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.

 

Christmas Revels 2015 Volunteer Jobs

Cast Meal Set up and Clean up

 

Job: Help with the meal for Christmas Cast on days when there are two performances. Help set up for the cast meal and stay to clean up after it is over.

Days/Times:
Saturday, December 12, 3:45-7:30pm
Sunday, December 13, 1:45-5:30pm
Saturday, December 19, 3:45-7:30pm
Sunday, December 20, 1:45-5:30pm
Monday, December 21, 3:45-7:30pm
Saturday, December 26, 3:45-7:30pm

Cast Meal volunteers will receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend the Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, December 10th, at 7:30pm.


Cast Meal Salad & Dessert Donation

 

Job: Support the Christmas Cast by contributing to a meal on days when there are two performances.  Make or buy and drop off a salad AND a dessert, each serving 24 people. 

Days/Drop-Off Times:
Saturday, December 12, 1:45 - 3:45pm
Sunday, December 13, 11:45 - 1:45pm
Saturday, December 19, 1:45 - 3:45pm
Sunday, December 20, 11:45 - 1:45pm
Monday, December 21, 1:45 - 3:45pm
Saturday, December 26, 1:45 - 3:45pm

Potluck volunteers will receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend The Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, December 10th, at 7:30pm. 


Set Painting

Job: Help paint the fabric backdrops for this year's Christmas Revels set.  No experience needed; volunteers will be supervised by a scenic painter! 

Days: To Be Determined

Time: Shifts between 9am-4pm 

Location:
 To Be Determined

Set Painting volunteers can receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend The Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, December 10th 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.
Days: Sunday, December 6
Time: 9am - 1pm

Load In volunteers can receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend The Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, December 10th, 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.
Days: Sunday, December 27
Time: 4pm - 9pm
Location: Sanders Theatre and the Revels warehouse, 40 Alston Street, Somerville, MA

Load Out volunteers can receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend The Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, December 10th, at 7:30pm. 


Raffle Ticket Seller during The Christmas Revels

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! 6 people per shift.

Day: Dec. 10-27 (click here for a complete performance schedule http://www.revels.org/shows-events/christmas-revels/event-details/)

 

Product Sales during The Christmas Revels

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). 4 people per shift.

Day: Dec. 10-27 (click here for a complete performance schedule http://www.revels.org/shows-events/christmas-revels/event-details/)

 

Backstage Costume Support

 

Job: Costume repairs, sewing and ironing during The Christmas Revels performances

Day/Time: December 8-27

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

Costume volunteers will receive tickets for themselves and one guest to attend the Christmas Revels dress rehearsal performance on Thursday, December 10th, at 7:30pm. 


Twelfth Night

Also... save the date...Revels Twelfth Night is just around the corner and this year there will be two performances.

Job: Assist with tasks such as set up & decorating, info & food tables, or clean up.

Day/Time: Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Time: Various jobs between 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Location: Grace Vision Church (formerly St. John's), 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA

 

 

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

 

 

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