Christmas Revels Volunteer Opportunities

This time of year, Revels is especially grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who gift us with their time and talent in order to make The Christmas Revels happen.  We couldn’t do it without you!

 

Join us this December!

Many volunteers are needed in multiple roles to make The Christmas Revels succeed. Revels production staff would love to get these roles filled as soon as possible so we can plan better and give everyone involved with The Christmas Revels the best experience. 

COVID Policy: Please note – volunteers for the 2021 Christmas Revels will need to show proof of vaccine (unless they have a medical or religious exemption) and will also be tested on-site before their shift. If you have questions about this, please contact volunteers@revels.org.

Security

Job: This is a very important job, helping to keep everyone safe and things running smoothly backstage. We really appreciate any help you can give in covering the shifts.

Please be aware that all Security and Costume Volunteers need to have a criminal background check completed as part of Revels’ Youth Protection Policy. This will be completed separately by email with Revels staff. We appreciate your help with this. Please arrive 2.5 hours before the performance and plan to stay 1/2 hour after the show ends. The show runs about 90 minutes.

Dates include: December 16-29

Time: Various shifts. Volunteers arrive 2.5 hours before the performance and plan to stay 1/2 hour after the show ends.

Security volunteers will receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend the Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, Dec. 16th, 7:30pm.

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Audience Greeter

The Audience Greeter will assist Memorial Hall staff by asking audience members to gather their COVID related documents and then directing them to the document check point. Please arrive 1.5 hours before the performance to allow for testing and training. Your shift will end soon after the show begins.

Dates: 16 performances December 16 to December 29

Time: 1.5 hours before performance start time.

Audience Greeters volunteers will receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend the Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, Dec. 16th at 7:30pm.

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Floater

Floaters will fill in for anyone unable to complete a shift or if extra coverage is needed.

Please be aware that all Security and Costume Volunteers need to have a criminal background check completed as part of Revels’ Youth Protection Policy. Floaters will be checked since they are unassigned and could be asked to work at Security or with Costume. The check will be completed separately by email with Revels staff. We appreciate your help with this. Please arrive 2.5 hours before the performance and plan to stay 1/2 hour after the show ends. The show runs about 90 minutes.

Dates: 16 performances December 16 to December 29

Time: 2.5 hours before performance start time.

Floaters will receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend the Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, Dec. 16th at 7:30pm.

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Load In

Job: Help load props, set pieces, etc. into Sanders Theatre.
Days
: Sunday, December 12

Time
: 9am – 1pm

Load In volunteers can receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend The Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, December 16th, at 7:30pm

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Load Out

Job: Help load props, set pieces, etc. out of Sanders Theatre and then into the Revels warehouse in Somerville.
Days
: Wednesday, December 29
Time
: 3pm – 9pm

Location: Sanders Theatre and the Revels warehouse, 40 Alston Street, Somerville, MA

Load Out volunteers can receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend The Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, December 16th, at 7:30pm.

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Product Sales

Job: Help sell books and recordings in the lobby before and after The Christmas Revels performances. Volunteers MUST arrive 1½ hours before the performance to allow for testing and training. Sales occur before the show and at the end of the show. We’ll do our best to find you a seat, but if none are available you can stand in the back to watch the show. (There is a lot of standing during this job).

Upon arrival, and after testing, come to the sales table across from the box office for check-in. Please be sure to allow enough time to arrive, park, test, check in, go to the restroom, etc. so that you can be at the sales tables, ready to train one hour before showtime.

Dates: 16 performances December 16 to December 29

Time: 1.5 hours before performance start time.

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Raffle Sales

Job: Sell raffle tickets before and at the end of The Christmas Revels performance. The show runs about 90 minutes. An outgoing and friendly personality is helpful! Thank you for helping with this important fundraiser to support Revels!

Volunteers MUST arrive 1.5 hours before the performance to allow for testing and training. Sales occur before the show and at the end of the show. We’ll do our best to find you a seat, but if none are available you can stand in to watch the show.

Once you sign up, we’ll send you more details about the free parking, what to do at the theater, etc.

Upon arrival, and after testing, come to the sales table across from the box office for check-in. Please be sure to allow enough time to arrive, park, test, check in, go to the restroom, etc. so that you can be at the sales tables, ready to train one hour before show time.

Dates: 16 performances December 16 to December 29

Time: 1.5 hours before performance start time.

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Costume Support

Job: Help with costume repairs, sewing and ironing during The Christmas Revels performances. ***Experience with hand sewing and ironing is required!*** Please arrive 2.5 hours before the performance and be prepared to stay until after the performance ends. The show runs about 90 minutes.

Please be aware that all Security and Costume Volunteers need to have a criminal background check completed as part of Revels’ Youth Protection Policy. This will be completed separately by email with Revels staff. We appreciate your help with this.

Dates include: December 15-29

Time: Various shifts. Volunteers arrive 2.5 hours before the performance and work throughout the performance

Costume volunteers will receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend the Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, Dec. 16th at 7:30pm

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