Become A Volunteer!

PlayFest Santa Barbara is January, 2014!



Volunteering for PlayFest Santa Barbara is the only way to see a SHOW for FREE!

There are three different short-term volunteer positions, and each of them offers a “work a show – see a show” opportunity. For each shift you volunteer with PlayFest Santa Barbara, you’ll receive a Volunteer Voucher - good for a ticket to any PlayFest Santa Barbara performance! We are building our volunteer database in order to make volunteering (including ushering, communicating, and scheduling) much easier to coordinate. If you are interested in any volunteering for PlayFest Santa Barbara, please make sure to fill out the Application Form at the bottom of the page!  Filling out an application form will allow us to send specialized training and scheduling information based on your interest. Thanks for helping to make PlayFest Santa Barbara happen!

PlayFest Volunteer Standards – Volunteers are expected to exhibit professional work habits including but not limited to being on time, following PlayFest workplace policies, arriving prepared for shifts, being responsive and following through on supervisor requests. Volunteers are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties. Volunteers should exhibit a positive attitude in relation with patrons, fellow volunteers and staff.

PlayFest Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to and from the festival.
  • Volunteers must have a valid e-mail address.
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Volunteers must not have been convicted of a felony

CONCIERGE – We’re putting together a team of enthusiastic concierges, who would be on rotating assignment to the concierge desk at PlayFest Santa Barbara. Our concierges answer general questions, as well as suggest restaurants and routes to venues to our patrons and can help our audience find the perfect show for them. For each shift at the concierge desk, you’ll receive a voucher to see a show for free! The application form is located at the bottom of this page.

BOX OFFICE / TICKET DISTRIBUTION – We need short-term volunteers to help with will-call distribution. This involves handing out tickets to audience members who have purchased tickets in advance via the internet or phone. You will report to the Box Office Manager and Venue Director on-site, who’ll give you instructions. And remember, for each two-hour shift as a box office volunteer, you’ll receive a voucher to see a show for free! To volunteer at the box office, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

GENERAL VOLUNTEERS – General volunteers are needed to assist the staff with whatever needs doing. It could be anything from taking a replacement lamp to a venue to taking notes at a daily roll call meeting. Whatever it is, you can bet it is vital to keeping PlayFest Santa Barbara going. If you are interested in any of the above Short Term Volunteer Positions, you can get started by  filling out the Application Form at the bottom of the page. You’ll then receive the appropriate Volunteer Newsletters with information about training and scheduling. We need help starting in December and throughout the festival, so even if you can only help for a few hours/days, or late in the festival, your help is still very much appreciated!

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I understand that volunteering is a choice and that the PlayFest may have to reassign me or let me go as a volunteer if it is determined that I am not a good fit or if I behave in a manner that does not represent the PlayFest well. I also understand that confidential and proprietary information of the PlayFest Theater is the property of the PlayFest Theater and, if given a volunteer position, I agree that such information will remain confidential during and after my tenure as a PlayFest Theater volunteer.

By submitting this form, you agree to these volunteer standards.

To get you started on your road to becoming a PlayFest volunteer, please fill out and submit the form below.


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