Front of House/Box Office - Odyssey Theatre
Volunteer Types: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Event planning and participation, Food preparation and services, Heritage and Museums, Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening), Special events and festivals
Organization types: Arts, Children, Youth and Family, Community and Social Services, Culture and Heritage, Education, LGBTQIA2+, Public/Society Benefit, Senior Citizens, Special Interests
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: August 20, 2023
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Are you interested and passionate about the arts? Looking for an opportunity to contribute to the community? Want to spend some time outdoors meeting new people this summer? Come join Odyssey Theatre as we celebrate our 37th season of Theatre Under the Stars and our grand return to live theatre in Strathcona Park!

We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people that have a passion for the arts and are interested in working outdoors during the run of our summer production, “The Miser”, a comedic masterpiece where love conquers greed. As a not-for-profit charitable organization, we rely on folks who are willing and able to help us continue to serve our community, and put on fantastic shows every summer.

We are in need of volunteers to help us with our Front of House tasks and goings-on, for example, taking tickets, handing out programs, seating audience members, and helping operate our concessions and box office. You will become an integral part of our team and be the face of Odyssey Theatre during our performance run.

Performances will be taking place between July 27th and August 21st, Tuesday through Sunday at 8:00pm with an additional matinee performance every Sunday at 2:00pm. Shifts volunteering with us are in 4-hour increments; evenings from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, and Sunday afternoons from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.

We ask volunteers for a minimum of 4 guaranteed shifts – however, we are flexible, so any help is welcome. Those who join us for 4 shifts will receive two complimentary tickets to the show!

Bring your spirit, enthusiasm and passion for the arts to help us continue to bring outdoor theatre to Ottawa audiences!

To sign up, we will need your name, contact information and availability.

For more information, or to sign up, please email me (Jeannie MacRae) at [email protected] or call 613-232-8407.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
- 2 complimentary tickets - Meet new people, theatre lovers and professionals - See the show and the behind-the-scenes goings-on of a professional production - Community Volunteer hours - Spend time in the beautiful Strathcona Park
How will the organization benefit?
- As a not-for-profit charitable organization, we rely on the generosity, enthusiasm and passion of our community to help us continue to create and present our Theatre Under the Stars productions each summer.
Volunteer location:
25 Range Rd, Ottawa ON aka Strathcona Park


Jeannie MacRae
@Odyssey Theatre
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This position would be great for: Adults, High School Students (14-18), Newcomers to Canada, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 20
Good for people interested in: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Event planning and participation, Food preparation and services, Heritage and Museums, Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening), Special events and festivals
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

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  • Suitable for community service hours
  • Public transportation available
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