Volunteer Opportunities:

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Help give back to our community by greeting and seating our wonderful patrons. In turn, you will benefit in ways not available at any other venue in Sarasota. You will have a seat at every performance, you will know your schedule for the coming year when performances are announced and you will not be working with strangers each time. Instead, you will be assigned to a team where you can work with new friends.



Other venues in Sarasota have limited opportunities because of union rules. At The Players, you can rekindle the fun and enjoyment experienced during the days of high school and college class plays. If you have experience, you can fit right in. If not, we will train you. Positions available include:

  • backstage crew
  • computer input
  • costume sewing
  • lighting
  • poster distribution
  • props
  • set construction
  • set painting
  • sound
  • telephone support
  • ticket sales
  • wardrobe maintenance

Performance Host

The Players Theatre in Sarasota is looking for a new group of volunteers called Performance Hosts.  We are looking for people with management skills to oversee the house and insure a smooth start to the show.  Duties include greeting of patrons and assisting them if needed, coordination with the show stage manager for smooth show start and opening of the house, interaction with the show’s lead usher, assisting box office staff if needed in answering the phone, providing assistance, etc., insuring the house is clean and ready to go.

Betty Morris, Volunteer Coordinator, is a retired professor from San Francisco State University. She manages assignments of over 500 volunteers and organizes and trains the volunteer ushers. She and her husband have lived in Sarasota for ten years staying active volunteering for various nonprofit arts and human services organizations when she is not teaching class as an adjunct professor at the State College of Florida. volunteer@theplayers.org