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Volunteers play a vital role and make a difference.

On behalf of all of us at Stages Theatre Company, thank you for considering us. We seek volunteers to usher at performances, serve as Board and Committee members, to work on special projects including office. See below for current needs.

Your generous time will contribute to our serving an annual average of 130,000 children and families.


Please complete our VOLUNTEER APPLICATION, found below. .


Ushering (ages 12+)

Most of our volunteers get involved by ushering for performances. We have nearly 300 performances and about 95,000 audience members every year, each of whom needs to get from the parking lot to their seat. We rely almost exclusively on volunteers to make this possible.

Usher Responsibilities Include:

  • Tearing tickets
  • Distributing show programs
  • Assisting audience members to their seats
  • Quickly walking through the theater after performances to pick up programs

As a thank you, we provide Ushers with ticket vouchers to see future Stages Theatre Company productions, an invite to the annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet, along with other perks and benefits.



Scheduling is a first come, first served basis.


  • For the safety of the children and families we serve, please note that all volunteers must agree to a Child Protection Background Check. Cost for this is covered by Stages Theatre Company.
  • Volunteer ushering requires you to be on your feet and able to move up and down stairs. Some light lifting may be required. Volunteer Usher hours vary. Time commitment is usually 2 hrs per shift.


Office Work (ages 16+)

On an as-needed-basis: Office duties typically require working with files, organizing data, scanning photos & documents, making copies and computer data entry when applicable.   Office work hours are weekdays between 9:00am and 3:00pm, when needed.




Miscellaneous Projects (ages 16+)

1. Events require very hands on volunteers. Responsibilities can include (but are not limited to) setting up and breaking down materials, working at information and will-call tables, handing out resources, etc. Each event has unique elements and responsibilities vary accordingly. When you volunteer for particular events, STC will always welcome you to stay and enjoy that event.
2. We always have projects that require special expertise, particularly in the areas of volunteer management, set building, costume shop ambassadors, etc. If you have special talents and interests in these areas, we'd like to talk with you. Miscellaneous project hours vary according to the project.










We’d like to give a special shout out to our volunteer of the year family: The Paulsens.

Parents Laurie & Jerry are staples of our ushering program as is daughter Hannah, when she isn’t on-stage or in the booth running sound or lights for the show. 







 This month we honor LISA ASCHEMAN for her volunteerism to Stages. Lisa is a valuable member of our Usher program, always going above and beyond, smiling all the while, and providing quality customer service to our patrons.  Learn more about Lisa and check back as we continue to honor our wonderful volunteers.



Q: How long have you been volunteering with Stages?

A: I have been ushering for about 5 months.

Q: What types of volunteering do you do with Stages?

A:  I have done all kinds of ushering, all stations, school matinees and regular evening performances. 

Q: What do you enjoy most about volunteering?

A: I love volunteering with Stages Theatre because of the people, awesome people!  I love meeting the Casts of the shows, the Tech people, the Office Staff, House Managers, Bus Wranglers, fellow Ushers and the school groups and ticket holders who come to see the shows.  They are all great!

Q: Would you recommend volunteering at Stages to friends and family?

A: I would definitely recommend volunteering at Stages,  it is easy, training is thorough, great group of people, and it is really fun.  I also love seeing the shows, and earning the vouchers too so I can give them away and invite others to come enjoy great theater!

We conservatively estimate that approximately 300 volunteers donate about 5,000 hour’s worth of service each year to Stages Theatre Company. As we have grown, maintaining and developing a strong base of well-trained, committed volunteers has become increasingly important to us. If you would like information about volunteering at Stages Theatre Company, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Brent Teclaw at (952) 979-1126 or via email.  


For the safety of the children and families we serve, please note that all volunteers must agree to a Child Protection Background Check. Cost for this is covered by Stages Theatre Company.

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