State Theatre Modesto
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Become A Volunteer

Become a State Theatre volunteer

The State relies on a group of dedicated volunteers to assist with greeting patrons at the door, ushering during seated (versus general admission) concerts and special events and even selling merchandise for artists performing at the theater. Many of our volunteers are here for nearly every event, and their contributions to the non-profit State are immense - and immensely appreciated. If you would like to become a volunteer, learn more about opportunities to volunteer, fill out an application and print a copy of the "The 12 Things State Theatre Volunteers Need to Know" at the right.

Volunteer training and coordination is done through volunteer coordinators Steve and Jan Ernst. Your application and information will be forwarded to the Ernsts and you will be contacted so they can determine your level of interest and availability.  All volunteers are notified via email at least one week in advance of the need for their services.  

Volunteer greeters meet patrons at the front door and may be asked to check IDs and issue wristbands, ask patrons to dispose of outside  food and beverages, monitor for cameras (allowed if artist-approved) and video recording equipment (not allowed) and also watch for patrons leaving or entering The State with alcoholic beverages.

Volunteer ushers greet patrons as they enter the auditorium and direct them to their seats. Small flashlights are provided, as are State Theatre “usher” badges. Our ushers are often the first point of contact for our patrons so their jobs are considered essential to creating a positive first impression.

The dress code for all volunteers is the same as that of The State’s staff: black pants, neatly pressed black shirt with sleeves and closed-toed black shoes. No jeans, T-shirts, sleeveless shirts or tank tops are allowed. We strive to present a professional image and to always treat our patrons with utmost respect. We look to our volunteer greeters and ushers to graciously help make our patrons feel welcome.

State Theatre of Modesto, Inc. | 1307 J Street | Modesto, CA 95354
BOX OFFICE (209) 527-4697 | fax (209) 527-4520 |