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 2017, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival runs from June 20 to July 16 at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park. Shows play at 8pm Tuesday through Saturday, and matinees are at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Most shifts are 6-10pm for evening shows and 12-4pm for matinees 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 2 tickets to our 2017 festival, complimentary snacks during your shift, an awesome party with lots of door prizes, discounted/free first aid and ProServe training, a T-shirt, lanyard and much more!

To join our volunteer team please sign up and select shifts you are interested in by clicking the button below.
Our Front of House Coordinator will be reviewing all sign ups and contacting people in early May to confirm.

To volunteer for Box Office please send an email to the address below.

or email volunteer@freewillshakespeare.com

Our spots fill up fast so sign up soon!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Join our Executive Committees

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 Freewill.

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