Get a peek behind the scenes and a taste of the world of “show business.”  We’re seeking performing-arts enthusiasts who enjoy serving the public to help us put shows on stage and welcome guests.

Volunteering at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center requires:

  • A commitment to help at a minimum of 10 events per annual performance season, across a range of Gonzaga University, Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Presents performances, and other events and productions
  • The availability during evenings or weekends (flexible schedule)
  • That you are 16 years of age or older
  • That you be able to handle light physical effort including, but not limited to; standing for extended periods of time, lifting up to 30 pounds, and climbing steps repeatedly
  • That you are able to work in a fastā€paced, busy environment with environmental conditions such as noise, heights and in dark/dim/absence of lighting situations
  • That ushers or members of the front-of-house personnel to be comfortable interacting with the public, including possible emergencies or difficult situations
  • That you agree to attend one orientation session before working as a volunteer (approximately 90 minutes, including building tour)
  • That you have access to email for scheduling and information from the Myrtle Woldson Center

Volunteers will often have the opportunity to see performances when helping at a show, but the chance to see an entire performance or any specific part of it is not guaranteed.

Gonzaga University requires volunteers to pass a basic background check prior to volunteering on campus.

Current Volunteer Needs


Volunteer ushers help greet patrons, scan tickets, hand out programs, provide directions, and help guests find their seats


Backstage volunteers may assist with scene changes, lighting or sound equipment, helping performers with costumes and props, and loading in or striking events.

Volunteer Application

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If you have questions about volunteering or a specialized skill to contribute that is not mentioned above, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, mwpac@gonzaga.edu