Volunteer Spotlight: Georgia & Don Lee

Georgia and Don Lee are a fixture in the Cal Shakes volunteer corps. They’ve volunteered with us since our very first season at the Bruns, in 1991. They reside in Oakland and lead an active life of theater-going, traveling, dancing, and supporting the SF Giants. They volunteer at our Inside Scoops—panel discussions with Jonathan Moscone, production directors, and Philippa Kelly—at the Orinda Library and as volunteer ushers at the Bruns.

Volunteers Georgia & Don Lee

Volunteers Georgia & Don Lee

How do you both spend your time when you are not at Cal Shakes? Georgia is still working part-time, working at least two days a week. Don is an avid Giants baseball fan and enjoys following their games. We also do folk dancing and square dancing (although not as much as in years gone by). We also “do” a lot of theater, ushering at various venues in the Bay Area.

Where have you traveled to in the last few years? Georgia made a trip to Africa in 2011 and enjoyed seeing all the wild animals in their natural habitat and also visited Victoria Falls. In the past, we’ve also visited Iguassu Falls. Other trips included Antarctica, the Galapagos, Machu Picchu, countries in South America, China, Russia, and European countries, among others.

What does Cal Shakes mean to you? Cal Shakes provides fantastic entertainment value to its patrons.  The staff and performers are a very friendly and talented community!

Thank you, Georgia & Don!

Volunteers are a vital part of our Cal Shakes community. With over 1,000 volunteers, our volunteer corps represents a wide and diverse demographic. Our volunteers hail from throughout the Bay Area, San Francisco to Pleasant Hill, to across the state, from Grass Valley to Los Angeles. They are mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, coworkers and friends. Volunteering with California Shakespeare Theater can be a great opportunity to experience and learn new things, spend time with family and friends, earn high school credit, fulfill community service requirements, see great theater for free, and, most importantly, pay it forward in the spirit of volunteerism. There are many ways to lend a hand at Cal Shakes, and signing up is easy.

Interested in volunteering? Click here to register; once your application has been approved, you will be able to sign up for ushering dates and will be notified of other opportunities.

If you have any questions about volunteering with special events, please contact Special Events Manager Shelly Jackson at 510.809.3297 or sjackson@calshakes.org.


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