The Westdale is a historic 340-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.  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 Andrea Erl, Volunteer Coordinator – andrea@thewestdale.ca