In order to provide a performance venue for all levels of dancers, PSO relies on an army of volunteers to help the event run smoothly. Anyone can volunteer, and it’s a great way to support the pole community. Even competitors are encouraged to volunteer after they have completed their events! Volunteers are invited to attend their section of the event before and after their shift to enjoy the other performances.
To register, visit the page of the event in which you’re interested.
Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas:
Judges are charged with scoring the performances of our competitors. Pole instructors and other pole professionals are encouraged to apply to judge our events. If you apply, we’ll match your experience with the competitors’ skill levels. We’re also looking for choreographers and dancers who would like to judge the artistic events. For more on our judging process, read our rules.
Stage Monitors: Stage monitors make sure competitors are checked in at the stage and ready to compete to allow the competition to run smoothly. You’ll also be cueing the DJ, directing backstage traffic, and will have an up-close view of the action.
Pole Cleaners: Pole cleaners climb and clean the poles on stage between each competitor. You must be comfortable with climbing a 12-foot pole between 12 to 15 times in two hours. If you’re not sure if competing is for you, but still want to get on stage, this might be just the job! Pole cleaners should bring a black shirt and black shorts (shoes/boots optional) that meet PSO costume standards for coverage. We’ll also give you a sweet Bad Kitty® tank top as a “thank you.”
Registration: Registration volunteers check in competitors as they arrive; check and sell spectator tickets and programs; and direct all attendees to their proper areas. This position is great for meeting tons of people, since everyone who comes to the event starts at the registration desk.
Medical professionals: We need volunteers with medical or emergency training experience who would like to be available onsite in the event of a minor injury or medical emergency. You would primarily be on-call, and we give you a prime seat to the show. You must have a medical background for this role (e.g., EMT, registered nurse, medical doctor, etc.).
General assistants: Willing to do whatever it takes? We’re always looking for general assistants to help us ensure the event runs smoothly and that competitors and spectators have a great time.
Announcers: Announcers work off of a script to announce each competitor and make other announcements.
Social Media: If you’re an avid user of Facebook and Instagram, you can help us by posting away on our social sites to keep the community updated on the event.
Door Check: Door check volunteer help out by checking hand stamps/wristbands, all while being able to sneak peeks of the show from the doorway entrance.