Suffolk Center LOVEs our Volunteers!


Box Office: Selling concessions and merchandise are another part of volunteering at shows, two exciting jobs because you are able to socialize and interact with the guests.If you are selling merchandise the staff person in charge will give you instructions. These jobs are for those who feel comfortable handling money.

Ushering/Greeter: Help us welcome our guests at performances. Greet, collect tickets, usher, as well as sell merchandise, work with hospitality, assist in answering questions and pointing guests in the right direction. Stay through the entire performance to provide assistance to the staff and see the show for free! Dress is business casual; black pants or skirts are preferred.

Gallery Openings: Share our excitement over each gallery opening. Assist in hanging, taking down shows or help with receptions. If you love the visual arts, this is the place for you.

Information Desk: Put your smiling face where everyone can see it by helping to cover the information desks. Greet guests, answer questions, provide materials and take messages to help staff throughout the year. The perfect place to see old friends or meet new people.

Gift Shop: Show off your customer service skills at Jester’s Gift Shop. Greet guests and assist them with finding gift ideas for their family and friends. We will provide training on how to use our computer software and the cash register.

Mailings and Office Projects: Use your organization skills for general office support. Help prepare mailings, filing, answer telephones and assist with other assignments around the office.

Archivist/Display Cases: Help organize and catalog historic memorabilia or set up display case exhibits.

Marketing: Help distribute marketing materials

Flower Guild: Join a group of creative people who provide floral decorations for special events. Working with Flower ​Guild members is a perfect way to learn or polish your flower arranging skills while making new friends.

Volunteer LOVE!

Volunteers are the heartbeat of Suffolk Center and are essential to the hardworking staff. If you want to give back to your community, treasure and enjoy the arts, or simply love historic buildings, we invite you to learn about the various opportunities available at the Center. We hope you will join our dedicated and fantastic team! You will be rewarded with a 20% discount in Jester’s Gift Shop and/or qualify for free tickets to performances for every twelve volunteer hours! You will also be recognized at special appreciation events.

At the Center we have volunteers of all ages. Each volunteer’s unique characteristics help make our guests’ experience at Suffolk Center more memorable. Volunteers are often the first person that our guests ​see create their first impression of the Center. Many of the people you see at our events are in fact volunteers. Suffolk Center has many volunteers who seat guests at performances, sell performance merchandise during shows, work in the gift shop, and even arrange floral centerpieces. Volunteers, like you, take on a variety of other tasks including greeting guests, working with the display cases, taking calls at the reception desk, working at the information desk and preparing office mailings, all which enhance the Center’s activities.

If any of our volunteer opportunities sound exciting to you, we would love for you to sign up! Please click the “Volunteer Application” button, print out the form, and drop your completed form by the Center or mail it to ​110 W. Finney Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23434 and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you!

Download Volunteer Application