VOLUNTEERING AT THE WESTDALE
The Westdale is a historic 342-seat theatre that screens independent films, and provides an intimate cultural space for public performances and exhibitions, showcasing Canadian and world content. As a non-profit charitable arts organization, we are grateful for the support of our volunteers.
What does a Volunteer do?
Volunteers support our Front of House team by:
- Checking tickets, and showing patrons to their seats
- Assisting at the Concession counter by pouring fountain drinks, bagging popcorn and serving other food & beverages.
- Tidying up the theatre in between screenings (eg sweeping popcorn, putting empty containers in the recycling bins)
- Running the Westdale Farmer’s Market booth on Tuesdays
- Handing out flyers and posters to the Westdale Village community
- Assisting with artist hospitality (eg ordering catering)
Benefits of being a Volunteer:
- Enjoy a film, concert, or live performance during your shift
- Complimentary popcorn and soft drinks
- Participate in staff functions
- Build customer service skills
- Support a community arts organization
- Meet new people
- Learn about the film industry
What skills do Volunteers need to have?
Our volunteers have a passion for the arts and enjoy helping people. There is no experience necessary: we provide training. As we are licensed by the AGCO to serve alcohol, we do require that any volunteers assisting at the Concession counter have a valid Smart Serve certification.
How many hours do Volunteers work per week?
There is no minimum number of hours required, however we ask that volunteers commit to 2 shifts per month. Volunteers are scheduled based on their availability. Each week we email a call out for volunteers and schedule 1-2 volunteers per screening or event. A typical shift is 3-4 hours.
Questions? Contact our team – email@example.com