Love Theater?

So do we. Be a part of it.

As a non-profit organization, Lyric Arts relies heavily on a team of dedicated volunteers to keep the theater thriving and make the magic happen. Without our volunteers, we would not exist! 

Want to experience the excitement, fun, camaraderie, and pride of being involved in a vibrant theater community? 

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Gale Peterson, at or (763) 233-0807.

Frequently Asked Questions

What volunteer opportunities are available at Lyric Arts?

We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities – one or more is sure to fit your interests, skills and schedule.  Volunteer positions include:

Front of House

  • Usher
  • Box Office
  • Wine & Coffee Bar
  • Concessions Stand

Artistic Team

  • Set Builder/Painter & Set Strike
  • Light Hanging & Strike
  • Costumes
  • Props


  • Audition Assistant
  • Workshop Volunteer
  • Publicity
  • Special Events
  • Fundraising and Sponsorship
  • Board/Committees

Don’t see something that suits you? Give us a call; we’ll find the best use for your talents! 

What is the time commitment to be a volunteer?

It depends on the type of volunteer activity. Most Front of House shifts begin an hour before the show starts, and last approximately 3 ½ hours total. Volunteers can schedule themselves for a shift online or contact the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule them. Though we love repeat volunteers, there is no minimum requirement for the number of performances per year at which you volunteer – you can volunteer a little or a lot.

Volunteers who work on our other teams vary in the time they contribute depending on the theater’s needs, the show’s production schedule, and the volunteer’s availability. We’ll help you find something that fits your schedule!

Are there special perks to being a volunteer?

Yes! Our volunteers…

  • Get to watch the performance at which they are volunteering
  • Are eligible for tickets to other shows (after volunteering 50 hours)
  • Are invited to preview performances
  • Attend volunteer appreciation events
  • Take part in a monthly drawing for prizes
  • Become part of the Century Club after 100 hours, with special recognition
  • Get the inside scoop on the latest Lyrics Arts news

…and more!

In addition, each year Lyric Arts identifies one volunteer who has gone above and beyond. The “Volunteer of the Year” is someone who has not only contributed a significant number of hours, but who displays an extraordinary level of commitment, is passionate about their contribution to the theater, and exemplifies the spirit of the Lyric Arts community. 

Will I get training?

All volunteers work under the guidance of Lyric Arts staff members who will show you the ropes, and many positions include an orientation session and handouts.

Do I have to wear anything special to volunteer?

Front of House volunteers are asked to wear a white shirt and black pants/skirt.  Other volunteers wear whatever is appropriate for their activity.

How do I get started?

Call or email our Volunteer Coordinator, Gale Peterson, at (763) 233-0807 or, or fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch with you! 

Thank you for your interest in being part of Lyric Arts!

To Learn More About Volunteering

To learn more about Lyric Arts volunteering opportunities, please fill out and submit this form. Please be sure to indicate the type(s) of volunteer positions you are interested in.

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