The University of Iowa

Hancher Guild is a dedicated group of nearly 400 people who donate their most valuable resources to Hancher: time, enthusiasm, insight, and commitment. Volunteers provide vital services by managing and staffing the Hancher Showcase, offering tours of Hancher, coordinating special projects, and acting as goodwill ambassadors for the performing arts.

No financial contribution is required to become a Hancher Guild member, nor is any specific time commitment necessary. All the Guild asks is that its members do their best to honor the time they do commit. Beyond the satisfaction of serving the arts, Guild members get a unique inside look at the performing arts and find an enriched appreciation of live performances.

The Guild branched out to offer volunteer opportunities for community members in grades 9 through 12. These high school students support many of the special projects initiatives, particularly those geared toward families. Students’ volunteer time may be used toward Silver Cord hours (more information about the Silver Cord programs at City, Liberty, and West) with appropriate approval.

Joining the Guild is easy. Open the appropriate membership form for you, fill out your form, and send it / submit it to Hancher as indicated. Or, Hancher will gladly mail a form to you; please email your request to or call 319-335-1130.

Thank you for your interest in helping Hancher, your community, and the performing arts.


FileGuild Membership Form


FileGuild Membership Form for High School Students

Online Membership Form for University of Iowa Students



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Guild members:  Please contact if you wish to make changes in your services to the Guild. Thank you.