Volunteering

069159fcf81ffab99d94dcc603b69dbaLooking for a more hands-on way to support the Opera House?
We are always looking for people to join our dedicated team of volunteers!

Why should I volunteer at Waterville Opera House?
Volunteering is a rewarding way to give back to your community and gives the volunteer the opportunity to see Opera House performances for free.

What volunteering positions are available?
We rely on the outstanding hospitality of our volunteers for nearly every performance at the Opera House. Positions include ushering, taking tickets, ID and bag checking, merchandise and concessions sales, and Box Office assistance. Did you know that all of our community performers are volunteers? We also have clerical and production positions available, please see below for more information on volunteering in the office or backstage!

How do I sign up to volunteer at Waterville Opera House?
We use on online service called Sign Up to manage our volunteers. Events are added to the website as we update our performance schedule throughout the year and different types of events have different volunteering requirements. Theatrical and comedy events typically require a two to three hour commitment, concerts can run as long as four to five hours. Please keep time requirements in mind when choosing which events to volunteer for. If you need additional information about a specific event, please see the contact info below. We ask that first-time volunteers try to sign up for either Floor Usher, Elevator, or Will Call as these are considered the “training” positions. Please click on the Sign Up link below to see our current opportunities and to sign up for an event!

I’m a new volunteer! What do I need to know for my first event?
Thanks so much for joining our team! We ask that you please make note of the volunteer arrival time given for your event on Sign Up (1 hour and 15 minutes prior to the event time). It is important that new volunteers arrive no later than the requested time so that the Opera House staff has time to train them before patrons begin arriving for the performance. Upon arrival at the theater, please meet in the office to the right of the Opera House lobby on the second floor of City Hall. A Pre-Show Meeting takes place in this office prior to all performances so that volunteers can receive event-specific information. See below for our dress code requirements.

What is the Dress Code for Opera House volunteers?
Our dress code is designed to facilitate the ease with which patrons can identify volunteer staff. In order to maintain a consistent and professional appearance, please observe our simple dress code by wearing: black and white clothing that is not revealing (patterns are acceptable), your Opera House name tag (provided by WOH), and a welcoming smile! The following clothing is not allowed: t-shirts, jeans, mini-skirts, athletic apparel, and athletic shoes.

Sign Up to Volunteer at WOH!

Interested in volunteering in the office or making magic onstage?
The Opera House is always looking for support in the office and during our own productions. Whether it is helping out during special events, distributing show posters in your town, assisting with clerical projects such as mass mailings, or by the building the set, painting the stage, sewing costumes, playing in the orchestra, or working backstage during performances, if you have some experience or skills, we would be happy to work with you!

For more information…
Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Emilienne Ouellette, Box Office Manager at 873-7000 or eouellette@operahouse.org.