Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at Aladdin 2023

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at THT!

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on volunteers for many important positions at the theatre.

Congratulations to our May Volunteer of the Month, Eileen Contois!

Event Volunteers
These volunteers assist patrons at all venues of The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory, including Francis R. Carroll Plaza, The Hanover Theatre main stage, The Hanover Theatre Conservatory & Event Center and the BrickBox Theater at the JMAC. Volunteers assist patrons to their seats as well as prepare and distribute printed materials, such as programs.
Event Volunteer positions include:

  • Usher
  • Ticket Taker
  • Greeter

Administrative Volunteers
These volunteers assist the theatre’s box office and/or administrative staff in daily functions such as data entry, assisting with customer database updates, answering phones, stuffing envelopes or programs, stuffing and posting mailings, preparing will call tickets and general organization of the office.

Garden/Plaza Maintenance Volunteers
These volunteers assist in maintaining the grounds of Francis R. Carroll Plaza located in front of the theatre. Volunteers help to remove trash from the grounds as well as mulch, weed, water and care for plants and flower beds, and assist in new plantings.

Docent Tour Guide Volunteers
After volunteering for a full season, volunteers can apply to become Docent Tour Guides. These volunteers guide groups through an educational Historic & Architectural Tour of The Hanover Theatre.

Season Kick-Off Luncheon
At the start of each season, following training, we host a luncheon to welcome our new volunteers and give them an opportunity to meet our seasoned volunteers. Lunch is served, stories are shared and the volunteer of the year is announced!

Early Access to New Shows
Current volunteers have a benefit attached to their accounts in our ticketing system giving them early access to tickets for most new shows before they go on sale to the public! Volunteers should ensure they are logged into their account before attempting to access tickets.

Free Show of the Month*
Each month, volunteers are offered two (2) complimentary tickets to a select performance. The offer of the month is announced in each monthly show sign-up email.

For every four shows you work, you’ll be eligible to buy one ticket and get one ticket free (BOGO) for select shows and performances.

Volunteer Recognition Night
At the end of each season in June, we host a recognition night for that season’s volunteers, their dedication and all the amazing things they do during the year. This is a fun-filled evening with dinner, prizes, awards and lots of gratitude!

*Shows are not guaranteed to be BOGO or Free Show of the Month, and participation is determined by a show’s promoter. Current volunteers should see the Volunteer Handbook for more details. Garden and administrative volunteers should see the Volunteer Handbook for information on when BOGO vouchers are distributed.

David Faneuf

I just love The Hanover Theatre, the BrickBox and the volunteers that have become my family. I try my best to do whatever I can for the patrons to make sure they have a good time because that’s what we’re here for!

David would like people to know that the volunteers are involved because they want to help make a difference and give the people in our city a wonderful place to go, see shows and make memories that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. David loves to be a part of the big moments that people experience in life, and the theatre offers many opportunities. In addition to the shows, he also loves to witness families and friends taking pictures, especially during special occasions and events.

“It is so adorable when families come in with their kids and I see that look of wonder and awe on their faces because it is the same way I feel every time I walk in. At Christmas, when it’s all decorated, it’s just magical. When they ask me to take picture in front of the trees I’m thinking…I just decorated that tree and this photo is going to be shared with their whole family!” says David.

THT is fortunate to have David as part of our family and we are grateful for his dedication and service to our organization.

Volunteer applications are collected on an ongoing basis, so do not hesitate to apply at any time! Applicants are contacted for interviews each August before the start of the new season. For example, if you submit your application in September, you will be contacted for an interview in August of the following year.

Applicants chosen to volunteer at the theatre will be rewarded first and foremost with our gratitude for their time and talents. Volunteers are vital to the success of the theatre and we know this will be a rewarding experience for all!

Apply Today

We would love to have you on board as a part of our team! Please download the Volunteer Application and submit your application to The Hanover Theatre at 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608.

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