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How to Join

Membership in the Shaw Guild is open to anyone interested in supporting the Guild’s objectives and activities.

New Members are welcome year-round. There is an annual membership fee of $20.00.

New Member orientations are held once a month excluding December.

What to expect at Orientation:

  • Meet other new members and some Guild Members.
  • Areas of volunteerism are explained in depth to help you decide where you would like to volunteer your time. Guild Members are available to answer questions.
  • Introduction to My Volunteer Page (MVP), the online tool to help volunteers select shifts, track hours, receive email reminders and many more features.
  • Overview of social events are an exciting and fun way to meet other Guild Members. Year-round activities are explained.


Once you have attended the Orientation and paid your annual membership fee you will issued:

  • The link to My Volunteer Page (MVP)
  • A Shaw Guild identity badge and lanyard
  • Welcome letter detailing Volunteer opportunities


To attend the next Shaw Guild New Member’s Orientation,
contact Susan MacDonald, Membership Chair at membership@shawguild.ca

Note: Shaw Festival members are financial patrons of the Festival, whereas Shaw Guild members volunteer primarily their time. A number of Shaw Guild members are also Shaw Festival members. For information on Shaw Festival membership, please see this season’s Shaw Festival program or visit their Membership & Giving page.