Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Dolphin Playhouse!

The Dolphin Playhouse produces six to seven full productions every year, participate in the Community Coalition of Empire and Shakespeare in the Park, and maintain the recently renovated Dolphin Playhouse. With no paid staff, it takes a lot of volunteers to operate the facility, present quality theater, and keep the organization afloat.

Contact us via email or telephone, found at the bottom of the page, to volunteer today!

If you’ve ever wondered about what’s behind the magic of theater, perhaps this is the time to find out.  The Dolphin Playhouse needs volunteers in all aspects of production, from the box office to the stage to the lighting booth to backstage.  It takes a lot of talents and skillsets to produce a play and to operate a theater, and sometimes it just takes time and energy, with no particular talent needed.

One of the side-effects of the COVID pandemic was the loss of live theater, and now that it’s possible to perform again, many of the dedicated actors and other volunteers have moved on.  So the theater is looking for new performers.  Another immediate need is for box office and concessions volunteers.   

There’s also a great need for volunteers who are never seen by the audience:  the costumers, lighting crew, set builders and painters, prop builders and gatherers, and publicity staff.  Perhaps your special skill is in organizing.  That’s one of our biggest needs.  Right now, we are organizing costumes and props, but we have a play library crying out for help, and it would be so great if someone would take charge of the tools and materials we use to build sets.   Our lighting manager would love to train one or two people to hang, focus lights and learn lighting design.  Maybe you enjoy meeting people and would enjoy putting up posters.  Maybe you could paint a mural for the last board on the side of the theater.

Finally, there’s opportunities for people who would be interested in the management side of the theater—from keeping the books to cleaning the parking lot, stocking the paper towels, and mopping the floors.

There’s a job at the Dolphin Playhouse for anyone who wants to help.  To volunteer, email us at  [email protected], call 541-808-2611 and leave a message, or send us a message through Facebook.  Or fill out a volunteer form while you’re attending any of our upcoming productions.


Thanks to volunteers, a newsletter is now being printed, and the extensive library is now being catalogued. There is always more that can be done, and we continually need volunteers to man the box office and concessions, build sets, organize costumes and props, and publicize the activities of the playhouse, as well as a myriad of other short and long term opportunities.

If you would like to get involved please click the link above or give us a call at 541-808-2611.


Dolphin Players Board of Directors

President – Joy McCarthy

Vice President – Brenda Belongie

Secretary – Joady Gorelick

Treasurer – Bob Belongie

Managing Director – Alice Carlson


Dolphin Players Members at Large

     Alice Carlson       Barbara Booth Nixon

      Brenda Belongie           Jerry Gorelick     

   Luanne May             Margaret Partner

    Sam Baugh                     Paul Arebalo