Are you passionate about the Performing Arts?

Volunteering at the Oakville Centre puts you right in the middle of Oakville's thriving arts community.

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Gisele Shaw

Gisele Shaw

Gisele Shaw is the Manager of Corporate Communication for the town of Oakville since 2002. Prior to working for the town she worked for Halton Region as a communications specialist. She is a graduate of Humber College.

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The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the launch of a new volunteer program. We’re looking for enthusiastic people with a passion for the performing arts to volunteer in our front of house positions. We currently have two volunteer roles available: usher and coat check. For more information interested candidates can contact volunteer coordinator Mike Lee at 905-338-4161 ext. 3237 or by email at They can also visit our website and complete an application form at arts/volunteer.html.

“We are very excited to introduce the new volunteer program at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts” said OCPA manager, Robin Howarth. “The program offers the opportunity for residents to support the performing arts in Oakville and to be a part of our volunteer team. At the same time, the volunteer ushers and coat check attendants provide invaluable services by assisting patrons to their seats, answering questions, checking valuables, and most importantly, creating a pleasant and welcoming environment for our patrons.”

Why Volunteer?

The OCPA strives to be a destination for lovers of music, drama, comedy and dance. As an OCPA volunteer you will be a valued contributor to the performing arts community in Oakville. Help us make the magic happen! Opportunities are available for everyone (16 years old and up) looking to become part of a fun and exciting team!


Benefits of being a volunteer at OCPA:

  • Have fun!
  • Support local and international artists
  • Meet new people
  • Be part of a team
  • Support the Oakville performing arts community
  • Develop new skills
  • Participate in training opportunities
  • Participate in special Volunteer-only events
  • Access to special offers
  • Receive a record of hours
  • Receive a reference letter for a job well done

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Willingness to work as a team
  • Ability to climb stairs and stand for an extended period of time
  • Time commitment of 3 shifts per month
  • Minimum age of 16 years (volunteers under 18 require written parent consent)
  • A passion for the performing arts



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