We are a volunteer organization of close to 400 members dedicated to promoting interest in, and support of the Shaw Festival and its activities. We are enthusiastic lovers of theatre who are proud to contribute to the success of the Shaw Festival.

Volunteers have been an integral part of the Shaw since it’s beginnings.  Over the past 50 years, volunteers have tackled whatever was asked of them … from making sandwiches and cookies in the early days to a wide range of initiatives including looking after the Shaw gardens, hosting and greeting patrons, and fundraising.

Whatever your talents, there is a volunteer role for you at the Shaw Guild.


Enjoy meeting patrons?

  • As a Greeter, you would welcome patrons as they enter the theatre.
  • As a Host, you would meet patrons at the door and scan tickets.
  • As a Docent, you would conduct backstage tours.

Have a green thumb?
Join the Guild Gardeners every Tuesday from April to October to maintain and enhance gardens at the Festival and Royal George Theatre gardens.

Enjoy fundraising?
Be part of a Guild team focused on organizing the annual Garden Tour and other fundraising initiatives

Like planning events?
Help plan events to enhance members’ knowledge of the Shaw Festival and current seasons’ productions.

Have a few hours to spare?
Assist with the distribution of Shaw Festival brochures and playbill information to local hotels and Queen Street merchants.

Enjoy leadership?
Explore leadership positions on the Executive Committee and help guide the future of this dynamic organization.