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Volunteering with the Saskatoon Fringe Festival
Join our 2020 festival team and help make this year the best Saskatoon Fringe yet! Volunteers will receive one free Fringe theatre show voucher for every full shift worked. More Information
Since volunteers are so crucial to operating the Saskatoon Fringe Festival, we aim to be as accommodating as possible for shifts, accessibility, and jobs. Please browse through the volunteer jobs and duties required before you fill in an application. If you have any special considerations, please mention so on your application form.
Note: Many of the jobs require the volunteer to be outdoor at least part of the time. Please dress for the weather.
**Please ensure you complete an application form before you request specific volunteer shifts.
**Volunteer shifts without an application form cannot be assigned.
Usher shifts are popular because the usher goes into the theatre and is able to watch the play.
Because of this, we ask that for every usher shift you choose, you also choose a different sort of shift such as ticket selling, volunteer schedule clerk, floater, traffic warden, or environmental team.
Do all theatre companies offer a free show for volunteers?
Why do ushers start 30 to 45 minutes before the play?
The usher is essential at a busy play to help the FOH by keeping customers in line and checking to make sure that the customer is in the correct line. This is especially important when the play has many people attending and there is not much room to differentiate the lines for ticket buying and already having a ticket.
Sometimes there is not much for the usher to do as the play is not a busy one. We, of course, cannot anticipate this. If it appears that both ushers are not really needed and the usher does not want to stay there, the usher can ask the FOH to call into Fringe Central and see if anyone needs help at another venue or in the office.
What type of clothing do we need to wear?
Wear clothing appropriate to representing our organization in the public eye. T-shirts will be provided and are to be worn when working.
When do we need to arrive for our shift and where do we go?
What do we do when we are done our shift?
Can volunteers pre-book for shows?
Why are shifts not all the same length?
The ticket seller leaves 15 minutes after the play has begun so sometimes the shift is short and sometimes it is long depending if the ticket seller is working for two plays or three plays. A ticket seller cannot leave in the middle of selling tickets for a play.