The Avery Theater is a volunteer-driven not-for-profit organization. Apart from three part-time managers, the Avery is fully staffed by volunteers from Garner and the surrounding communities. Several businesses and civic groups have “claimed” a specific night to supply volunteer staffing each month, however several dates and times remain available.

Sign Up to Volunteer


Each of the eight weekly shows requires a volunteer staff to…

  • sell tickets,
  • pop popcorn,
  • work concessions and
  • clean the restrooms and auditorium following the feature film.


Volunteers are asked to be at least 16 years of age, however youth ages 13 and older may assist under the direct supervision of an adult parent or guardian.

Volunteers shifts begin one hour before show time for training and preparation duties. The shift ends approximately 30 to 45 minutes following the end of the feature presentation.

To volunteer or learn which dates are available, please click here to access our SignUp Genius site. You can also contact the Volunteer Coordinator by sending an email to AveryVolunteer@gmail.com or by leaving a message at 641-925-AVRY (2879).

Additional Opportunities

Throughout the year we have additional volunteer opportunities.  If you have an interest in helping in one of the areas below, please send an email to AveryVolunteer@gmail.com:

  • Fund Raising or Special Events
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Phone Calls
  • Parade Walkers
  • Letter Writers (for Thank You Notes, Donation Receipts, etc.)
  • Theater Maintenance