The Kate Volunteer Guild provides volunteer hours to several aspects of the Cultural Arts Center. Volunteer Guild Members are also ambassadors for the Center and its programming throughout the community and the region. On average, volunteers donate a total of over 10,000 hours to the Center each year in a variety of different areas. Being a volunteer at the Kate puts you in the center of the action, allows you to attend shows, but more importantly allows you to give back to the community.

Volunteer positions are available in the following areas:

Box Office Assistant

Work with the Box Office Manager during Box Office hours to assist patrons at the Box Office window and on the phone.  Comfort and familiarity with computers is necessary.

House Manager

Oversee a complete show with complement of ushers from before the doors open until the last patron has left the building. House managers ensure every guest has a first-class Kate experience.


Support the house manager and ensure each guest has a first-class experience while seating them, at intermission, and as they exit the theater.

Poster/Brochure Distribution

Assist in the distribution of quarterly brochures and monthly posters to area business.

Receptionist/Gift Shop Representative

Situated at the front doors, greet guests as they arrive at the Kate, direct them toward the museum or box office, sell items at the Kate’s Gift Shop, and assist in answering the main phone line during business hours.

Museum Docent

Train to conduct guided tours of the beautiful Katharine Hepburn Museum, featuring personal letters, home movies, wardrobe items and other memorabilia. Provide information to those choosing a self-guided tour during regular Museum hours, Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Docents may be scheduled for special group tours at other times. Docents also sell items for the Gift Shop.


Be in the middle of the action backstage as you ensure artists’ hospitality riders are met and they are comfortable while guests of the Kate.

Special Events

Join the team that works on the Kate’s Annual Oscar Party, the Annual Gala, and other special events in a way that fits best for you.

If you’re interested in joining the Kate Guild, please click ‘Apply to Volunteer’ and fill out the application form. We’ll be in touch with you soon!

Volunteers report to the Volunteer and Front of House Coordinator Amy Cripe. For questions or further information, please contact Amy at

Current Volunteers Sign-Up & Scheduling

Kate Volunteer Guild

The Kate is generously sponsored by:

  • Pasta Vita
  • Saybrook Point Resort & Marina
  • Sennheiser