The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has put a call out for volunteers. (Submitted)

The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has put a call out for volunteers. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre searching for volunteers

Guest services volunteers, technical volunteers needed, teens can apply

The Chilliwack Cultural Centre is looking for volunteers.

Now that public health restrictions are being lifted, the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society is looking for people to help out at the centre.

“The Chilliwack Cultural Centre prides itself on being a space for all kinds of art forms and strives to provide as many opportunities as possible for all community members to experience and enjoy the arts,” the centre stated in a press release. “The volunteers are an essential part of the team, and the centre could not operate without them. Becoming a volunteer is the perfect way to get involved in the arts and give back to the community in a fun and exciting environment.”

They are looking to add to two different groups of volunteers: guest services volunteers and technical volunteers.

Guest services volunteer tasks include ushering patrons, serving at the concession, collecting tickets and coats, and handing out programs. In exchange for working shows at the centre, volunteers will occasionally be invited to performances, experiencing sensational shows for free. Identification badges are provided, and shifts are usually about four hours long. New guest services volunteers are required to have Serving It Right training. Those who do not have it, the Cultural Centre will help. Guest services volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Technical volunteer tasks include assisting the technical director with lighting, sound, stage work, costumes and many other aspects of a show. In exchange for working shows at the centre, volunteers will occasionally be invited to performances, experiencing sensational shows for free. Technical volunteers must be at least 15 years old.

“Over the past decade, the centre’s staff, volunteers, partners, sponsors, patrons, and supporters have built a world-class centre of excellence with a reputation within the industry as a place of high professionalism and dedication to the arts. The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society continues to build on this foundation, providing the community with a gathering place for creative expression, discovery, imagination and inspiration on behalf of the City of Chilliwack.”

Those interested in joining can contact volunteer coordinator Theresia Reid at theresia@chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or call 604-392-8000.

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