The Shaw Guild is a large group of volunteers who support and promote the Shaw Festival.

They are involved in many activities, and donate thousands of volunteer hours each year.

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Guild Volunteers participate in a variety of interesting Shaw activities from hosting and greeting patrons, gardening, fundraising and educational activities. They are also invited to exclusive behind-the-scenes events!

The Mission of the Shaw Guild

  • Engage volunteers

  • Enrich the volunteer experience

  • Enhance the patron experience

  • Extend our reach in the community

Whatever your talents and interests, there is a volunteer role for you at the Shaw Guild.
Interested in joining or have questions? Contact us by submitting the form at the bottom of this page.
Guiding Principles - How we operate
  • Engaging our volunteers is at the centre of all we do
  • Donating our time and talents to the Shaw Festival is our passion; working collaboratively in an honest, ethical and transparent way is how we create value
  • Striving for excellence in everything we do is our way of contributing to the quality of patron experiences
Our Values - What we believe
RESPECT: Everyone is treated with respect, courtesy and dignity
INCLUSION: We promote an inclusive culture where volunteers are welcomed, valued and connected to one another
DIVERSITY: Volunteers from all backgrounds are welcome; we celebrate the many different dimensions of diversity and how they benefit the Guild
EQUITY: We treat all volunteers fairly and ensure opportunities for engaging and enjoyable experiences
Complete all fields in the form below, then click on Submit.
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Interested in joining the Shaw Guild?
Please complete the form at the right.
  • You will be invited to an orientation meeting to learn about the opportunities and benefits offered by the Guild.

  • Orientation meetings typically take place on the last Monday of each month (except December).

  • Membership is $20 per person, per year.

Note: You must be at least 18 years of age to join the Guild.

Shaw Guild, P.O. Box 83, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0