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Thank you for your interest in getting involved with Shakespeare Theatre Company!  Our dedicated volunteers play an essential role in the daily operations of Shakespeare Theatre Company.


The show could not go on without our corps of volunteer ushers. We are not currently recruiting new ushers. Please check back in early spring when new opportunities may be available. Learn more about the benefits and requirements of being an STC Usher.


STC needs help from volunteers for a variety of tasks and events in every area of the theatre. Instead of a weekly time commitment, STC Volunteers are called on for help with special projects and events throughout the year as they are scheduled. This ensures STC can have reliable help when we need it most and allows volunteers to work when it is most convenient for them.

What do volunteers do at STC?

  • Provide administrative assistance in our development, marketing, and finance departments, including invitation and solicitation mailings and filing projects
  • Staff tables at community festivals, promoting STC programming and sharing knowledge about the theatre
  • Assist with Free for All, our annual presentation of free Shakespeare performances
  • Lend a hand at STC special events such as open rehearsals

To become part of our company of volunteers, please fill out this application.

College students

Local college students! Become an STC Apprentice and get your hands dirty with Shakespeare Theatre Company for a full season. Volunteering with a variety of departments, students will get resume-building experience and an inside look at professional theatre. Applications are due August 1. For more information, get on the mailing list now or email

frequently asked questions

I’m still in school – can I volunteer?
Absolutely! We love to have help from students. Submit your information and we’ll put you on the list for volunteer calls.

Can I volunteer with STC for a service project or short-term work experience?
Most likely, no. Because we do not use volunteers weekly, we usually cannot offer enough hours to fulfill your requirement. It is also hard to predict the timing of events or projects needing volunteers, so it would be hard to know whether we can offer enough hours by your deadline.

Can I volunteer backstage, with the production crew or in the scene/costume shops?
Unfortunately, our insurance will only cover paid employees, so we cannot allow volunteers to assist in production areas.

Do volunteers receive any benefits from STC?
Yes! All volunteers can get 10% off tuition for STC Classes and 10% off merchandise at the gift shop.

I’m only available at night or on weekends. Can I volunteer?
Yes! Events where we need assistance are frequently scheduled on nights and weekends. You can also consider volunteering as an usher – shows are scheduled throughout the week in the evening and on weekend afternoons.