Volunteer at Revels

Revels’ corps of active voluteers help in diverse areas — from building props for The Christmas Revels, to helping with special events such as Midsummer Night Revels, to office mailing parties, and computer data entry.

2016 Christmas Revels Volunteer Jobs 

 

Providing Cast Desserts

Job: Help provide dessert for cast on days when there are two performances by making or buying and dropping off a dessert.

Days/Drop-Off Times:
Sat. 12/10, 1:45 - 3:45pm
Sun. 12/11, 11:45 - 1:45pm
Sat. 12/17, 1:45 - 3:45pm
Sun. 12/18, 11:45 - 1:45pm
Fri. 12/23, 1:45 - 3:45pm
Mon. 12/26, 1:45 - 3:45pm

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Cast Meal volunteers will receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend The Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, December 8th, at 7:30pm. 


Set Painting

Job: Help paint the set for this year's set. Volunteers will be supervised by a scenic painter.

Days: During the week of November 28

Time: Shifts between 9am-5pm

Location: Sanders Theatre and the Revels warehouse, 40 Alston Street, Somerville, MA

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Set Painting volunteers can receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend The Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, December 8th at 7:30pm. 

 

 

Back Stage Costume Support

Job: Costume repairs, sewing and ironing during The Christmas Revels performances. Please note: All costume volunteers now need to have a criminal background check completed as part of Revels' new Youth Protection Policy.

Please contact Jeanne at jkelly@revels.org if you can help.

Day/Time: December 9-27 (see The Christmas Revels schedule for a full list of performances)

Time: Various shifts. Volunteers arrive 2 hours before the performance and work throughout the performance

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Costume volunteers will receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend the Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, December 8th, at 7:30pm.


 

Load In and Load Out

STRONG volunteers needed

Load into the Theater
Job: Help load props, set pieces, etc. into Sanders Theatre.

Day:
Sunday, December 4

Time:
9am - 1pm

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Load In volunteers can receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend The Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, December 8th, at 7:30pm.

Load out of the Theater

Job: Help load props, set pieces, etc. out of Sanders Theatre and then into the Revels warehouse in Somerville.

Day: Tuesday, December 27

Time: 4pm - 9pm

Location:
Sanders Theatre and the Revels warehouse, 40 Alston Street, Somerville, MA

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Load Out volunteers can receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend The Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, December 8th, at 7:30pm

 

Raffle Ticket Seller

Job: Help sell raffle tickets in the theater and lobby during intermission and at the end of The Christmas Revels performances. Volunteers arrive 1 hour before the performance. Volunteers may watch the performance standing at the back of the theater. (There is a lot of standing during this job). And an outgoing and friendly personality is helpful!

Days: Dec. 8-27

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Product Sales

Job: Help sell books and recordings in the lobby before and after The Christmas Revels performances. Volunteers arrive 1 hour before the performance. Sales occur before the show, during intermission and at the end of the show. Volunteers may watch the performance standing at the back of the theater. (There is a lot of standing during this job).

Days: Dec. 8-27

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Special Projects

Video Editing

A volunteer with solid experience editing video with a program such as iMovie or Adobe Premiere is needed to create videos such as short clips for the web, etc.

Archiving digital photos

A volunteer, ideally with Photoshop-type skills, is needed to work on archiving digital photos.  Experience with Mac platform helpful.

Database, librarian-type organizing

A volunteer with database, librarian-type skills is needed to help organize the Revels multi-city repository of digital media.

Organizing in the Revels office

Revels has old paper files and binders, going back many years, which a volunteer could help to sort through and organize.

Converting videos (VHS to DVD)

A volunteer with some comfort with video converting equipment is needed to convert old VHS tapes of Revels shows to DVD.

Cleaning/organizing the Revels props warehouse

Volunteer(s) are needed to help clean up and organize the Revels prop warehouse in Somerville.  Volunteers should be willing to get dirty and do some lifting!  This may be a one-time "Clean up Day" and/or an ongoing project.  A volunteer to help photograph props and costumes and help with organizing the space may also be useful.

If you would like more information about these projects, or would like to volunteer in any other way,  please contact Jeanne Kelly at jkelly@revels.org or 617-972-8300 x30

Ongoing

General Office Support

Support Revels with office and computer tasks. Database skills and experience with software programs such as MS Excel or Raiser's Edge are helpful. Familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop, iMovie, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, or Joomla would also be helpful for design and website work.

Time: Weekdays, daytime hours. A minimum commitment of twice per month is requested.

Location: The Revels Office, Grace Vision Church, 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact Jeanne Kelly at jkelly@revels.org or 617-972-8300 x30