If you are looking for a fun way to give back in your community ā€“ come create with us!

Volunteers are a critical part of keeping OTC entertaining and enriching our community.

Whether taking tickets at the door, helping build sets or sharing your fundraising and marketing expertise, we need your help. When you volunteer you receive:

*1 comp ticket to one OTC show each time you volunteer

*The joy of making a difference in our community with our theatre family

Please take a look at the volunteer job descriptions to see what best fits your interests and abilities; then fill out and submit the volunteerĀ informationĀ form. You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator to confirm your contact information and to answer any questions you may have. You may also contact the Volunteer Coordinator at jrusso@oceansidetheatre.org or 818-400-1823.

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Many positions require no experience. We will train you at your first show. However, certain volunteer jobs may require previous experience or training (*). And volunteer jobs involving youth will require a background check (** – at no expense to you).


Take tickets at the door, hand out programs, direct patrons to their seats, help patrons requiring extra assistance, open/close lobby doors, fold programs, gather trash from house, other duties as needed


Set up concession stand, make coffee and chill beverages, handle cash and/or credit card sales, put concessions away, gather trash from lobby, other duties as needed. Note: must be 21 years old

Set Construction/Strike *

As directed: build flats, platforms, doors, set pieces, other construction as needed. At strike, assist with tear down of set, moving flats and set pieces to storage, cleanup of stage and backstage, other duties as needed

Scenic Painting

As directed: paint stage floor, flats, platforms, doors, set pieces, background, and other painting as needed, cleanup of brushes, rollers, paint trays, and other items, other duties as needed

Backstage Crew

Move set flats/platforms, set pieces, furniture, onstage props and other items as directed during scene transitions, fly items in/out as directed, place and/or move set props, other duties as needed

Lights/Sound *

Under the direction of the Light/Sound technician(s), assist with hanging and focusing lights, manning the light board or sound board, other duties as needed


Assist costume designer with measuring cast, costume construction and alterations, serve as Wardrobe Mistress to wash costume pieces and do repairs, assist backstage with quick changes, other duties as needed


Assist hair/makeup designer with doing face/body makeup, create hairdos or work with wigs as directed

Youth Programs & Outreach **

Assist the director of the Youth Summer Theatre Camp or the director of the Youth Outreach program to the schools or other OTC Youth education activities. Duties may include set up and preparation for activities, clean up, helping with stage productions, and other duties as needed

Publicity & Marketing

Assist the Artistic Director and/or members of the OTC Board with publicity and/or marketing, including such tasks as graphic design, program ads, targeted marketing, and other duties as needed

IT / Webmaster

Assist the staff with maintaining, troubleshooting, and implementing use of electronic devices and IT issues and/or maintaining, updating, and troubleshooting the OTC website and/or OTC Facebook page