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Junior Counselor Volunteer Program

The Junior Counselors Program is a volunteer opportunity for high school students, ages 14 to 19, interested in helping to create amazing theatre experiences with pre-school and elementary age children.  Participants will learn the ins and outs of a professional theatre training program while aiding students’ creation of original stories, characters, and design elements.

All junior counselors will be assigned to a group of campers and will assist the classroom teacher with rehearsals and production for the week. This program gives participants the opportunity to serve as a role model and leader for younger campers. It is a great opportunity for teenagers interested in working with children and/or theatre—not to mention a fun and interactive way to earn those much-needed volunteer hours!

Daily hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. with one Extended Care shift until 5:30 p.m. per week. All applicants who are accepted into the program are only required to participate 1 week. However, if you would like to participate for multiple weeks you are welcome to do so.

Your recommendation letter is mandatory for all new applicants and is due by the application deadline of April 1, 2019. It can be emailed to Kate Shaw-Nappi at kshaw@zachtheatre.org or can be mailed to ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road, Austin, TX 78704. Please select an adult outside of your family who can speak to your character and/or experience with children.

If selected to participate in the program, you must attend a mandatory orientation meeting (including all returning applicants). It will be a short overview program expectations and procedures. To make sure everyone can attend, you can choose from one of the following 3 dates: Monday, May 21 or Saturday, June 2 from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Main Campus or Friday, May 25 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the ZACH North location.

NEW THIS YEAR: applicants have the option to volunteer at either our Main Campus located on the corner of Riverside and South Lamar at 1510 Toomey Road or our NEW ZACH NORTH CAMPUS located on the corner of 183 and 620 N at 12129 RR 620 N. Please make sure to select which campus you would prefer to volunteer in the form below.

Click here to sign up!

For any other questions or concerns, please contact Kate Shaw-Nappi at kshaw@zachtheatre.org or by phone at (512)476-0594 x218.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

ZACH Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in Austin, Texas.

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