The Kate is great because of the Kate Volunteer Guild which provides volunteer hours to several aspects of the theater. Volunteer Guild Members are also ambassadors for the Center and it’s programming around the community and region. Last year alone volunteers donated over 10,000 hours to the Center 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 through an organization that brings joy, respect, and prestige to Old Saybrook and the surrounding area.

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.

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/Boutique 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 Boutique, and answer the main phone line during business hours.

Office Assistant

Assist the management team with mailings and other general office tasks.

Museum Docent

Brush up on your Old Saybrook and Katharine Hepburn history to delight guests with a semi-scripted 45-minute presentation on the Center and Katharine Hepburn.


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

Special Events

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

If you’re interested in joining the Kate Guild, please fill out the short form below and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

Volunteers report to the Volunteer Coordinator Marisa Calvi-Rogers. For questions or further information, please contact Marisa at

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    Box Office AssistantHouse ManagerUsherPoster/Brochure DistributionReceptionist/Boutique RepresentativeOffice AssistantMuseum DocentHospitalitySpecial Events

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