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Make a Difference through volunteerism!

Our volunteer community is amazing! A big round of applause to everyone who helped this season; be it ushering, working at the store, serving amazing meals to our actors and crew, to sharing the love with the community - we are tremendously thankful and incredibly fortunate!

-The Volunteer Management Team

Join our volunteer community and give back by becoming an essential part of the success of one of the country’s leading regional theaters!

McCarter Theatre Center is one of the only organizations in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. With this identity comes a unique commitment to creating, developing and producing Broadway-quality performances by world-famous artists and offering the hottest tickets in dance, jazz, classical music, comedy, and cabaret events to Central New Jersey. McCarter demonstrates an unwavering commitment to engaging, educating and cultivating a broad range of audiences, making the arts accessible to all people, and presenting an unparalleled variety of bold, stimulating, diverse and provocative programs across disciplines.

New Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in McCarter Theatre Center! If you are not currently a volunteer but would like to be one, please fill out our online registration form or contact our Volunteer Coordinator Catherine Eby for more information by emailing ceby@mccarter.org

Current Volunteer

If you are a current McCarter volunteer, please click here to login to our secure website to access:

Your personal profile
Calendar of scheduled events
Logged hours
“Behind the Scenes” opportunities


Volunteer Benefits

B D Wong & ValerieBy giving back you earn the privileges below:

  • Access to world class performances
  • Backstage tours
  • Dress rehearsals
  • Meet and greet opportunities
  • Recognition Events
  • A lot of fun and camaraderie!!

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Front of House

Ushers Assist patrons with finding their seats and provide programs and other event-specific information.

Patron ServicesGreet patrons upon arrival, provide direction and assistance throughout their theater experience.

  • Hospitality  
    Tech Week SnacksProvide homemade treats and comfort foods to actors, designers and technicians during days of work that are often long and tiring.

    Company DinnersProvide a homemade meal to cast and crew members approximately 5-6 times per season.

Residence maintenance - Gather donations and assist in the decorating of the McCarter rental apartments used by visiting artists.

    McCarter Ambassadors –
    Ambassadors spread the word about upcoming events, collect prospective patron information and help to make connections with pivotal members of the community.

    Distribute promotional materialsHang posters or pass out event guides and postcards to schools, organizations, and/or local businesses. 

General office support in the following departments: Artistic, Business Office, Development & General Management


During the course of each season there are unique opportunities for volunteers to attend special events. A few examples are: Artist/Director readings, Actor and Staff meet & greets & Dress Rehearsals. To learn how to become eligible to participate please contact Catherine Eby at ceby@mccarter.org


Thank You McCarter Volunteers!

You Belong HereVolunteer: Traditionally denotes helping or being charitable and benevolent with one's time.
As true as those sentiments are for you, there are some additional words that need to be expressed to reflect your impact on the life of the theater.

Essential. Dependable.
Experienced. Irreplaceable.

The dedication that the volunteer community has given to McCarter can also be reflected in the sheer volume of the hours served each season.
Thank you all for your individual and collective efforts in making our patrons’ theater experience at McCarter match the quality of our world class performances.
- The Volunteer Management Team

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New Jersey State Council on the Arts
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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