Volunteer Opportunities

We need volunteers! If you are considering being a volunteer and believe that theatre arts should be accessible to everyone then we are the perfect place for you. Volunteering with Chickenshed NYC allows you to learn about our unique inclusive methodology first-hand as well as develop rewarding relationships with the kids and the wonderful team of Teaching Artists. In addition all volunteers are given the opportunity to attend development and training workshops for free.


Adventures from The Shed are preschool immersive shows for ages 2-5 and their families. They take place on various Saturday mornings throughout the year at 14th Street Y.

The volunteer role includes: meet and greet audience as they arrive; assist with check-in and late ticket sales; supporting the Artistic team with post-show photos of the children and puppets; clear, clean and reset of set and props. Hours required: 9:00 - 12:00noon.

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Chickenshed Players is an inclusive theatre program for kids and teens. Chickenshed NYC’s methodology creates a world without labels, giving support to those who need it, and given by those who can. The result allows each Player to flourish and succeed on their own terms.

Workshops are semester long and take place on Saturdays between 11:00am - 2:30pm. The role includes: assisting and supporting the Artistic team; helping the students to participate and act as ‘buddy's’ to kids that need more individual attention; helping backstage during rehearsals and shows. Volunteers liaise with the Artistic Director to determine a schedule of dates and time.

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Fundraising is a vital and integral part of a not-for-profit's DNA. But not all fundraising is about on securing financial donations. Whilst we need volunteers who are keen to help us raise money that enable us to keep our programs affordable and accessible we are also seeking people with skills in areas such as: identifying and securing sponsorships; researching and creating partnerships with like-minded organizations and garnering in-kind donations.

At Chickenshed NYC we celebrate creativity and welcome any ideas you may have to help us be able to share and expand our programs.

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