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Volunteering

Contact

volunteers@virginiarep.org

With more than 300 active participants, Virginia Rep volunteers comprise the largest portion of the theatre’s organization and, other than actors, are often the most visible group to our patrons. We could not fully operate without our dedicated volunteers.

Become part of the Virginia Rep Family

Virginia Rep offers various opportunities to volunteer. Our pressing need is for volunteer ushers and gift shop attendants. In addition we have opportunities to work on special events such as our Season Announcement and Open House, Anything Goes Gala, REP35 Happy Hours, Santa Brunches, or community events. Our 4th Wall program is a year long opportunity for teens who are specifically interested in getting more involved in theatre.

Or if you have a specific expertise that you might like to share please let us know, and we will see if there is an area where we can use your help. We can also offer opportunities for corporate groups or scouts to volunteer.

Benefits of Volunteering

Virginia Rep considers volunteers to be a part of our family and offers insider perks to recognize your hard work. All volunteers receive 10% off gift shop items, a $5 discount on Hanover and Signature shows to be used throughout the year, $2 discount to Children’s shows, and complimentary tickets to select shows during your service. We honor our volunteers with an annual cocktail reception complete with entertainment and recognition of volunteer of the year.

Get Started

You can register as an interested volunteer using one of these methods:

Once you're registered, we will contact you with more information about how to sign up for for training, shows, and events.

Age

The suggested age to be a volunteer usher is 16. Teens younger than 16 may volunteer with a supervising adult.

Handbook

Volunteers should familiarize themselves with the following document prior to signing up for a shift:

Usher Handbook and Policies and Venue Information (pdf)