|Judi (Scoop) McWilliams ~ Ontario Visited with|
Donna Bennett ~ Co-Founder Westben Arts Festival Theatre
|Co-Founders soprano & pianist Donna Bennett / composer Brian Finley |
Westben Arts Festival Theatre
Volunteers continue … Success & Fundraisers at Westben Arts Festival Theatre
For many festivals and events, it is critical to have volunteers! ... Previously I asked Donna Bennett, Co-founder Westben Arts Festival Theatre of how many volunteers Westben required for the season and do you have any systems in place to “keep them happy”. I was not surprised to learn ... “Westben has an amazing volunteer coordinator – Marilyn Keene who had 2 assistants that organized 250 volunteers. It takes 10-20 volunteers on site per concert.” Volunteers are the part of the essential support system of Westben. From the Board of Directors right down to ticket-takers on the day of the show, they need people like you who are willing to give the gift of time, energy and your own unique talents. Opportunities for volunteering are year round! The first face a Westben patron sees is probably a volunteer, helping them to park their car, greeting them, taking their tickets, showing them their seats or purchasing an ice-cream at intermission. As well there are volunteers behind the scenes, backstage, costumes, artist hospitality as well as maintenance of the grounds and the facility.
Volunteers are an essential and delightful part of the Westben experience. Volunteering has its rewards as well, experiencing Westben first hand, learning something new and being part of a great group of people. If you have a talent or a skill you would like to share or you would like more information about volunteering please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Westben Volunteer Coordinator, Marilyn Keene 705 653 5508.