There are lots of reasons to become a volunteer at the Capitol Centre…
Time spent at the Capitol Centre can provide a whole new skill set:
The Capitol Centre’s
goal is to bring people and the community together through the world of
arts. As a volunteer, your job is to ensure the safety and security of
our patrons and to act as tactful ambassadors of goodwill to the public
attending performances. You are a vital component of this goal, as you
are the public face of the organization and an essential part of the
Download and print the application form from our website (found above)
or come to the Capitol Centre at 150 Main Street East to pick up a print
copy. They’re available at the Box Office and can be returned there as
2. Fill out the application form and return it to the Box Office.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll set up a meeting to discuss
your skills, interests, and our placement opportunities.
All of our volunteers attend Volunteer Orientation to familiarize
themselves with the layout of building, their responsibilities, and
other important information.
5. Welcome aboard! You’re now a part of the Capitol Centre’s volunteer team.
As a volunteer, you can choose from a variety of roles throughout our organization:
Front of House
We have a number of roles
to fill for our front of house: ushers, ticket takers, coat checkers,
concession attendants, and bartenders. Interact with our patrons and get
an up-close view of our performances.
Bingo (Must be 18 years or older)
The Capitol Centre is one
of the many non-profit organizations at Blue Sky Bingo (420 Airport
Road). We have a number of bingo teams in rotation, and each team has a
captain. Volunteers will assist with the set-up and selling of bingo
cards, as well as any other needed tasks.
WKP Kennedy Gallery
Volunteers work with the
Gallery Coordinator and other gallery staff to assist with program
exhibits and special events. Duties may include installing exhibits,
arranging receptions, guiding group visits, assisting with mailing, and
monitoring the Gallery during public hours.
Marketing volunteers are
responsible for putting up posters, delivering mail-outs, creating
brochures, filing, making phone calls, and taking part in other tasks
related to the promotion of Capitol Centre programs.
The Capitol Centre hosts a
number of special events throughout the year, including our annual Wine
Gala. Volunteers are needed to help with all of the phases of these
- Volunteer of the Season recognition: all volunteers are eligible for this award.
- Free movies once a month and tickets for other performances as available.
- Volunteer opinions are valuable. A suggestion box will be available in the small bar area.
Volunteers’ hours of service will be documented and those with 250,
500, or 1000 hours will be acknowledged at the Volunteer Appreciation
Dinner in April.
Bingo volunteers will receive points for bingos worked, which may then
be used to purchase in-house performances. (Must be 18 years or older)
A nametag engraved with the volunteer’s name and years of service will
be presented for 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service at the Volunteer
How much time do I have to commit?
We ask that volunteers
commit to a minimum of three hours a month (equivalent to one
performance). Of course, we welcome volunteers with more time to give,
Do I get to see the performances?
Yes, but remember that
your first priority is the patron’s well-being and comfort level.
Watching the performance is your secondary priority.
Can I wear whatever I want?
Our standard volunteer
dress code is a white collared shirt, and black dress pants or skirt.
For special events or certain volunteer positions (like Bingo), this can
I’m in high school. Can volunteering count towards my 40 hours of community involvement?
Yes, your volunteer time
at the Capitol Centre definitely counts towards the 40-hour requirement.
You’ll need to provide a copy of your volunteer hours tracker and make
sure to sign in and out from your volunteer shifts. Once your hours are
completed, we’ll return your signed tracking sheet.
How old do I have to be to volunteer?
The minimum age for
volunteering here is 14 years old. In order to serve as a bartender,
volunteers must be at least 18 years old and have Smart Serve
Do I need any special training or education?
All of our volunteers bring different experiences, skills, and talents to the Capitol Centre. No
special training or education is needed unless you’d like to serve as a
bartender. As previously mentioned, you have to be at least 18 years
old and have Smart Serve certification to tend bar.
Monday through Friday – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturdays – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In August, our summer hours are 11:00 am to 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday.
On a performance night, the Box Office will remain open until showtime and open one hour before Sunday Cinema (Sunday at 7pm)
Wheelchair Accessible Ramp.
Accessible Seating Locations
150 Main Street E, North Bay, ON
Toll Free: 1-888-834-4747
Phone: (705) 474-1944