Spend More Time at The Colonial Theatre!
What is a Volunteer?
Volunteers are the backbone of most performing arts centers around the country. A Volunteer is someone who cares about the Theatre and wants to help us make it a success. A Volunteer is a dependable, friendly, outgoing person with a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. A Volunteer may be YOU!
The skills a Volunteer needs are pretty basic and the Colonial staff will be happy to train you on technical skills. The skills all Volunteers need are: patience, dependability, commitment, thoroughness, friendliness, and a deep care for the Colonial and our community. We can teach you which button to push or where the candy bars are stored. We can’t teach you to be the other things.
If you have a specific skill or set of skills you would like to share with us and with others, consisting of anything from committee work to building maintenance, we will find a place for you in our Volunteer Family. Just let us know!
Who can be a Volunteer?
Types of Volunteers
- Box Office
We need 1 Volunteer to sell tickets at the door for all events. These Volunteers should have good money handling and basic computer skills. Arrive 30 minutes before movies, 1 hr 15 minutes before concerts. Dress is smart casual.
- Ticket Collector
We need 1 Volunteer ticket collector per each performance. These Volunteers are located just outside the inner lobby doors and tear tickets before the audience enters the auditorium. Arrive 30 minutes before movies, 1 hr 15 minutes before concerts. Dress is smart casual.
We need between 4 and 8 Volunteer ushers for all concerts at the Theatre. The larger the show and the larger the potential audience, the more Ushers we will need. Ushers also hand out programs and playbills as needed. Arrive 1 hr 15 minutes before concerts. Dress is white top, black bottom.
- Special Events
- We are always on the lookout for volunteers with a variety of skills to work during our special programming such as BlobFest, TEDxPhoenixville, the Oscar Party, etc.
- Street Team
We need Volunteers in various neighborhoods to post flyers.
- Data Entry
We need Volunteers with basic computer skills who can help us update our various databases.
We have a few openings for concessions Volunteers. You must be very experienced in food services and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Dress is smart casual.
- Projection Booth and Lighting
Must be highly-skilled and have experience in either of these areas.
There are several benefits to serving as a Volunteer at the Colonial Theatre. These include:
- Free admission to the events you are Volunteering to work (can be up to a $39.50 value).
- A chance to get to know others in our community and make new acquaintances and friends.
- The knowledge that you are helping to continue the Theatre for generations to come.
If you have the basic skills listed above and want to try volunteering for the Colonial Theatre, click here for a Volunteer Application or pick one up at the Theatre. Fill out the form and fax it to 610-917-0509 or drop it off with the Staff at the Theatre. You can indicate the type of volunteering you would like to do, when you would like to do it and how often. We will do our best to get you in the position you want. Any questions? Call us at 610-917-1228.