Do you want to get involved as a volunteer at the Kauffman Center? The Patron Services team values your time, talent, and overall contributions to our community. From administrative support to participating in our usher corps, there are many volunteer opportunities at the Kauffman Center that work with your schedule.

Kauffman Center volunteers are invited to share their skills and love of the arts as they connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. Volunteers help create unique experiences that surprise, delight, entertain and educate tens of thousands of people each year in an iconic venue.

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants should be comfortable working with people, be committed to working in a team environment, and be able to treat team members and guests with dignity and respect.
  • Volunteers give permission for their photo to be used for publication and other Kauffman Center-related purposes.

Volunteer Application

Our volunteer recruitment session for the 2018 – 2019 season has closed. The application was available from Friday, July 6 – Friday, August 3.

Please contact us at  to learn more about future volunteer opportunities or to be placed on the contact list for our summer 2019 recruitment session.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Frequently Asked Questions


+Who can volunteer?

If you are 18 years of age or older and are dedicated to providing memorable experiences for our patrons, you can be considered for a volunteer position at the Kauffman Center!

+What volunteer opportunities are available?

Primary Volunteer Roles Include:
Performance and Event Usher
Ticket Taker
Plaza Lobby Greeter
Gift Shop Greeter
Garage Greeter

Occasional Volunteer Roles Include:
Coat Check Attendant
Bus Attendant
Student Matinee Greeter
Merchandise Table Assistant
Membership Table Assistant
Program Stuffing
Outreach and Education Team

+Is training provided?

All prospective volunteers must graduate from the Apprentice Program to be considered for an official Kauffman Center volunteer position. All apprentices are required to attend three training classes that cover the breadth of skills volunteers need to find success at the Kauffman Center, complete periodic online assessments, and usher right alongside our veteran volunteers to learn the ropes. We’re with you every step of the way to make sure you feel prepared to meet our program expectations and the needs of Kauffman Center patrons.

+Are there any perks for volunteering with Kauffman Center?

We offer up close and FREE parking for our volunteers, flexible scheduling, bi-monthly volunteer social outings, an excellent incentive program and much, much more!