Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers shine brightly at ASGT!

ASGT is a community theatre led by volunteers. With no paid staff, we rely on support from our patrons, donors, and hundreds of volunteers each summer. All of our actors, technicians, crew, ushers, ticket office staff, and Board members are volunteers, and most are based in our local community.

Ready to get started? Send an e-mail to volunteer@summergarden.com. We’ll be in touch shortly.


Leaders and volunteers are needed in the following areas for the 2024 season:

  • Technical – lighting, sound, and more
  • Buildings and grounds
  • Production

Community theatre enriches the lives of those who take an active part in it, as well as those in the community who benefit from live theatre productions. On either side of the footlights, those involved represent a diversity of age, culture, life experience, and a strong appreciation of the importance of the arts. Join our team and make a difference in your community while supporting the arts.

No experience necessary – Have fun, learn something new , while supporting your/our community!

Specific Production Needs:

The Prom

  • Production Manager
  • Stage Manager
  • Asst Stage Manager
  • Props/Set Dresser
  • Sound Designer

Contact Pat Browning, ASGT Production Director at production@summergarden.com

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville

Current Opportunities are as follows:

  • Music Director
  • Stage manager
  • Assistant stage manager
  • Lighting designer
  • Costumer
  • Prop manager

Contact Lin Whetzel, Production Manager at lwhetzel@summergarden.com

Big Fish

  • Costume assistants (with sewing experience)
  • Master carpenter

Contact Beth Rendely, Production Manager at bethrendely@gmail.com

GENERAL NOTICE: If you’re interested in helping in the Ticket Office, working tech or backstage crew, or lending a hand in any of the areas listed below, please click the Volunteer Form button above and complete the form. We’ll be in touch to find a place for you at ASGT during the current or upcoming season. Direct any questions to the Volunteer Director.

BOARD MEETINGS: ASGT Board meetings take place on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm. All are welcome to attend to learn about ASGT and the many ways to get involved. Normally held at the theatre, meetings may be held virtually in the coming weeks/months due to COVID-19. Updates and postponements will be posted on our Calendar of Events and our Facebook page.

Yearning for the spotlight? Open auditions are held each year in the late winter or early spring. Dates and requirements are announced on our Auditions page, on our social media pages, and in our e-mail newsletter. A press release announcing auditions is sent to the media.

During auditions, call backs, and rehearsals, all those present must abide by ASGT’s official Audition Policy. Please review it carefully.

Questions? E-mail the Production Director.

Interested in one of the volunteer opportunities? Click the Volunteer Form button above and complete the form.


Props Designer & Props Assistant

What’s Singing in the Rain without an umbrella, or Monty Python’s Spamalot without a killer rabbit? Props Designers identify the props needed for each show, design those that must be built, and devise a plan to borrow, rent, purchase, or build those items with help from the Props Assistant. Together, the Designer and Assistant organize the props for the cast, make necessary repairs during the run, and return borrowed/rented items after closing night.

Costume Assistant

Whether you’re an experienced seamstress or looking to gain experience with costumes, ASGT can use your help. As a Costume Assistant, you’ll help the Costume Designer with everything from sewing on buttons to alterations, laundering costumes, and returning rented/borrowed pieces after closing night.

Hair & Makeup Assistant

Experienced stylists and those looking to gain experience are welcome at ASGT. As a Hair Assistant or Makeup Assistant you can get creative, devising custom looks for our performers’ hair/wigs or makeup.


Some productions require quick costume changes by members of the cast. As a dresser, you provide critical support for our actors during performances by preparing costume pieces for quick changes and assisting with those changes backstage or in the wings.

Interested in one of these volunteer opportunities? Click the Volunteer Form button above and complete the form.

Running Crew

Every show at ASGT has distinct crew requirements, including Assistant Stage Managers, backstage running crew, spotlight operators, and more. Whether you’re an old pro or new to the theatre, we welcome your participation and will gladly provide training.

Set Building

It takes huge sets to fill ASGT’s huge stage, and that means lots of building! Due to our outdoor setting and limited storage space, our sets are generally used for only one season. Each year brings new opportunities to gain experience as part of our set crew. Volunteers are needed three times per summer to assist our Master Set Builder. Volunteer as much or as little time as you like—all help is appreciated.

Set Painting

ASGT welcomes volunteer set painters! Help is needed three times per summer to assist our Master Scenic Artist with painting base coats and adding some decorative touches. Volunteer as much or as little time as you like—all help is appreciated.

Light Crew

Whether you’re a master electrician or just getting started in electrics, our Lighting Designers can use your help running light board and/or hanging and focusing lighting instruments for each show. The latter is a great job for anyone who’s good with a wrench and NOT afraid of heights!

Sound Crew

What good is an amazing show if you can’t hear it? Members of the sound crew execute each show’s sound design and assist with body mics, sound checks, and more. Whether you’re an experienced sound technician or looking to gain experience, we’d love your help!


Ushers meet and greet our patrons, helping to create a positive experience for our audience. They tidy the theatre space before the show, take tickets, hand out programs, help people to their seats, monitor any disruptive activity (very rare), answer audience questions, and clean up after the performance. Plus, ushers get to see the show for free.

College students on summer break are always welcome at ASGT as volunteer performers, tech crew, backstage crew, or general volunteers. Internships in specific interest areas may also be available for college credit.

Interested? Click the Volunteer Form button above and complete the form, or e-mail the Production Director.

ASGT is led by a volunteer Board of Directors. These dedicated individuals are committed to governing and doing the work required to produce “theatre under the stars” each summer. Participating at this level, you trade your time for the rewards of partnering with those equally committed to producing top-notch theatre experiences for the community. Serving on the Board is also a great way to learn new skills, enhance your resume, and give back to the community.

Serving on a Board committee is a great way for new and existing supporters to learn more about ASGT, get involved, and make a difference. Committees include ASGT Board members and volunteers.

Visit our Organization page to explore committees with which you might participate, to find info about attending Board meetings, or to contact a specific Board member.

Ready to get started? Click the Volunteer Form button above and complete the form.

With no paid staff, ASGT depends on volunteers. We welcome your general support with cleaning, painting, errands, gardening, minor repairs, building maintenance, or whatever activity appeals to you! If you have specific business skills to offer—photography, legal, accounting, contracting, etc.—please contact us and we will find a place for you at ASGT.

Ready to get started? Click the Volunteer Form button above and complete the form.

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