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“Being able to see the look of awe and excitement on the faces of Smith Center guests, being able to introduce people to new ideas and thoughts, that’s why I volunteer.”
- Scott Clish

Volunteer Opportunities During Covid-19

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. We are temporarily dark and will resume the volunteer program upon our reopening. Please check back for more information.

“I volunteer at The Smith Center because some of my best memories have happened here, so the idea of getting to spend even more time here is the biggest benefit.”

Russ McCrory

“As a Smith Center volunteer, I have made several lifelong friends.”

Larry LeBlanc

When you become a volunteer at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, you join a team of more than 200 people who are passionate about the performing arts and the rich cultural value The Smith Center brings to the community. In fact, our nonprofit’s world-class performances, special community events and engaging education and outreach initiatives wouldn’t be possible without the support of our valued volunteers, who bring their diverse backgrounds and experiences to augment and enhance the entire Smith Center family.

Volunteers join our team for many reasons, including retired professionals who enjoy being active, young adults looking to give back, as well as a wide range of community members who simply love the arts. Regardless of your reason, we have the right volunteer opportunity for you. We welcome all special skill sets, especially if you have an outgoing personality with excellent communication and people skills and a desire to deliver excellent customer service to our patrons. Above all, we hope you share our commitment to helping The Smith Center thrive as Southern Nevada’s Heart of the Arts. We’ll provide whatever training is necessary. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Once you have signed up to become a Smith Center volunteer, our mission is to make you feel welcome, all the way from your initial onboarding to your ongoing training. We also want you to have the resources you need to be successful as a volunteer.


Volunteer Opportunities

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Usher Services

Greet and assist our patrons. Responsibilities include distributing programs and literature, ticket taking, and providing our patrons with world-class wayfinding and seating services – all with a warm and welcoming spirit.

“My favorite volunteer assignments are tour docent and ushering for Reynolds Hall performances. Being an usher gives me connections to the guests, and the chance to see the delight on their faces.” – Kathy Healey

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Community Ambassador

Serve as an ambassador of The Smith Center by assisting with a wide variety of tasks, including attending community events and festivals, staffing tables, distributing flyers, greeting visitors and educating the community about The Smith Center.

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Educational Events

Greet busses and assist staff with welcoming and guiding students, teachers and chaperones.

“(Volunteering at Smith Center student matinees), you get high fives and hugs from kindergarteners who have never been to a theater before. It warms your heart, and you go home feeling you’ve actually done something worthwhile.” – Claudia Newbury

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Assist staff members in administrative tasks, including filing, answering telephones, mail sorting and data entry.

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American Sign Language Interpreter

Provide the visual and motor medium of communication and discourse for the hearing impaired.

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Tour Guide/Docent

Educate community members about our theaters and our history as a friendly and informed ambassador. Responsibilities include sharing stimulating stories and educational information.

“I love to give tours of The Smith Center. If the people haven’t been here before, it’s like opening up the most beautiful world to them. Once I get here and I start talking to people, I come alive.” – Beverly Saperstein

Frequently Asked Questions