Over the past 27 years, The Freewill Shakespeare Festival has had the opportunity to work with some pretty incredible people: our volunteers. We truly appreciate their dedication, support, love and energy. We wouldn’t have come this far without them!


Become a Festival Volunteer

In 2015, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival runs from June 23 to July 19 at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park. Shows at 8pm Tuesday thru Saturday, and matinees at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Most shifts are 6-10pm for evening shows and 12-4pm for matinee shows and we ask for volunteers to take at least 4 shifts . Roles include ushers, concession sales, merch sales, line up patrol and ticket takers. Volunteer perks include two ticket to our 2015 Festival, complimentary snacks during your shift, an awesome party with lots of door prizes, discounted/free First Aid and ProServe training, a free ticket to the 2015 Rapid Fire Theatre shows, a tshirt and lanyard and much more!

Our 2015 Festival has now concluded. We will begin recruitment for volunteers again in the spring of 2016. If you would like us to contact you at that time, please email volunteer@freewillshakespeare.com 


Join our Executive Committees

As we move into our next 25 years, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival is seeking new volunteers to sit on the executive committees chaired by our Board of Directors. Current openings include:

Fundraising Committee: The Free Will Players organize 2-3 fundraisers each year and are looking for assistance in planning them. Skills we are looking for include event management, public relations, AV/ graphic arts skills and outreach.

Corporate Sponsorship Committee: As part of our ongoing search for new sponsors we are looking for people to help us in our outreach to the business community. Volunteers would assist with contacting sponsors for donations, writing proposals to corporations for donations, and attending networking events on behalf of Free Will.

To apply, or for more information, please email board@freewillshakespeare.com