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Volunteers still needed for Of Wings and Feet

Be a part of the magic this summer. We’re seeking FRONT OF HOUSE Volunteers for Of Wings and Feet to be ‘on-call’ as a back-up in case a scheduled volunteer cancels during any of our nights (or matinees). Read the details and sign up using our form below.

Update: All spots for Performer Volunteer are filled, but you can still sign up to be an alternate in case of a cancelation.




Volunteer opportunities for all ages – Join Us!

 Ways YOU can be Involved

Photo by Julie Ann Haas

Photo by Julie Ann Haas

•  Attend our Work/Play Days and help build our Summer Show!
•  Be a Performer Volunteer for our Summer Show!
•  Be a Front of House Volunteer for our Summer Show!
•  Spread the word on social media!
•  Become an Intern and help us build our Summer Extravaganza!

WE NEED YOU! Subscribe to our email list and stay in the know of opportunities. Send an email with the subject “Add me to the email list!” to

Work/Play Days

Photo by Julie Ann Haas

Photo by Julie Ann Haas

7/15 UPDATES:  We are getting close to the finish line and all remaining jobs need to be done by adults. Feel free to bring your kiddos, but because it’s all ‘finishing touches’, there won’t be hands-on work for them. Thanks to all the young ones who helped so far!

July 29th Work/Play Day has been canceled to make room for a rehearsal.

Details: Begin May 20 and reoccur each Sat until July 22. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Check our Calendar for exact days and times.

Come to our Paperhand Studio in Saxapahaw! Peek behind the scenes at how our puppets are created. Donate your time and talents while helping create our massive summer show. Lend us your creative eye and share your playful spirit. Drop in for as much, or as little, time as you’re able.

Photo by Martique Lorray

Photo by Martique Lorray

• Added Bonus! Your name on our website!

Paperhand Puppet Studio
6079 Saxapahaw Swepsonville Rd
Saxapahaw, NC 27340
10:00 am- 5:00 pm

Spend the Day! After Work/Play, attend Saturdays in Saxapahaw – food, farmers market, live music! FREE!


Photo by Martique Lorray

Summer Show: Performer Volunteers & Front of House Volunteers

“The Painted Bird”. Photo by The News Observer.

We create grand shows (and grand puppets!), which require the help of extra volunteers to help us pull it all off!

Read the Volunteer Inquiry form below or click HERE for all the juicy details.

We hope you’ll join us this season!

Spread the Word

Paperhand’s 2012 summer show “City of Frogs”. Photo by Lee Capps.

Paperhand relies on supporters like you to help spread the word about performances and events.  Help distribute fliers, post about us, share our events your social media or talk us up on your daily adventures! Thank you for sharing the puppet love!


Each year we have positions for 5 interns to help with our summer production.  Interns assist with puppet building throughout the summer and may choose to perform as puppeteers in the show.  We are looking for people with a desire to learn and a great attitude!

Work conditions: We have a great time getting dirty and sweaty while making art. There is no air conditioning in our fantastic studio, but we do have fans!

Time commitment: About May 15 – "The Painted Bird" 2014August 15. Interns might also be invited to take part in the summer show occurring ~Aug 5 – Sept 18.

Weekly schedule: Tues – Thurs and Sat, 10 am- 5 pm

Studio location: Paperhand Puppet Intervention Studio
6079 Saxapahaw Swepsonville Rd
Saxapahaw, NC 27340

6924496267_7d8c7a7b5dStipend: Inquire for details

To apply for Paperhand internship: Send a letter of interest e-mail to Donovan Zimmerman at by March 30.

Include in Letter of Interest:
• What inspires your connection to puppetry and your desire to work in this field?
•  Your background as well as any information you feel is important.
•  Your familiarity with and interest in Paperhand Puppet Intervention.
•  What you intend to bring to Paperhand.
•  What you intend to walk away with at the completion of the internship.
•  Your phone number, email address and mailing address.

For More Information about any of these Opportunities 


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