MARION – Saturday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Marion Palace Theatre, Palace volunteer coordinator, Morgan Schwartz, will meet with potential Palace volunteers during an orientation session.
The Palace hopes to build a volunteer corps with people ranging from juniors and seniors in high school to adults of all ages who wish to give back to the community.
The volunteers are growing as an organization, and to help facilitate that growth, those attending the orientation will receive an updated volunteer handbook and a signup sheet for volunteering at upcoming events.
This training session will last approximately one hour and will cover the various ways volunteers can lend a helping hand. The topics to be covered are dress code, procedures, and how individuals sign up to help at the Theatre.
There is a large list of positions available when considering volunteering at the Palace. These include, but are not limited to, movie ticket sales, ticket taker, greeter, program passer, performance usher, movie projectionist, concession stand worker and hospitality associate.
Volunteers can also assist off-site by delivering posters, table tents and other marketing materials or backstage as show crew.
Volunteering at the Palace benefits not only the Theatre but also those giving of their time and efforts. Many area high schools require community service hours for graduation.
Community involvement plays a significant role in college and employment applications. It also serves as a social tool for networking and even making new friends. However, all volunteers agree one of the greatest perks while serving the Marion Palace Theatre is being able to enjoy the fabulous shows.
Volunteers are the backbone of the Marion Palace Theatre, and it is with volunteer efforts that the theatre remains the pride and joy of downtown Marion. Thanks to those who dedicate their time and talents.
For those who cannot make this meeting, future orientations will occur at least once per quarter so that everyone who wants to be a part of the Palace gets the opportunity to serve.
Interested participants and those with questions are asked to contact Morgan Schwartz by email at email@example.com to reserve a space for this orientation.