The Florida Chautauqua’s greatest strength is that it is a volunteer based organization.  We currently utilize between 75-100 volunteers contributing thousands of work hours along with a dedicated Board of Directors.  We are fortunate to have a variety of volunteers from those who have worked diligently since the organization’s inception, to the committed community worker who began volunteering a few weeks ago.  Our volunteer base is as diverse as our community and includes all socio-economic backgrounds, races, and ages from the very young to committed great grandparents.

Volunteers working on costumes and sets.



Sound Production Volunteer






There is usually a long list of tasks waiting to be accomplished and we welcome new volunteers!

We are usually looking for assistance with:

  • Pouring sodas in the concession stand
  • Passing out programs and taking tickets
  • Sewing costumes; this includes sewing on buttons, hemming  or creating costumes from  pattern to completion
  • Painting and building sets
  • Changing light bulbs
  • Cleaning
  • Weed eating/cleaning the area behind the theatre
  • Folding, stuffing and stamping letters
  • Folding programs
  • And even washing the clothes! Yes, all of the costumes must be laundered and put away following each production.

There are numerous opportunities to volunteer! Contact us by phone 850.892.9494 or email [email protected] and we will work to find the right task to get you involved with The Florida Chautauqua, Inc.

Working together- Building the future, Restoring the past