Give the gift of time, talent, and enthusiasm.
Join a growing family of community volunteers who provide vital support to the company of performers and theatre artists who make Weston their summer home.
Get to know the actors, directors, designers, and staff while making a gift of your time to support the non-profit Weston Playhouse.
Opportunities are available in the following areas:
Adopt-A-Shop: This is a great opportunity for you to learn about and support what goes on behind the scenes of putting on a show. When you Adopt-A-Shop (costume, set, paint, electric, etc.), you will stop by the shop approximately twice a month to bring them some snacks and treats. Adopt-A-Shop is a wonderful way to bring joy and a sense of community to our summer residents.
Welcome Baskets: Given to cast and crew on the first day of rehearsals, they are very popular and much-loved by our visiting artists. The baskets contain donated items and goodies from around the area, including local or home-made cheese, baked goods, jams, etc. This is a fun way to make the cast feel welcomed on their first day in Weston.
Driving: We occasionally need drivers to help pick up cast members or other members of the crew in Albany or Rutland. Sometimes the cast and crew would also appreciate a ride to the grocery store or to the Farmers' Market. This is a great opportunity to get to know Weston artists and support the staff during the height of the summer season.
Tech Dinners: The Tuesday before a show’s opening is the first time the actors are in the theatre with sets and in costume. A buffet dinner is provided for the cast and crew, prepared at home by volunteers and brought to the Cabaret space for Playhouse shows, and to Walker Farm for Walker Farm productions. Volunteers providing food are welcome to stay for dinner and attend the tech rehearsal!
Welcome Dinners: When rehearsals begin for a particular show, there’s no better way to welcome the cast and technical staff to Weston than with a home-cooked meal in your home.
Office Assistance: Get to know the year-round administrative staff by assisting with archiving, mailings, special events, and more. Includes opportunities to volunteer in the winter and spring months!
Ushering: Ushers are essential in assisting with the smooth and safe operation of our theatre before, during, and after shows. Our ushers help patrons find their seats, hand out programs, and ensure the safety of all guests in case of an emergency.
The Weston Playhouse Student Usher program allows students to earn community service hours, gain work experience, and see the show at no charge.
For more information about any of our volunteer programs, please email Rachel Liff or call (802) 824-8167 x104.