Archive for October, 2015

Volunteering at CircusWest

Posted on 10/07/2015 at 5:20pm



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As the parent of a child enrolled in CirKids, you have the opportunity to take an active part at CircusWest by volunteering with us.

Here’s how it works:

A volunteer fee is added to the tuition for all CirKids programs from Ringmasters to Performance. This fee is included in your monthly tuition payment. We ask parents to complete a specific amount of volunteer hours during the year, depending on their child’s program: 20 hours for Ringmasters, Big Top, Centre Ring and Ensemble students, 25 hours for Centre Stage and 30 hours for Performance students. Families with more than one child in CirKids are only asked to volunteer an extra 5 hours for each subsequent child and are charged a reduced volunteer fee of $5 per child, per month. For example, if you have two children in Ringmasters, you will only pay $25 per month and are asked to volunteer up to 25 hours throughout the year.

We have a range of volunteer opportunities available which range from volunteering on our board and committees to administrative assistance, Front of House support during our annual show, costume laundering, sewing and design, building maintenance, photography, videography, fundraising events and much much more.

If you have a specific skill or area of expertise let us know by completing the volunteer sign-up sheet HERE

Volunteer opportunities will be updated and posted on the bulletin board at the front desk on a regular basis and you can also check in with our Program Assistant, Laura to learn about all upcoming and pending tasks.

Once your hours have been completed, at the end of the year you can reclaim your volunteer fee ($200-$300) by completing A Volunteer Refund Form. You also have the option of donating your volunteer funds to the organization. Donating to CircusWest is an excellent investment in your community that allows us to offer the joy of circus to as many individuals as possible. Donations support bursaries, equipment and our extensive community outreach program with a goal to make circus accessible to everyone.

If you are interested in volunteering please phone 604-252-3679 or email

Our volunteers are integral to the success of our organization and we could not do what we do without you!

Thank you all for your support and we look forward to seeing you around the building throughout the year.