Volunteer

VOLUNTEER

Why Become A Friend of Will?

Without the dedicated corps of volunteers who support the festival, Great River Shakespeare Festival  would not exist. We are here because of the dedication, love, and enthusiasm the Friends of Will bring to every volunteer position we have. Scroll down to learn more or click the button below to join.

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Volunteer Opportunites

The Friends of Will welcome new and returning members. Volunteer opportunities are posted on the blog leading up to and during the GRSF season, and team leaders will reach out to volunteers out for specific events and tasks. 

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Friends of Will Volunteer Areas

For questions about the Friends of Will, contact Mary Alice Anderson (FOW Steering Committee Chair) at maryalicea@mac.com

FRONT OF HOUSE

Work inside the theater and theater lobby. Includes ushering, taking tickets, distributing playbills, assisting audience members with seating.
Please note: Front of House volunteer positions require further registration for specific shifts. This happens through Volunteer Local sign-up, which becomes available in late spring.

HOSPITALITY

Aid in food preparation for the GRSF Company during certain weeks throughout the season.
The Hospitality team coordinates menus and hosts. They will contact interested volunteers with specific needs and information.

MOVE IN/OUT CREW

Assist with preparing housing for the GRSF Company as the arrive in Winona for the season.

DISTRIBUTION

Help promote GRSF by visiting local and regional businesses and attractions to distribute brochures and posters.

TRANSPORTATION

“Team Chariot” is comprised of volunteers who aid in transporting GRSF artists to and from Winona.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

There are many special and one-time volunteer opportunities with GRSF. This may include sewing in the costume shop, assisting with large mailings from the main office, offering temporary housing for visiting artists, and construction projects.