Monetary contributions are not the only way you can support WAM Theatre. A large and active corps of volunteers is vital to our future success. Whatever your skills, interests and availability, there’s a place for you on the WAM Team. We have over 80 volunteers so far and can always use more, so we look forward to having you join our valued WAMily!
Contact our Managing Director, Molly Merrihew, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and get involved.
WAM Volunteer Sub Committees:
Each subcommittee is chaired by one of our volunteers. When you sign up, you will be added to the appropriate sub committee contact list. When presented with a task by WAM, our subcommittee chairs go into action, making contact via phone or email with their list of volunteers. Sign up today and become a valued and integral part of our WAMily.
This subcommittee focuses on the communication needs at WAM. For example, the communications committee helps gets the word out about our productions by putting up posters or giving out postcards throughout the region, writing thank you notes to our donors and volunteers, and being available to help with other communication needs as they come up. We couldn’t get the WAM word out there without this crucial committee.
By greeting patrons and answering questions about WAM, our ushers are often the first introduction patrons get at their first WAM show and are tasked with being the conduit for the culture we cultivate here at WAM. You are welcome to sign up for one or two shows, helping pass out programs, scanning tickets, or assisting people to their seats. Our ushers help us spread the WAM Culture and are an integral part of our WAMily.
Our hospitality team are the essential hosts during our productions! Being on this subcommittee will include asks to drive actors and production team members to and from our theatres to train or bus stations, offering housing during productions, and making meals for our volunteer led tech dinners. There are endless possibilities on how to be involved in our hospitality committee and this personal touch once or twice a year makes a huge difference to the experience our artists have when they work with WAM.
The special events subcommittee is charged with helping at any tabling WAM may have at festivals and events, coordinating volunteer appreciation events, and helping us with our annual summer gala. Being part of this committee makes it possible for our volunteers to sign up for events on a case by case basis as your schedule allows. We couldn’t do what we do without this Special committee.
WAM Social Club
As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts, WAM Theatre is seeking people across the world to host parties in support of our mission. This is a relaxed fundraiser that you can personalize to fit your style. Anything from potluck to a classy dinner party to a play reading with hors d’oeuvres. Whatever your imagination, comfort level, and budget allows.
WAM Theatre can have a representative present or available via Skype to speak to your guests about WAM and our mission. Materials can be sent to you for display/distribution to your guests.
You are supporting WAM by hosting and taking on all of the costs associated with that, and your guests are helping by making a donation to WAM. One way to look at it is that you are “charging” your guests to attend your party and those contributions are headed straight to help WAM fulfill our mission.
Every guest’s donation is tax-deductible. You will need to provide a detailed list of names and contact details in order for us to mail out the tax receipts and thank you cards.
To host a party on our behalf, please sign up below or contact Kristen van Ginhoven, our Artistic Director. Thank you for considering hosting a party!
We are always looking for people interested in joining our WAMily by donating time and energy towards forwarding our efforts. Sign up now online, or contact our Managing Director, Molly Merrihew, at email@example.com to learn more and get involved.