Update for our 2022 season
Dusk Dances is a magical experience, and volunteers are critical to its execution.
Volunteers do everything from putting up tents and passing out programs to carrying the host’s water bottle from site to site during a performance. Above all, volunteers make the audience and the performers feel welcome and cared for.
Dusk Dances requires volunteers for all performances, previews, and dress rehearsals
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Help create magic in a park near you!
Why volunteer with Dusk Dances?
- You enjoy spending time outdoors and interacting with people of all ages.
You want to support a beautiful and accessible community-oriented event.
You love dance, and you want to help bring dance to a broader audience.
You had a great time volunteering at Dusk Dances in the past!
What do volunteers do?
- Production Volunteers work behind-the-scenes. They help to set everything up (tents, chairs, banners, signs, props, etc.) and take it all down again when the performance ends. They watch over all dance sites, the dressing room(s), and any other backstage areas.
- Front of House Volunteers interact with the audience—they are the “face” of the festival. They welcome audience members, answer questions, give directions, collect money, and more. Some volunteers are stationed at the information table, but most travel from site to site with the audience. In some locations, volunteers also make and sell popcorn. At the end of the night, Front of House volunteers help Production Volunteers to put everything away.
- Floater Volunteers fill in for people who are away and help out wherever they are needed most during a performance. They might do any—or all—of the above.
How much time do volunteers commit to the festival?
Volunteer shifts are approximately 4–5 hours long, and we appreciate it if volunteers can commit to 2 or more shifts.
- Production volunteers are generally at the park from 2½ hours before a performance begins until about half an hour after the performance ends. Production volunteers are also needed at all dress rehearsals.
- Front of House volunteers are generally at the park from 1½ hours before a performance begins until about 1 hour after the performance ends.
All volunteers are encouraged to attend the dress rehearsal so they can enjoy the performance, become familiar with this year’s program, and meet their fellow volunteers.
Contact your local volunteer coordinator (see below) for more details and to register as a volunteer.
If you are a high school student in Ontario, you can count the time you spend with Dusk Dances as community involvement hours.
The volunteer coordinator can sign any forms required by a student’s school and/or provide a letter stating the details of a student’s involvement
Contact the volunteer coordinator in your city:
- Barrie - Breeanna Booth, email@example.com
- Hamilton - Jude Salomon, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Repentigny - Vicky Lapointe, email@example.com
- Toronto - Dimitra Chronopoulos, firstname.lastname@example.org