September 1, 2021.
Snapshot of Village Players COVID-19 Safety Plan for Volunteers
We want everyone to feel safe and secure when volunteering with Village Players. If you have any questions or concerns, please raise them with the Producer of the show on which you are working, or the Organizer of any other event you’re working on. In the meantime, a snapshot of the Village Players COVID-19 Safety Plan provisions of special interest to volunteers is available HERE.
So you want to volunteer at the Village Players?
Our volunteers are a valued part of the theatre experience we provide for the community; we couldn’t put on 5 shows each season without them. Our volunteers do everything needed to get a show on its feet.
If you’re interested, fill out the volunteer form here.
Having our own premises in the heart of Bloor West Village is a big advantage. We rehearse, build, paint, sew, and create props all in the same space. It also means that if you are in the neighbourhood, and feel like dropping in some evening during the season, there’s a good chance there will be something going on you can get involved with! The Runnymede subway station is less than a block away, there’s a supermarket, library and LCBO within our block and, at last count, 15 places to sit down for a coffee, a drink, a snack or fine dining within a two-block radius.
Enthusiasm, a love of theatre and a desire to use your skills in a common project (and learn new ones) is all it takes to be a member of Village Players. We have no membership fee.
Volunteer work can be divided into pre- and post-opening night.
♦ Pre-opening night we design the poster, the set, the paint schemes, costumes, props, lighting and sound plots. Once we start rehearsals, we need stage managers, props people to corral all the props used, sewing people, and set builders and painters.
♦ Post-opening night, for each performance, we need people to take tickets and hand out programs, take phone messages, help out at the Box Office, help out with lighting and sound operation, be assistant stage managers (cueing actors and moving set pieces, props, and furniture), and work as stage managers “calling” the show.
You can give as much or as little of your time as you can – we are very grateful for any contribution.
҉ If you’ve always been interested and involved with theatre, we would love to see you at the VP doing what you love to do.
҉ If you have been curious about theatre and didn’t know where to start, we will get you started and train you in any area of interest to you.
We do community theatre because we love it and it feeds our creativity in so many ways! We hope you will join us and have some fun along with us!
FOCUS ON VOLUNTEERS
Bloor West Village Players has been a member of ACT-CO (Association of Community Theatres – Central Ontario) for many years. This is the first year any of our members have been awarded the ACT-CO President’s Award – and it’s gone to two of us!
For initiating, getting professional advice pro bono and helping to run a successful fundraising campaign, then producing a Zoom playreading as a thank you to donors.
For long service as Past President and very active participation in all theatre activities. A stalwart who is now the go-to guy for practical problem solving.
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