Volunteer Opportunities

Do you want to develop a skill set, satisfy community service requirements, and experience first hand the inner workings of a nonprofit? Do you want to be a part of advancing Journey theater’s mission to grow youth and their families in character and purpose through the theater arts?

See the details below on ways to get involved including the following:

Ongoing Volunteer Positions

Periodic Volunteer Opportunities

Program Advancement Committees

Advisory Councils


Ongoing Volunteer Positions

Ongoing volunteer positions are a great way to make a difference while gaining valuable skills and experience. These positions require a minimum commitment of 9 months (a full season) and a certain amount of hours per week in order to best meet the needs of the volunteer and the program. Some positions and duties can be combined or adjusted to fit the needs and interests of the applicant. To apply for a position, submit a Volunteer Application to Executive Director, Stephen Pick at s.pick@journeytheater.org.


Office Assistant

Get hands on with the details that make classes, shows and camps happen. 

Ideal commitment:

Time: 9+ months

Hours: 3 – 6 hrs. / week, flexible

Location: On site in Vancouver office

Common tasks include:

Scanning, printing and copying show, class and camp materials

Burning audio CDs and checking out/in rehearsal materials

Preparation of new family letters, parent packets and other communications

Occasional errands to pick up printed materials, shirts, post office or office supplies


Development Assistant

Work behind the scenes to connect generous people with Journey’s mission.  

Ideal commitment:

Time: 9+ months

Hours: 2 – 4 hrs. / week, flexible

Location: On site or remote

Common tasks include:

Data entry, and database management

Preparing and mailing donor thank you materials

Preparing monthly donor communications

Collaborating with Executive Director and development team on creative fundraising initiatives

Community Engagement Assistant

Work with Box Office Manager to share Journey’s inspiring performances with new groups. 

Ideal commitment:

Time: 9+ months

Hours: 1 – 3 hrs. / week, flexible

Location: Remote

Common tasks include:

Identify and call schools, senior living, etc. to set up group tickets for shows

Some data entry related to tickets and registration


Periodic Volunteer Opportunities

For those with a few hours here and there who want to give back to a nonprofit they admire, check out the needs below. No application is required. Simply contact the staff member listed.

Warehouse help

Make a difference you can see right away in our 8,000 sq. ft. warehouse, chalk full of costumes, puppets, stage weapons and scenery.

Common tasks include:

Sorting, organizing and labeling stock items

Cleaning and maintenance of high use areas

Storage improvement projects 


Contact: Nick Fouts (props, sets, tech) n.fouts@journeytheater.org 

Amy Platt (costumes) a.platt@journeytheater.org


Costume Construction

Lend your sewing skills to create a costume or two for an upcoming production.

Contact: Amy Platt a.platt@journeytheater.org



Volunteer to serve our patrons at an upcoming production.  

Contact:  Local Show Coordinator – https://journeytheater.org/staff/


Program Advancement Committees

Roll up your sleeves alongside Journey board and staff members to expand the program’s ability to serve more families, better


Alumni Committee

Help keep the Journey community strong by creating opportunities for “graduated” students and parents to stay involved and connected to each other, the mission, and the next generation.

Ideal commitment:

Time: 9+ months

Hours: 2 – 6 hrs. / month, flexible

Location: Primarily remote

Contact: Taylor Young (Journey Board member, and alumn) tayo626@gmail.com

Jeanette James (Journey Board member) jeanettegwjames@gmail.com


Marketing/Sharing Committee

Lend your time and expertise to help develop and implement creative marketing initiatives to expand the number of students, families and audiences touched by the program.

Ideal commitment:

Time: 9+ months

Hours: 2 – 8 hrs. / month, flexible

Location: Primarily Remote

Contact: Shane Gardner (Journey Board member) shane.gardner@me.com


Grant-Writing Committee

Share and develop your writing skills while making a huge difference for the kids and families this program serves. 

Ideal commitment:

Time: 9+ months

Hours: 4 – 10 hrs. / month, flexible

Location: Primarily Remote

Contact: Stephen Pick (Executive Director) s.pick@journeytheater.org


Fundraising Events Committee

Share your time, creativity, and skills to plan and execute the FUNdraising events like Give More 24 and Journey’s spring benefit dinner, An Evening Spectacular.

Ideal commitment:

Time: 9+ months

Hours: 2 – 4 hrs. / month, flexible

Location: Remote & Onsite

Contact: Stephen Pick (Executive Director) s.pick@journeytheater.org