Show Volunteers

Volunteers are a valued and essential part of every CharacterWorks production. The gift of your time and efforts is so important that CWorks wants to make sure to place you carefully according to your skills, your preferences (where possible) and your availability. Once you are assigned a job, you will be contacted by the chairperson of the committee to which you are assigned and they will rely on your assistance. Thank you for offering to be a blessing to CharacterWorks!

Volunteer Application Dates - 2023-2024
  • SPRING 2024 - Finding Nemo JR. and Mary Poppins: Applications are due at midnight on Tuesday, April 30th. Volunteers will be notified of their acceptance/assignment by Tuesday, May 7th.
  • SUMMER 2024 - Les Miserables School Edition and Peter Pan JR.: Info will be posted in 2024.

Rules and Requirements
  • CharacterWorks is committed to safeguarding the welfare of the children in our care. All volunteers ages 18+ will undergo a background check to ensure the safety and protection of our children.
  • We may not be able to accept all student volunteer applicants. All applicants will be notified, regardless of acceptance.
  • Volunteers must be age 15+ to work on backstage/stage crew and props.
  • Volunteers must be age 13+ to work on costumes, tech, or make-up.
  • It is preferred that volunteers work all rehearsals, but required that they work at least two tech rehearsals.
  • It is required that volunteers be able to work at least two performances.
  • Students under 13 years of age may not fill out this application and are not allowed in any backstage area, but (1) may help in lobby and house area, (2) must be individually supervised by their parent and (3) must be approved by the volunteer coordinator (please email Joy Osborne at with any questions).
  • All volunteers are expected to be on time when they are scheduled to work, and may not be in the backstage area when they are not scheduled to work. Volunteers are expected to report to the committee chair when they arrive and will complete tasks as instructed.
  • Students are asked to stay off their phones as much as possible while on site helping at a CharacterWorks show.
  • CWorks will provide a name tag for each volunteer who has been scheduled to work. Volunteers must wear their name tag at all times while on duty. Volunteers who work backstage/stage crew, props, or tech/spots must dress in all black with closed-toe shoes.
  • All volunteers will be respectful to all adults: CWorks staff, cast, parents, and facility employees. Failure to comply with these rules may result in a volunteer being sent home and removed from the crew.
  • Volunteers ages 18+ must also fill out the CharacterWorks Parent, Volunteer, and Employee Code of Conduct form (sent with volunteer acceptances).
  • Student volunteers must read and agree to behave in accordance with the CharacterWorks Student Code of Conduct.
  • We may not be able to accept all volunteer applicants. Priority may be given to applicants who can serve more shifts/days. 
  • Please know everyone who volunteers to help with a show will fall into one of two categories – either they are a parent and will have a parent name badge, or they need to fill out the volunteer form and will be given a volunteer name badge.
  • Volunteers are asked to create a CharacterWorks account and individual user with your name.
  • Email any questions to Joy Osborne (

Finding Nemo JR. - Show Volunteer Application


Mary Poppins - Show Volunteer Application