Volunteer at NBS and witness the transformative power of dance!
Becoming a Volunteer at NBS
We are thrilled that you have chosen Canada’s National Ballet School as the place to contribute your valuable time and energy. Please read below to learn more about our volunteer opportunities. Learn More about NBS!
At least 15 years of age (some program areas will require additional qualifications and 18+)
Volunteer application form, resume and references
A police check (Volunteers 18+)
A positive attitude and willingness to try new things
No previous dance or arts admin experience required
General Time Commitment
NBS offers a variety of volunteer opportunities including special events and regular, weekly programming:
General Commitment for Weekly Programs
A commitment of 1 shift per week (approximately 1.5 hours). If volunteering in a weekly dance program the volunteer shift will occur at the same time and day each week for the duration of the term.
General Commitment for Special Events
A commitment of the duration of the event (approximately 3 hours).
General Training Requirements
To be on-boarded onto the volunteer roster each volunteer must complete one initial orientation training session. Some programs and events will require an additional training session specific to their program/event needs.
Due to COVID-19, in-person volunteer opportunities will be limited during the 2021-2022 school year. All onsite volunteers must participate in the school's COVID-19 screening process and adhere to the personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements. Volunteers will be required to wear a mask for the duration of a volunteer shift. Appropriate PPE and training will be provided by the school. Examples of volunteer opportunities might be; theatre usher, special event support, dance class assistant and administrative tasks.
Learn more about our COVID-19 policies and protocols
Please note there is no deadline for submitting an application however successful applicants will be offered positions on a first come first serve basis. The NBS Volunteer Department will keep your application on file for the duration of one year and notify you when positions become available. We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee a position.
All applicants are required to provide:
A resume and cover letter
A completed NBS volunteer application form
Two non-family references
Applications opening soon!
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