Volunteer

We believe, through the years, our storytelling experiences have helped shape an amazing community of volunteers and fans. With our new home at the Fremont Theater and the amenities it provides, we are no longer in need of volunteer teams at our events.

Instead, we are rebranding the volunteer experience to provide you with opportunities which grant an intimate window into the inner workings of a non-profit organization. Work side-by-side with the founders of Portland Story Theater. Join the team, gain professional experience, and support our mission!

We have outlined available positions below. Time commitments are estimates and we’re flexible to work around your availability.
If you are interested, please fill out the short form on this page and tell us which position(s) interest you.

Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us with inquiries at [email protected]!

Friendraising Catalyst
(aka Development Associate)

Area of Assistance: Development, Friendraising and Fundraising
Commitment: 3-5 hours per month
Type of work: Most of your time will be spent in front of a computer screen. If you love analytics, and spreadsheets then this is the role for you! It’s an instrumental role in the scheme of our new development plan. Great for anyone with an interest in adding non-profit development skills to their resumes!
Openings: 1-2

Sample Tasks:

  • Help write handwritten letters to our top supporters.
  • Audience research. In other words, through the powers of the internet, help us sort out who our attendees are, what shows they’ve attended, and any other interesting information that may be publicly available. We want to know more about our supporters!
  • Assist with the databasing of potential businesses and corporations in the Portland-Seattle region for potential storytelling workshops. Similarly, we’ll need help looking for businesses and start-ups that are seeking “team-building” activities for their staff.
  • Assist with the databasing of potential non-profits for storytelling workshops in the Portland region.
  • Your other ideas to strengthen our relationship with donors and attendees.
  • Director of first Impressions
    (aka Community Outreach Associate)

    Area of Assistance: Marketing and Community Outreach
    Commitment: 3-5 hours per month
    Type of work: This position is a mixture of active work in the community and support in the office. We’re looking for someone who is sociable and not afraid to network.
    Openings: 2-6

    Sample Tasks:

  • Placing fliers around the community (any region of Portland)
  • Help distribute door hangers in the neighborhoods around the Fremont Theater. (We can recruit others to help with this task)
  • Research the social media pages of similar organizations and document any unique posts or anything that has received a high volume of likes and feedback. Find best practices.
  • Go to your neighborhood association especially if you live close-in and mention the opening of the Fremont and hand out Portland Story Theater’s brochure.
  • Catalog non-profits and community events that would make sense for Portland Story Theater to sponsor through helping them on social media, providing show tickets for silent auctions, or any other simple partnership that will help get our name out there.
  • Go to stores with solicitation letters for raffle items and follow up with them as our business partnership liaison
  • The Dot Connector
    (aka Operations Associated)

    Area of Assistance: Operations
    Time commitment: 3-5 hours per month
    Openings: 1-2
    Type of work: The operations associate will help us chug along with day to day needs. If you want to get involved behind the scenes then this is the position for you!

    Sample Tasks:

  • Fill out online applications for donations
  • Help research new potential sources for raffles so that we don’t solicit the same businesses every year
  • Help staff explore how best to utilize the Fremont Theater space during PST shows
  • Help post our shows to event calendars
  • Fill out registration forms as needed
  • Help database potential partners for events such as our upcoming refugee storytelling show.
  • Jack (or Jill) of All Trades
    (aka Special Projects)

    Looking for one-time volunteer opportunities instead? We’ll need your lending hand with special projects such as these:

  • Volunteer to sell raffle tickets at a show
  • Helping with door hangers
  • Helping with calendar posting
  • Following up with businesses by phone for donations
  • Write blog posts
  • Placing out fliers
  • Yes, I’d like to help