Volunteers are a key part of the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend team, assisting with a wide variety of tasks that are essential to the event and its continued success. As we’ve grown, there has been an increased need for volunteers along with an increase in the number of individuals interested in volunteering–so we’ve crafted the following policy to ensure potential volunteers know not only what we need from you but also what we need you for.
Volunteer Service Categories
The categories below outline opportunities open to volunteers at this time. Volunteers may serve in more than one category as long as scheduling permits. Our volunteer coordinator is responsible for coordinating all shifts, and will do his best to accommodate any special requests.
Escort to Legends – Assists the legends of Burlesque as needed. This may include (but not limited to) assisting with costuming at their show, escorting them to various functions of BHoF, and just plain hanging out with them.
Floating Volunteer - Available for various tasks as they come up may include setup, driving/running errands, door duties.
Museum Assistant – Assist BHoF Director and staff with a range of activities including setting up and staffing museum display, helping coordinate press interviews and other obligations, and other tasks as needed.
Rehearsal Assistant – Assist Rehearsal coordinator with their needs including setup and/or running errands.
Stage Kitten – Work one of the show nights and pick up clothing after each performance making sure all clothing items are returned to the performer. No heavy equipment pick-up necessary.
Setup/Door Assistant – Assists with the set up of events (i.e. Classes Dr. Sketchys, Pool Party) and then ensure only authorized individuals (performers, ticket holders, invited guests) gain access to event.
Setup Volunteer – Assist with setup of events through out the weekend including (but not limited to) setting up chairs, back drops, stage props.
Vendor Area Assistant – Assist vendors coordinator with their needs which can including setup and/or running errands.
None of the positions for volunteers are paid positions, but volunteers are entitled to a number of benefits not afforded the general public:
- A chance to meet (and assist) Living Legends while supporting the Burlesque Hall of Fame
- Income tax deductions for out-of-pocket cash expenses incurred as a result of volunteer service. (Please verify with your tax professional what you can deduct.)
- An opportunity to be part of a group of people who has a special role in preserving Burlesque history and sharing it with the public!
- Volunteers may receive passes to showcases as determined by the Volunteer Coordinator.
To help the volunteer coordinator place individuals in service areas that meet their desires and the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekends needs, all volunteers are required to complete an application form. This form provides us with the tools to place you where you want to be and where we need you the most. To volunteer please click this link to fill out the BHoF Weekend Volunteer Application.
We value your help tremendously, and to make sure every job gets done and everyone can enjoy their weekend, we’ve got some rules: Volunteers are responsible to be on time to their appointed shift, and to be at all assigned shifts as agreed upon with the volunteer coordinator. It is the volunteers responsibility to communicate with the coordinator if there’s a problem and they are not able to attend the shift they are assigned to. The coordinator will try to reschedule the volunteer for another shift but this can not be guaranteed.
Volunteers must meet the requirements for their service position for them to be considered “attending” a shift and receive the benefits thereof.
The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Team reserves the right to terminate a member’s volunteer agreement if his/her services are no longer needed for any reason.
If volunteers do not report for all of their assigned shift(s), or if the volunteer decides to terminate their volunteer agreement, they are liable for any costs incurred on their behalf (tickets, classes, etc).
If you have any questions regarding the volunteer opportunities please email our Volunteer Coordinator.