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STUDENTS: Want a fun place to develop job skills?

ADULTS: Want to get involved with your community?

Gateway Theatre provides the perfect way to get involved with your community while supporting the arts. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization. As a Gateway Volunteer, you'll help host patrons and guests at events; you'll be a greeter, ticket taker and usher, and provide our patrons with information about Gateway programs. Above all, as a Gateway Volunteer you'll set the mood for our venue!

Are you friendly and outgoing? Interested in theatre? Can you commit to 8 shifts per year, from May through April? Join Gateway Theatre's vibrant volunteer family and meet people who share your passion for the performing arts! Applications are accepted throughout the year.

What are your responsibilities as a Gateway Volunteer?

What are our requirements for all Gateway Volunteers?

What are the benefits of being a Gateway Volunteer?


  • Greet all patrons who enter the theatre with a kind word and a smile
  • Share information and your enthusiasm for theatre, with patrons and guests
  • Work effectively with other volunteers and Gateway staff
  • Attend the training session for each artistic offering for which you plan to volunteer


  • Minimum age to volunteer is 16 years old
  • Commitment to volunteer 8 shifts in a theatre season 
  • A passion for outstanding patron and community service
  • Attendance at required training sessions


  • Complimentary ticket vouchers (2 per offering)
  • 10% off additional tickets after the first year or service (up to a maximum of 8 discounted tickets per show)
  • Complimentary and discount concession items
  • Long service awards
  • Annual volunteer appreciation events
  • Monthly book club
  • Annual volunteer potluck 
  • Access to the volunteer blog 
  • Advance and behind-the-scenes access to select artistic offerings 
  • Letters of reference
  • Your very own official Gateway Theatre nametag
  • The opportunity to volunteer with a passionate, knowledgeable group of people from all walks of life! 

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT VOLUNTEERING? Contact Oona Iverson, Patron Services Associate (call 604.247.4977 or email us) for more information.


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