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 tabs below of 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/evening events.
Instrument Petting Zookeeper
We bring instruments to thousands of kids in schools/libraries/farmers markets/community fairs every year. In average, we have about two zoos per week, and go as far as 30 miles from Ann Arbor. Most of the participants are ages 4-10. Zookeepers help to hand out instruments and stickers. You’ll receive monthly email about what’s coming up, and sign up for as many (or none) as your schedule allows. No prior instrumental experience needed!
The youth concerts for students in grades 3-8 will be on Thursday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 19 in 2019. Volunteers may choose one of the three positions: Bus Attendant (directing the school buses), Greeter (greet the students and direct them to the right floor), and Usher (usher groups to their assigned seating area). We’ll send out the email to call for volunteers in late December.
Concert Volunteers help us with our performances at the Hill Auditorium. Here are the Season 2018-2019 Hill Auditorium concert dates,
Saturday, September 15, 2018: New World Symphony (6:30 PM call time)
Friday, December 14, 2018: Holiday Pops (*6:45 PM call time)
Saturday, January 12, 2019: Mozart Requiem (6:30 PM call time)
Saturday, April 27, 2019: Beethoven 9 (6:30 PM call time)
Usher: Distribute programs, guide patrons to their seats, and assist patrons with disabilities. Please fill out the form HERE to sign up. 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.