Volunteers play a key role in PlayGround’s continued success, through their efforts on PlayGround’s Board of Directors, as Volunteer Ushers, Office Volunteers and Special Event Volunteers.

Volunteer Ushers

PlayGround uses approximately 8-10 volunteer ushers each month for the Monday Night PlayGround series at Berkeley Rep. Volunteer ushers assist with front-of-house tasks, including passing out playbills, seating patrons, assisting with will-call and staffing PlayGround’s publications table, in exchange for a complimentary ticket to see the performance. If you would like to sign up to usher for Monday Night PlayGround, click the button below.

Office & Event Volunteers

Volunteers can work on a variety of short- and long-term projects with PlayGround staff at PlayGround’s South Berkeley offices (BART-accessible and with plenty of free parking available). Learn about the operations of the Bay Area’s leading playwright incubator while assisting with marketing, development and administrative duties.

Volunteers also help with PlayGround’s Benefit & Awards Night, our largest fundraiser of the year, typically held in early April. Planning begins for the Gala nearly a year out with volunteers assisting all along the way. 4-5 volunteers assist with the running of the event on the night of. For more information on office and event volunteer opportunities, email to info@playground-sf.org.


PlayGround, a leading playwright incubator and producer of the Monday Night PlayGround series at Berkeley Rep, provides unpaid internships in the areas of marketing, public relations, development, producing, and literary management. Internships are personalized to meet the individual’s and organization’s needs and are generally 10 hours per week for 10 weeks, based at PlayGround’s South Berkeley offices (BART-accessible with plenty of nearby free parking). To apply, email letter, resume, references and writing sample to: jobsearch@playground-sf.org.