Are you a parent of a CirKid older than a Cub, Lion or Tiger? If so, a volunteer fee has been added to your child’s tuition. We do this because CircusWest has many moving parts that need volunteer attention. We’re a big family, and big families need everyone to help pull their weight! (Luckily, this one doesn’t need you to wash the dishes).
Of course, if you’re not a parent but want to volunteer your time, we can do that too. First, thank you!—and second, scroll down to find information on volunteer opportunities and how to sign up.
The CirKids volunteer fee is calculated based on 20–30 volunteer hours per year, so 2–3 hours per month.
Note for families with multiple children: After one enrolled child, there is a $5 volunteer fee (or annual 5 hours of volunteering) for each additional child.
|Class||Volunteer fee (hours)|
|Centre Ring, Ringmasters, Ringmasters Plus, Ensemble||$200 (20 hours)|
|Centre Stage||$250 (25 hours)|
|Performance||$300 (30 hours)|
At the end of the year, if you’ve completed all requested volunteer hours, submit a Volunteer Refund Form to have the year’s volunteer fees fully refunded.
We have many volunteer opportunities throughout the year, from one-offs to ongoing tasks, in a wide range of areas. A heads up: many of our volunteer hours are needed in the spring, to help with the May show.
Please fill out the Volunteer Sign Up below to request a specific role, or check here for calls for volunteers. Click on the job title for a description.
Seamstress: because costumes don’t create themselves.
Costume Room Attendant: because costumes don’t organize themselves, either.