Together We're Better

Volunteering at Cotuit Center for the Arts is fun! And it’s essential. We simply can’t do what we do without our volunteers. You’ll be joining a terrific group of friendly, dedicated, and fascinating people who enable our success with productions, classes, exhibits, performances, facilities, and special events.

As volunteers, we have served in a variety of roles: usher, greeter, bar back, docent. Each time we learn a new role, we see a different aspect of what makes the CCftA so unique. We have the opportunity, not only to see how an event or production comes together, but to attend as well. We love volunteering, and we love being members, too. Come, join us!

David and Michelle Gain

Why Should I Volunteer?

When you give of yourself, the payback is enormous. When you volunteer your talents and experience, you'll gain self-esteem and personal satisfaction from being part of something dynamic and important. You’ll meet like-minded new friends, participate in a spectrum of “cultural” activities, and come away knowing YOU have made a difference in the lives of others. You may even learn some new skills. Plus: you’ll have fun!

Volunteering at the Cotuit Center for the Arts has opened a whole new world to me. Not only have I been able to meet talented people, but I have tapped into my own creative processes. Our Cape community needs a place like this to offer young and old intellectual stimulation. I wanted to be part of that growth.

Susan Weliky

How We Support Our Volunteers

  • Orientation program
  • Newsletter
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Varied opportunities
  • Guidelines and expectations
  • Social and recognition gatherings
  • Support from the Staff and Board of Directors

I love the theater and have been supporting Cape theater for many years and just appreciate all the talent here on little old Cape Cod...

I enjoy my time at the Center be it as a greeter, helping with mailings, usher or bar back. And as a bonus, I get to see the productions and have enjoyed each and everyone. Being a "Cape Codder" another fun thing about volunteering is that I get to see many people I have known over the years and have met many new acquaintances. Being part of the volunteer staff and a member at the Center has been exciting to see it grow and the quality of the performances are second to none. I hope to be there for many more years.

Judy Souza
Volunteer Group Shot

We are now a Points of Light Service Enterprise!

Cotuit Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that we have been certified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise! A Service Enterprise is an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills throughout their organization to successfully deliver on its social mission.

Research conducted by the TCC Group, a national program and evaluation firm, found that organizations operating as Service Enterprises outperform peer organizations on all aspects of organizational effectiveness, and are more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their work.

Cotuit Center for the Arts completed an extensive assessment, over 20 hours of training and consulting and extensive internal planning and change to better integrate volunteers in our day to day operations. By achieving this level of excellence and certification, Cotuit Center for the Arts is now better equipped to leverage the time and talent of volunteers and better meet our mission.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities with our organization, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page. For further information regarding the Service Enterprise Initiative, please visit Points of Light website.