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We depend on hundreds of volunteers each year working in the park, in the office, and on special events and projects. Volunteering with the Festival is a fun, social, and rewarding way to support one of St. Louis’ leading arts organizations with your most precious gift: your time.  We welcome you to join us, whether for one night or the entire season!

Current 2024 Opportunities

Sign up to volunteer for one or more nights at Shakespeare in the Park! Performances of As You Like It are Tuesday-Sunday, May 29-June 23. Volunteers are needed to assist with parking lot management, greeting/program distribution, donation collection and securing the bike path/reserved sections.

Volunteer shifts will begin at 6 p.m. and typically end when the performance begins (with some additional help needed through to intermission on Opening Night, May 31.)

Use this form to select date(s):


Audience and Hospitality Services 

Volunteers are essential to creating a rich experience for the audience each season at the mainstage production in Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park, and provide support for events such as Shakespeare in the Streets and our annual Gala to name a few. As the face of the Festival, you will engage with our guests and help make them feel at home.  


Volunteers occasionally assist staff with mailings, data entry, and other administrative tasks.  

Group Volunteers

The mainstage Festival in Shakespeare Glen is a significant undertaking. Group volunteers are needed to work alongside core volunteers, assisting Festival staff with audience services and helping create a cheerful, safe, and friendly ambiance. Whether your group is 5 or 25 – we can use your help. Reserved seating can be arranged once the show starts.

For general sign-ups or questions, please email