Volunteer Opportunities

The BurlExpo is a crazy quilt of talent and effort from people all over the world.  The people who make The BurlExpo go are people just like you -- and, in fact, could even be you.  If you want to join the coolest team in the whole burlesqueverse, read on! 

volunteer-button.jpg Below is a list of some of our unusual and oddball volunteer opportunities, along with their requirements.  These are by no means the only things we need volunteers for at BurlExpo10.  We also need friendly folks at the registration desk, technical folks to help set up and run the shows, helpful folks to be ushers and security staff, and more.  

When you offer to volunteer, you tell us when you want to be on duty,  how much you want to work, your areas of interest, and anything we should know that will help us place you in the perfect situation.  If there is an area that you are particularly interested in, use the notes field on the Volunteer Form to let us know.  We can't guarantee you'll get exactly what you ask for, but we'll do our best!

Volunteer Position Job Requirements


Anyone can buy a trophy at a store.  The trophies given at The Great Burlesque Exposition need to scream "Burlesque!" in giant, rhinestoned letters.  We give you a trophy (or a couple of trophies) and a bunch of rhinestones.  You provide the adhesive, creative spark, and patience (and maybe some of your own embellishments). Together, we create a miracle!

  • it helps if you're local and can pick up the stuff, but that's not essential.
  • a love of playing with rhinestones and some experience doing it.
  • your own gluing supplies
  • the trophies have to be on-site by Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.


Be in the wings during the various shows and events.  Shoot candid pictures and short videos with your phone and plaster the internet with them.  Do your best Lois Lane impersonation and do micro-interviews with performers before and after they hit the stage.

The ShowSpy will get a photographer creidt on any photos they take and post and we're happy to link to your photography page if you have one

  • a smart phone
  • experience posting pictures and videos to Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • an eye for photography
  • a sense of discretion.  Some people aren't going to want to be interviewed, some won't want to be photographed.  Use your head, and err on the side of caution.
  • Be aware! You are in the wings of a live show! Do not get in the way of the performers or stage crew!


Be one of The Expositionettes! Work with the fabulous Joe Paul Williams (aka Willy Barrett) and be in the group number that opens The Main Event on Saturday.  In a tight two hours, you'll learn a gorgeous choreography and get a grounding in Delsarte Technique! 

  • attend a rehearsal/training session during the day on Saturday, Feb. 6
  • be willing to bring some specific costume needs (and to get them if you don't have them)
  • you cannot be competing/performing in The Main Event


We know there are a ton of people who have never been to the BurlExpo before and who may not necessarily know anyone.  The Green Feather Brigade are people who publically say "Hey! I'm friendly and I know something about the BurlExpo!".  When on duty (which is whenever you want), you wear a stylish green fashion accessory and are happy to stop what you're doing and chat with someone new.  It's a great way to meet folks and to help out at the BurlExpo on your schedule.

  • a friendly disposition
  • some experience at the BurlExpo (that is, you've been here a couple of times before)
  • a willingness to wear a green fashion accessory



Consider Go-go Dancing during one of the events!