Welcome to Timber Lake Playhouse’s Volunteer Program! We are excited that you’ve selected our theatre to serve your community by sharing your time, energy, and skills. Timber Lake Playhouse provides a vast array of volunteer opportunities for you.
TLP has built a volunteer program of over 150 active volunteers. TLP’s volunteers work as ushers and gift shop clerks. For the past two season, volunteers help build sets, construct costumes and paint scenery. They also assist TLP with fundraisers, events and productions and
promote TLP through their businesses and friends through word of mouth. Volunteers in the program are known as Friends of TLP and are dedicated to supporting Timber Lake Playhouse. Friends of TLP also serve on various board committees.
Below are some of the Volunteer Opportunities that exist at Timber Lake Playhouse. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at 815 244-2048 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed information. Once we have your email address, we will send you a weekly list of volunteer opportunities during the season.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer and thank you for your service to our community! Administrative opportunities exist year round. Production and Front of House opportunities are mainly during the season with Facilities at various times throughout the year.
MARKETING: Help in the Admin Office with mailings, distribution of flyers, social media or graphic design.
OFFICE: Assist office staff with copying, filing, photo archival, etc.
PLAY READING COMMITTEE: Volunteers are needed to read and recommend shows to the Play Selection Task Force.
CUSTODIAL: Provide additional cleaning help for dressing rooms and help with set up prior to production.
GROUNDS KEEPER: Help TLP staff with landscaping, outdoor lighting, planting flowers and shrubs, trimming and cleaning gardens and clearing woods of trash, downed trees and branches. Mowing is a plus.
COSTUME SHOP: Help out in the Costume Shop with alterations, stitching, and construction. Volunteers must have sewing skills and knowledge of machines and surgers. Assist with organization and costume shop maintenance.
SET CONSTRUCTION: If you can use a hammer and a screw gun, we could use you in the Scene Shop. Volunteer assignments will depend upon skills sets. Specific skills needed are a working knowledge of standard power tools and skill in welding.
SCENIC PAINTING: Help our scenic artists with the painting of sets and props.
LIGHTING: Help by running a spotlight for a production. Must be agile and available for all technical rehearsals and performances.
STAGE CREW: Help backstage during a production. Must be agile and available for all technical rehearsals and performances. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
FRONT OF HOUSE
All Front of House volunteers must have a pleasant personality and be able to greet TLP audience members and make them feel welcomed.
Ushering: Greet, hand out Playbills and assist patrons to their seats.
SALES: Work in our Gift Shop, Concession Stand or bar area during productions.
TLP AMBASSADOR: Our TLP Ambassadors will help when groups attend performances. Ambassadors will welcome the group, show them to their seats, help with any ticket issues, show them where the different facilities are and return them to their bus at the end of their day at TLP.