Volunteer at The Cedar
Next Volunteer Orientation: Please contact Jason Koffman (select Volunteer-related questions from the pull-down menu) for more information and to be notified of the next orientation date.
Our volunteers are crucial to keeping the Cedar running; they also have a lot of fun! Volunteers are often able to hear some or even all of the performance for an event they work, and they also earn credit towards free passes good for future shows (8 hours of credit earns 1 pass; some shifts earn double credit). We provide a safe, fun, and welcoming environment working alongside music fans of all ages from diverse backgrounds. Volunteering at events can mean setting up the theater before shows, selling tickets, serving at concessions and stocking, staffing the merchandise table, and cleaning up the theater after shows. These are the typical event roles for volunteers. Because they are customer facing — and due to safety — they require the ability to see and hear, and many also require speech and the ability to communicate in English. Some will involve some physical exertion, requiring the ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Additionally, the money handling roles require basic math skills, and some retail experience.
We also need occasional assistance with fundraising and building and grounds maintenance. We welcome ideas for special projects that use your unique skills and talents.
How do I get started?
Every Cedar volunteer must attend a Volunteer Orientation session before they can volunteer. It is held at the Cedar and lasts about 90 minutes. After the orientation you will begin receiving opportunities by email to sign up for shifts at upcoming shows. Shifts for popular shows can fill up weeks in advance, so it pays to plan well ahead. For more information, or to sign up for an orientation, please contact the volunteer coordinator Jason Koffman at: jkoffman@thecedarDOTorg
Employer matching gifts
Many companies have matching gift programs that double or even triple the charitable contributions of their employees. Some companies may even contribute financially to match employees’ volunteer efforts. If your employer has a matching gift program, please let us know who we can follow up with to help maximize the impact of your volunteer contributions to the Cedar. Please call or email Jason Koffman at (612) 338-2674 x102, with the name and contact information of your company’s matching gift coordinator.