The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is passionately committed to leading and enriching the culture of the region. None of our efforts would be successful without the help of our volunteers. Browse the positions you are interested in or simply sign up and complete the form below! For group/corporate volunteering, please contact Yi-Ching Chen.
Office Volunteers help us with occasional needs in the office during weekday office hours. (Mon-Fri, 9 AM-5 PM). The need varies throughout the year depending on our event schedule.
Mailing: Labeling postcards, stuffing envelopes.
Data Entry: Entering data into computer system.
Education Volunteers help with our educational programs. Most of the events happen during school hours, with occasional weekend and evening events.
Instrument Petting Zookeeper
We bring instruments to thousands of kids in schools, libraries, farmers markets, and community fairs every year. On average, we have about two zoos per week and go as far as 30 miles from Ann Arbor. Most of the participants are ages 4 through 10. Zookeepers guide children in trying instruments and hand out stickers. You’ll receive a monthly email about upcoming zoo-keeping opportunities, and sign up for as many as your schedule allows. No prior instrumental experience is needed!
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 9:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:45 PM, lunch provided (optional 9:00-11:45 AM)
We perform two weekday morning concerts at Hill Auditorium for kids in grades 3 through 8 every year. We need many volunteers to help ensure the safety of the kids and give them a wonderful concert experience. Volunteers may choose one of three positions: Bus Attendant (directing the school buses), Greeter (greet the students and direct them to the correct floor), and Usher (guide groups to their assigned seating area).
Concert Volunteers help us with our performances at the Hill Auditorium. Here are the Season 2018-2019 Hill Auditorium concert dates,
Saturday, September 13, 2019: Ax Plays Brahms (6:30 PM call time)
Friday, December 13, 2019: Holiday Pops (6:30 PM call time)
Saturday, April 25, 2020: Measha & Mahler (6:30 PM call time)
Usher: Distribute programs, guide patrons to their seats, and assist patrons with disabilities. Dress Code: white top, black bottom, and closed toe shoes.
Will Call: Seated near the entrance and hand out ticket envelopes when patrons come pick them up.
Postering Team: Help us distribute promotional materials throughout Ann Arbor and surrounding areas. We usually send out the call for help two weeks before each concert.
Crafting & Decorating: For our family/pops concerts, we need volunteers to help crafting items like wands and star ships, and decorating the hall before the concert.