top of page
  • Amazon
  • Instagram
  • Facebook

The HCA is looking for volunteers (individuals or groups) to support our operational needs in different areas and positions. This is a great opportunity for adults or students looking to fulfill community service hours. 


Our volunteers will train with staff members and work with staff and community members on special projects and general ongoing endeavors.

Volunteers Needed

All volunteers must pass a CORI and ESORI background check.

HCA is seeking adults who wish to dedicate one evening a week to greet and assist visitors and students, and staff our front desk. Shifts are generally Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and noon to 3 p.m. If interested, send an email to

Visitor Ambassador (Adults only)

We have a wonderful and extensive class catalogue. We are looking for classroom assistants during the school year for certain classes to help out the teachers. Great for teens (13-17 years old) seeking service hours. If you are interested, send an email to

Classroom Assistants

HCA is seeking volunteers to dedicate an hour out of their afternoon from 3–4 p.m. to walk Hopkins Elementary School students to the Art Center. Great for teens ages 13-17 years old. If you are interested, send an email to

After School Walkers

We would like to keep the gallery open as much as possible on the weekends. If you are interested in welcoming guests who come to view the show, we’d love to hear from you! No prior experience necessary. If you are interested, send an email to

Gallery Docent

If you have an interest in set construction, crew member for load-in/out, costume sourcing and creation, usher, lobby reception please send an email to

Theater Crew

Summer Counselors in Training (CIT) will be role models for the HCA community, responsible for helping an instructor with setting up/cleaning up, assisting students, conducting age-appropriate games, and other operational tasks. 


Application Period: January 1–May 1st, 2024

Rising 8th-11th graders who have not previously volunteered with HCA: 

HCA will be collaborating with Metrowest YMCA to provide a work-readiness camp for select CITs following an interview process. This will involve students registering for a training program either the week of June 24-28, or July 1-5 (with the exception of July 4th) before they can volunteer as a CIT for HCA. (HCA may be able to provide partial funding if the student demonstrates financial need). The training provided will be a resume booster and prepare students for transferable skills as they enter the workforce or continue to volunteer with organizations. More information will be discussed during the interview process.  Upon completing the training, students will be required to give HCA 2-4 weeks of volunteer services. In the event that a student applicant is unavailable to attend either of those weeks of training but have at least one year of experience working with kids, they should still apply. 


Returning HCA Volunteers (rising 9th-12th graders)

Students who have previously volunteered as a classroom assistant or summer CIT at HCA will need to complete an interview and, if selected, attend mandatory one-day training at HCA that will be provided mid-June at no cost. 


CIT Application Process:

Submit an application indicating your (your teen's) interest through the online form here. ​


All applications are due by April 30th. All questions should be emailed to Stephanie Madden: 

Summer Counselors in Training (Rising 8th graders and above)

Subscribe to Our Mailing List

Thanks for subscribing!

bottom of page