stage Productions. Interested in joining? Want more information? Contact Len and Susan Magazine.
Volunteering: If you are interested in participating as a volunteer, please send an email stating your interest.
Third Rail Repertory Theatre
PO Box 96063
Portland, OR 97296
Contact: Lauren, Volunteer Coordinator
Current Opportunities: Providing snacks for our cast and crew during tech weekends, addressing envelopes for mailings, stuffing envelopes, poster and postcard distribution, administrative assistance, & ushering. If you’d like to help, please email Third Rail’s volunteer coordinator.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF)
15 S. Pioneer Street
Ashland, Or 97520
Tel: (541) 482-2111
Each season, over 700 volunteers donate nearly 35,000 hours, working in various departments at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. These departments included, but were not limited to, the Tudor Guild Gift Shop and the Allen Elizabethan, Bowmer, and Thomas Theatres.
Application for OSF’s current volunteer needs and application form are posted on their website.
Tudor Guild Volunteer Organization. Tudor Guild was established in 1948 as a volunteer organization with the purpose of providing financial support and service to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 1952 it incorporated as a non-profit organization. The Tudor Guild staffs the volunteers in the Tudor Guild Gift Shop, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's official gift shop located "on the bricks" across from the entrance to the Angus Bowmer Theatre. The Tudor Guild is currently accepting applications. To find out about volunteer opportunities within the Tudor Guild, please visit tgmembers.org