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Volunteer Dusk Dances

Thanks for considering helping out this year, have a look at the tasks and dates and  let us know which suits you best.
Please be prepared to commit at least 4 hours, let us know which day or days you'll be available and email us at
Hey Students! We provide credits for high school student's community service hours.

Thursday to Sunday, July 25-28, 5:30pm

Volunteer orientation
Wednesday July 24 time tba

Volunteer Jobs
Info Table
Site Security/Ushers
Dressing Room Security
Technical Assistant (for every show)

These people or person are comfortable working with the public and it is their duty to stay at the table for the duration of the show, for this reason it is sometimes easier to have a pair at the table so they can switch off:

Duties include:  Setting up Table complete with Dusk Dances info & flyers, Donation Boxes, Guest book etc.  In the middle of the show this info table is moved to a different location (to catch the audience at the end of the show). Once the show is over, the Volunteers will pack up the Info Table and bring it where it can easily be picked up by the truck.

SITE SECURITY: Guard the props and equipment at an assigned performance site. Once the dance piece is over at the site that was guarded, this volunteer becomes an usher.

DRESSING ROOM SECURITY: Watch the dressing room (or tent) for the duration of the show. This is an important position for the security of dancers’ and staff’s personal belongings. This person gets a walkie-talkie in case anyone needs to contact dressing room. The dressing room security also gets a chair! The dressing room is home-base, ie where everyone hangs out. 

USHERS: Duties:

    Put up signs
    Hand Out programs (throughout the event)
    1 Donation box carried by each usher throughout the show
    Hand out programs and collect monies throughout the show.
    Directing the audience to the opening band at the start of the show.
    Help guide the crowd from piece to piece.
    Crowd control at sites.
    Watching for people that may interfere with a piece.
    Helping the audience with any questions they may have.
    Ushers can work with the Host to make sure the crowd is where they need to be.

At the end of the show ushers are introduced by the Host and will stay and collect money until the crowd has left.
Helping to take down signs at the end of the show.  Return donation boxes and t-shirts to the dressing room or tent.

In order to ensure the smooth running of the performances, volunteers will not be able see the whole show, it is very important to know this and not come expecting to see the show.


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mailing address:
PO Box 2319
       Peterborough, ON K9J 7Y8
street address:     
       140 Charlotte Street
       Peterborough, ON, K9J 2T8

hours: M-F, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Artistic Producer: Bill Kimball 
Administrator: Eva Fisher
Performance Curator: Victoria Mohr- Blakenely
More Information: About Us

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