We are always in need of volunteers for our shows. and we support Community Service needs on a regular basis.  Please see below for volunteer position descriptions.


If interested in volunteering, please contact Chris at (813) 480-3147 or Sheilia at (813) 731-9969 for more information.


In addition, we are seeking a person to train and work as the Box Office Manager for some shows.  If interested in this business function, please contact Chris at (813) 480-3147 or email at chris@thevillageplayersvalrico.com

Volunteer Positions
These functions are done on various schedules.  Some are needed while preparing for a show, others are only needed on performance dates and some are needed both before and during show performances.  All are available for community service hours.  All volunteers will be able to see at least one performance free of charge.

Assistant Director
Assistant Directors (AD) are not used by all Directors, but, as the title suggests, an AD assist the Director of a show in varied capacities.  Among such things:  Provides extra eyes and ears of a production and provides blocking and character enhancement suggestions to Director; compiles cast and crew contact information; manages a program Ads and payments for same; coordinates cast and crew t-shirt orders; assist with building set; ensures scripts are paid and a list of script assigned to actor is kept; works closely with stage and props manager to ensure props are acquired and properly stored; publishes rehearsal schedule and distributes to cast and crew; assist Director in any and all theater responsibilities.

Stage Manager
Stage Managers (SM) are a luxury, with small casts we sometimes do not have a SM, but when we are lucky enough to have a SM volunteer these are some of the responsibilities: Coordinates with Props Manager (sometimes the Stage Manager and Props Manager are one and the same) to acquire props; pulls curtain for rehearsals and performances; ensures that actors are ready to enter stage at cue; ensures stage is set for next performance and all props are in proper storage off stage.  Duties for Stage Manager vary from show to show. 

Props Manager
Are a gift!  Most shows do not have props managers, however, when we are lucky enough to have a Props Manage.  The duties of  PM include: collecting props; make a list of all props taken from the Village Players inventory and ensuring props are replaced in their proper storage area; making a list of any prop provided by cast/crew/private party so the props may be returned in a timely manner; coordinate with Director and Assistant Director props collection; places props backstage in a manner in which they may be easily identified and available to cast; ensures all props at the end of a performance are returned to the props shelf or correct space on stage; provides list/associated costs of props that must be purchased for the show to the Director for final authorization to purchase said prop(s).

Parking
This function is done only on performance dates.  We share parking with our neighbors, so this activity is critical to ensuring that we stay on good terms with neighbors who allow us to use their parking.  The duties start at least one hour prior to door opening times and the duties end at curtain time.

Box office
These volunteers assist the Box Office Manager at the door with ticketing and sales at the door on performances dates.  Duties start 90 minutes before curtain and end at curtain.

Concessions
Volunteers are needed to assist with concession stand sales on performance dates.  Duties start when the door opens and stop at curtain until intermission.  That is a total of 45 minutes of volunteer time.

Ushers/greeters
This is done only on performance dates.  The duties consist of passing out programs to our patrons as they enter the theater, showing people to reserved seats or to seating set-aside for disabilities of various kinds.  The Box Office will have a list to work from.  The duties start when the doors open and end at curtain time.  On evenings with a dinner theater, ushers/greeters will also help clear tables and hand out cake when it is time for dessert.  Most performances, this will count as 30 minutes of community service for those seeking to document that activity.  On dinner theater evenings, this will count as 1 hour of community service.

Fundraising
This activity is primarily done on performance dates.  Prior to the performance and during intermission, selling of tickets of chance will occur, normally led by our Fundraising leader or a designee.  Persons filling this duty will assist these activities.  This will count as 30 minutes of community service.

Lighting
These tech volunteers may have previous experience running lights for a show or may be interested in learning about running lights.  Run queues for shows.  Shadow design and assist with setup.  Community service hours vary widely with this function but can be a large number of hours.

Sound
These tech volunteers may have previous experience running sound for a show or may be interested in learning about running sound.  Shadow design and assist with setup.  Community service hours vary widely with this function but can be a large number of hours.

Set Building and Decorating/Painting

Assist with construction of sets and scenic elements.  Community service hours vary widely with this function but can be a large number of hours.