Volunteers are the part of the essential support system of Westben. From the Board of Directors right down to ticket-takers on the day of the show, we need people like you who are willing to give the gift of time, energy and your own unique talents. Opportunities for volunteering are year round!
Board of Directors
Westben as a charitable organization is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors. The Board’s responsibilities include:
- Setting the vision, mandate and strategic direction
- Financial accountability
- Developing policy
- Community relations
- Evaluating performance of the Artistic and Managing Director
The Board is composed of local and international people from business, the community and the arts.Elections are held annually in March at the Annual General Meeting for membership on the Board as well as for the positions of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
Westben's Volunteer Coordinator, Marilyn Keene inspires and coordinates over 250 volunteers. The first face a Westben patron sees is probably a volunteer, helping them to park their car, greeting them, taking their tickets, showing them their seats or purchasing an ice-cream at intermission. As well there are volunteers behind the scenes, backstage, costumes, artist hospitality as well as maintenance of the grounds and the facility.