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Volunteer Program

Program Vision: To build a sustainable, inclusive, and model volunteer program that reflects the values, vision, core, purpose and the mission of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation.

We maintain an extensive volunteer program to help provide operational support for the programs of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, primarily at The Freeman Stage. More than 250 volunteers contribute their time, talent and energy and provide vital support to serve more than 60,000 patrons who frequent the venue each season.


  • New volunteer applicants are screened to ascertain their suitability for and interest in volunteering
  • New volunteers must attend one in-person spring orientation session
  • All volunteers commit to working a minimum of 40 hours in a calendar year
  • As part of the 40-hour commitment, volunteers commit to two free performances or non-stage events such as venue set-up, arts in education programs or fundraising events.

Student Volunteer Program:

  • Students who are 16 years of age or older, or approved by the Volunteer Coordinator, may apply for the Student Volunteer program.
  • Student volunteers commit to volunteering a minimum of 25 hours in a calendar year, with 8 of those hours volunteering for free or non-stage events.

Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program! Due to an overwhelming response from the community, our volunteer corps is full for the 2020 season. Please check back in the fall for future volunteer opportunities.

Check out our latest Volunteer Newsletter below, with the current program highlights!

Have questions about volunteering?

For information about volunteering, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Paul Tooker at volunteer@freemanfoundation.org or by phone at 302-231-1216.




The Freeman Stage volunteer corps has been selected for the 2019 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award!

By Steven Billups

Thirty-two individuals and groups were honored with the 2019 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award Oct. 29 at Dover Downs Hotel. The recipients were recognized for significant contributions, engagement and impact in diverse activities, including mentoring children, supporting people with disabilities, protecting the environment, and assisting seniors, people who are homeless, and veterans. To read the full article,...


Freeman Stage staff and volunteers take it all in hand

By Christina Weaver/Special to the Coastal Point

From waiting for an artist’s first bus to arrive around 6 a.m., to precisely placing the very first chair for the evening’s show, to security-wanding each patron as they arrive, to serving thousands of beverages, to removing hundreds of bags of trash and recyclables, to watching the last of the artist’s busses leave after 1 a.m., the Freeman Stage blue- and yellow-shirted workers make...