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Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer ushers

Volunteer ushers play a vital role in the success of the Folger’s numerous performances and programs. Ushers assist with welcoming visitors, scanning tickets, distributing playbills, seating, and other exciting opportunities!

Under the supervision of the Visitor Services team, including House Managers, ushers graciously welcome visitors to the Folger from around the local community and the world. At the Folger, we strive to maintain a welcoming environment for all and ensure everyone has a memorable experience.

Folger ushers are essential members of our daily operations and help implement the vision the daytime staff work tirelessly to produce. A welcoming demeanor and a willingness to help are key aspects of gracious hospitality, as well as being a welcoming presence to our visitors. In exchange for volunteering, ushers enjoy the performance as our guest. (Performances often sell out, but we make every effort to provide ushers with seats.)

To learn more, please contact the Visitor Services team at

Register to usher for the 2023 | 24 season!

Want to join our team for the upcoming season? Simply fill out our registration form and choose your preferred date for a start of season orientation.

Register to usher!

Code of conduct

The Visitor Services team, on behalf of the Folger Shakespeare Library, is committed to providing a welcoming, safe, and equitable environment for all who engage with us.  We invite you to bring your authentic self as you explore everything the Folger has to offer and ask that you help us maintain a respectful space for others to do the same.  Behavior that causes verbal or physical harm, or discrimination to our visitors, staff, and/or facility will not be tolerated and may result in your dismissal from our building and dismissal from volunteering at future Folger events. 

If you have questions or concerns, please the Visitor Services team at