Volunteer at WECC
WE COULDN’T GET BY WITHOUT OUR 150
VOLUNTEERS, WHO CONTRIBUTE 8,000 HOURS A YEAR.
What are the benefits of volunteering? Musical
performances at the WECC range from folk to punk rock. Volunteering is
a great way to enjoy some of this live music and meet new people in exchange
for a few hours of time and a few drops of sweat.
In addition to free shows and getting to meet people with similar musical
taste, volunteering at the WECC is like any volunteer position - it can
help you develop skills you can take to other volunteer or paid positions
in the future.
What jobs do the volunteers do? Our
volunteers set up for shows, run the concession, bartend, usher, provide
security, sell tickets and merchandise and do post-show cleanup. Our
volunteer board of 12 also chips in to these tasks as well as overseeing
the financial accountability of the centre, setting policy, participating
on working sub-committees, and doing fundraising and community outreach.
How do I know which shows I will work on? The
WECC has a ‘crew’ system. We have 6 crews to cover all our
shows, each one headed by a crew chief. You will be placed on a crew based
on the style of music you enjoy and your crew chief selects the shows your
crew will work.
Who plays at the WECC? Check
out our Past Performers Page for a
list of artists who have played at the WECC. It’s a very long list.
Is there an age requirement? Yes,
our volunteers must be at least 16.
What skills do I need to volunteer? None.
We need commitment, reliability, energy and enthusiasm. The rest we can
What is the time commitment for volunteers? We
ask for a minimum of one show per month.
How do I sign up to be a volunteer? Email email@example.com