CBT’s family extends beyond the stage to include a large community of dedicated and generous volunteers. Each volunteer is an integral part of our continuing success. Volunteer opportunities exist throughout the calendar year with flexible and open hours. CBT has many areas where you can enrich your life and help met the company’s needs. Whether you can donate your time on a regular basis or only occasionally, we invite you to put your own interests, special skills, and talents to work in the vibrant atmosphere of this exception dance company.
Volunteering with CBT provides a wonderful introduction to the world of professional ballet as well as an opportunity to have fun and meet other ballet enthusiasts. Your involvement in Friends of CBT offers a rich experience with many benefits in appreciation of your dedication and expertise. Volunteerism is an incredible gift of one’s self, and without this gift to organization we would not succeed. Membership is open to everyone, and are accepted throughout the calendar year. Friends begin working each January and end their year of service with a Nutcracker celebration.
Friends of CBT is a great way to meet other dance lovers, have fun, get a behind the scenes experience, and become a most valuable partner of CBT. Friends of CBT is the definitive choice for those seeking flexibility with their time and talents. Please see below for ways to get involved with Friends of CBT.
Details on how to volunteer coming soon.
Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
Administration: Administrative volunteers serve in various roles at CBT during business hours. All skill levels are welcome to help in any department with general clerical duties such as research, database entry, filing, phone calls, photocopying, mailing, writing, archiving, editing, and information systems technology. One can volunteer on an occasional basis for special projects or on a weekly basis.
Development/Fundraising: Development volunteers serve in various roles to assist CBT in raising funds for all programming. This assistance can be done in solicitation of playbill ads, sponsorships, or helping plan necessary fundraising events during the season. It can also include keeping all patrons and donors in the loop by writing letters, or making thank you phone calls. One can volunteer on an occasional basis for special projects or on a weekly basis
Production: Appear and perform as a cast extra or help keep rehearsals running smoothly. There are opportunities associated with auditions, rehearsals, and performances.
Backstage: Go behind the scenes and see how the magic happens. Help with costuming by assisting with basic sewing, mending and altering of costumes. If that does not suit your tastes, then consider helping with property design and creation, or scenic construction. All of this can be done before the show takes the stage or if you want to be a part of the action you can work crew, manage the stage door, or help in the dressing rooms but you must be at least 15 years of age to work in this area and subject to approval by the Executive Director. These requires a commitment to work the entire production run, including dress rehearsal.
Marketing and Communications: Immerse yourself in the culture of dance and help us spread the word about our company. Help implement the company’s marketing initiatives through promotional and sales campaigns at community events, social media platforms, etc.
Hospitality: Assist with planning, coordination, and staging of special events during the season.
CBT Boutique: The CBT boutique is an in studio shop which includes resale items, and production merchandise boutique that ushers in the spirit of the production with keepsake merchandise that creates a little magic. The in studio CBT boutique operates on limited hours and the production boutique operations prior to the start of each performance and at all intermissions.