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The gift of time is a precious one. Northern Stage depends on the dedication and talent of a growing family of community volunteers to keep our theater running smoothly and to provide critical support to our artists, administrators, and production staff. Please note that you must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer with Northern Stage. 

If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact our Box Office at (802) 296-7000 or We are happy to go over all the possible ways you can help Northern Stage.

The Backstagers

Interested in getting to know the artists, directors, designers, and staff of Northern Stage? Consider joining the Backstagers. This volunteer group provides dress rehearsal dinners for the cast and crew and are then invited to watch the dress run after each dinner they help prepare. There’s no better way to get to know the artists of Northern Stage. Email to sign-up.


Welcome patrons to the theater as an usher at Northern Stage and see the performance for free. 

All new ushers must attend an orientation before ushering. Returning ushers must attend orientation every other year. If you attended a 2018-19 orientation, you do not need to sign up for an orientation slot. Click here to sign up for an usher orientation. Click here to view the usher policy guide.

Usher Orientation Dates:
Wednesday, January 8, 6-7 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 6-7 PM
Wednesday, March 18, 6-7 PM

How the online sign-up works:
1. This link will take you to a page where you sign in to your Volunteer account. Sign in on this page.
2. Check your email and open the email from “Volunteers Site Guest User”
3. Click on the link in the email and sign in to your account.
4. Once you are signed in, click on “Volunteer Jobs” in the menu bar at the top of the page.
5. This will open a page showing upcoming usher spots. Click here if you wish to view the entire season.
6. Sign up to usher!

ALTERNATE OPTION: You can also click on “Job Calendar” in the menu bar and scroll through a calendar to see all available usher dates.

TO CANCEL A SHIFT: Click the “View Your Information” tab. The shifts you are currently signed up for will appear on the bottom left-hand side of the page under “Scheduled Volunteer Shifts.” Click on the Red button with a trashcan symbol in it below the word “Cancel” to cancel your shift.

If you attended an orientation this season or last season, you may click here to sign up for usher shifts.

If you have not attended an orientation this season or last, the system will not allow you to sign up. Click here to sign up for an orientation.


Spread the word about Northern Stage in your town! Put up posters for our productions and receive a complimentary ticket for each production that you poster for. Each volunteer is eligible to receive two vouchers to a preview performance OR one voucher to a regular performance when the poster sheet is returned to the box office before the first preview.

Click here to read our Postering FAQs