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    Toronto 2016 – Withrow Park

    • Date
      July 17, 2016   -   August 7, 2016
    • Hosted By
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    Description

    As a volunteer with Dusk Dances in Toronto, you help to create a magical experience for both the dancers and the people who watch them perform in the beautiful setting of Withrow Park. Shows take place from AUGUST 1 through AUGUST 7, 2016.

    You can work behind the scenes as a Production Volunteer or you can interact with the audience as a Front of House Volunteer. Please see the descriptions below for details and contact the volunteer coordinator, Dimitra, if you have any questions (volunteer@duskdances.ca).

    No matter which volunteer position you choose, here's what we ask and expect:
    - Sign up for at least 3 shifts if you can, and 1 orientation session (there are 2 orientations sessions to choose from).
    - Show up for your shift, rain or shine! Just because it's raining at 5 pm doesn't mean it will still be raining at 7. The decision to cancel a performance is always made at the last minute, so we need you to be there.
    - Please be flexible. We might have to move you into a different position temporarily on a given day. We'll do our best to keep you in the position you sign up for.
    - Don't expect to see much dancing while you are volunteering. You might catch part of each dance, but most of the time you'll be busy doing something else or looking elsewhere. Come enjoy the performance when you aren't volunteering.

    Here's what we offer in return for your time and energy:
    - the chance to spend time outdoors--good for the mind and the body!
    - the opportunity to support a beautiful, accessible, community event--we can't put the show on without you!
    - a bright orange T-shirt to wear during your shift

    Thank you!

    Opportunity Roles

    Production Volunteer

    As a production volunteer you work behind the scenes, assisting with the set-up and strike of signage, the info table, the dressing room, and some set elements. Most importantly, you act as “site security": you are stationed at a dance site or the dressing room throughout the performance to keep an eye on sets and equipment. ** You will have a lot of free time in this position, so bring a book and a blanket and enjoy sitting in the park. Just don't fall asleep!

    Production Volunteer—Dress Rehearsal

    As a production volunteer for the dress rehearsal, you have the same duties as a production volunteer who works a performance: helping to set things up and take them down, and guarding sets and equipment at the dance sites and in the dressing room.

    Production Volunteer—Dress Rehearsal *Rain Date*

    As a production volunteer for the dress rehearsal, you have the same duties as a production volunteer who works a performance: helping to set things up and take them down, and guarding sets and equipment at the dance sites and in the dressing room. ** This is a tentative shift which won't be confirmed until the night before. We will only need you if the regular dress rehearsal is rained out!

    Front of House Volunteer—Usher

    All front of house volunteers are the “face of the festival.” As an usher, your duties include: – Telling passersby about the festival and answering questions – Handing out programs and surveys; collecting completed surveys – Guiding the audience from site to site – Acting as “crowd control” at each site – Collecting monetary contributions throughout the performance and as the audience exits – Relieving production volunteers at the end of the performance ** There is a lot of standing and walking in this position, so wear comfortable shoes!

    Front of House Volunteer—Information Table

    As a front-of-house volunteer at the information table, you will be: – Telling passersby about the festival and answering questions – Handing out programs and surveys; collecting completed surveys – Collecting monetary contributions throughout the performance and as the audience exits – Selling T-shirts and other items ** Be prepared to spend most of your shift standing and talking to people.

    Front of House Volunteer—Popcorn Person

    Your main job is… to make and sell popcorn! You might be stationed at the information table, you might be carrying popcorn for sale from site to site, or you might do a bit of both. ** Be prepared to move fast and to multi-task! Note: If you want to be a popcorn person, you MUST attend one of the volunteer orientation sessions so that you can learn how to operate the popcorn machine. Priority will be given to volunteers who sign up for popcorn duty for 3 or more shifts.

    Orientation Session (for ALL Volunteers)

    Meet your fellow volunteers, help decorate the collection boxes (we have new plastic ones this year!), find about what's new at this year's festival—and learn how to operate the popcorn machine! ** ALL volunteers are asked to attend 1 orientation session. All orientation sessions will take place at the offices of Volunteer Toronto: 344 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 3A7. **
    Withrow Park, 725 Logan Avenue
    Toronto, Ontario
    Dimitra Chronopoulos
    (416) 730-0404

    Skills & Perks

    Skills Desired

    • Event Co-ordination

    Perks Included

    • Outdoors
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