CSC Volunteer, Bob


Give your time to CSC and help make it all happen!

There are many ways you can give your time to CSC including being a part of Free Shakespeare on the Common, assisting in projects at our administrative offices, being an advocate for our work in your neighborhood, and so much more!  If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, you can sign up here!

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is looking for volunteers for its 25th season of Free Shakespeare on the Common. This summer’s production of The Tempest runs Wednesday, July 21st through Sunday, August 8th on the Boston Common.

Volunteering for the show(s) requires arriving at the Common three and a half hours before showtime; performances are Tuesday-Sunday at 8pm, with one earlier performance Sunday August 1st at 6pm. Volunteer responsibilities include: setting up and breaking down chairs and tents, helping out at our information tent, cleaning up at the end of the night, and other duties assigned by the Front of House staff. Volunteer duties will conclude approximately two hours after the start of the show.

Volunteers will not need to be present at all shows; feel free to sign up for as many (or as few) shows at which you would like to help out! Additionally, all volunteers are invited to view the production after completing their duties. 

*The performances on August 1st and August 6th will feature American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation. CSC is particularly interested in volunteers who know ASL to assist with ushering at these performances.


While previous experience ushering or customer service experience is helpful, it is not a must. All we ask is that you bring a willingness to interact with the public in an enthusiastic and confident manner. Volunteers may also be required to stand for a prolonged period of time, or to lift heavy loads. If you require any special accommodations, please let us know! Please note, masks will be required for all volunteers.  We will have a supply of disposable masks available, but you are encouraged to bring a personal mask.

For this production, CSC has a mandatory policy that all volunteers be completely vaccinated for COVID- 19 before joining us.  You will be required to provide proof of vaccination before you arrive.

If you are interested in volunteering this summer, you can sign up here. Questions can be directed to audienceservices@commshakes.org.

Featured Photo: CSC Volunteers on the Common, 2018.

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