We depend heavily on volunteers, and we truly appreciate their efforts. Volunteers are the backbone of TWS productions. Therefore, as part of their child’s enrollment, all parents/caregivers must commit to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours over the course of the program. There are many opportunities to volunteer so parents/caregivers can choose something that works with their schedule. The volunteering can be done at the school or from home. We need volunteers during rehearsals, backstage during productions, and to help with costumes, props, set design, shopping, and the cast party, just to name a few. Everyone is asked to fill out a volunteer form during registration to detail areas of interest, so that we can find a job you’ll love. We think you’ll find it to be a wonderful way to spend time with your child. It can be fun, creative, exciting, enlightening, and very rewarding. This commitment must be fulfilled in order to return to the next production. All Volunteers must fill out a CORI form provided by NES. Please see the list of Volunteer Opportunities
Rehearsal Coaches – volunteers that work with the cast during rehearsal to learn their lines and help with their presentation and stage presence.
Costume Coordinators – volunteers that will lead groups of sewers and help to ensure timely completion of costumes and/or organize and prepare costumes for costume tech and performances.
Costume Sewers – volunteers that assemble or create costumes
Costume Shoppers – volunteers that will help to locate and purchase items needed for costuming the cast.
Dressers – volunteers who help to costume cast prior to a production as well as assist with costume changes during a production.
Laundry and Ironing Helpers – volunteers to help provide the efforts to assure fresh, clean, pressed and polished costumes during performances and attending to the cleaning & restoring following performances.
Props Collectors – volunteer who gathers items listed as props for the production. This person will also need to catalogue the items lent to TWS so that they can be returned.
Publicity and Ad Sales – volunteers will contact the media about the production, distribute fliers and posters around the greater Newburyport area, and sell ad space in the program.
Box Office Sales – sells tickets to the show. Must be available the final 2 wks of production to sell tickets after rehearsal and during each of the public shows to sell/distribute tickets.
House Management– assists guests with seating, hands out programs, maintains available seating, and opens house door during performance for actors. Need to be at every public performance.
Make-Up and Hair Stylists – volunteers that help prior to each show with application or makeup and hair styles.
Lobby Sales People – sell various performance related items such as flowers, balloons, trinkets etc. prior to the public performances.
Stage Handyman – skilled carpenter available at least 1 time per week to check in and assist with varied set related issues
Cast Party Crew – help with the planning, set-up, hosting and clean-up of the cast party.