Become a Volunteer
We’re honored to have more than 500 volunteers who contribute over 7,000 hours of service annually.
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization that honors and reflects the community we serve, welcomes and instills diversity across our ecosystem and nurtures an equitable and inclusive culture. Learn more about the Minnesota Orchestra values.
For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Services Manager, Wanda Kanwischer.
There are many ways you can support the Minnesota Orchestra throughout the year.
This position welcomes and assists guests attending Minnesota Orchestra concerts with seating and questions. A warm and welcoming personality, the ability to remain in a position for several hours, maneuver a lobby with 4 floors, including stairs, and excellent communication skills are all important for this position. (Daytime, evening, and weekend opportunities available)
Young People’s Concert Usher
This position assists children and families attending morning Young People’s Concerts. A love of working with children, a warm and welcoming personality, the ability to remain in a position for several hours, maneuver a lobby with 4 floors, including stairs, and excellent communication skills are all important for this position. (Daytime opportunities available)
This position assists with administrative tasks for the Orchestra including mailings, data entry, scanning, assembly of items for events, etc. The skills needed for this area will vary. (Seasonal mainly daytime hours available)
Community and Special Events Volunteers
This position represents the Minnesota Orchestra by interacting with guests in a variety of ways as well as distributing information at community events including Symphony for the Cities outdoor concerts, Twin Cities Pride Festival, Open Streets, the Minnesota State Fair and more! An outgoing personality, excellent communication skills, the ability to remain in a position for several hours or maneuver differing indoor or outdoor facilities, flexibility and a love of the Minnesota Orchestra are all important for this position. (Seasonal, indoor & outdoor day and evening opportunities available)
Coffee Concert Host
This position greets and serves concert guests refreshments prior to coffee concert performances. The ability to follow health guidelines, be a welcoming presence and to the ability to remain in a position for several hours, maneuver a lobby with 4 floors, including stairs are all important for this position.
Coffee Concert Bus Captain
This position greets concert guests, relays information and rides with them to and from the concert on our Coach Bus service from area malls. The ability to be a warm and welcoming presence, gain and relay information, attention to detail and promptness are all important to this position. (Daytime opportunities available)
Special Skills Volunteering
Do you have special skills from your education, training, or your employment? Please let us know what those are, as we may have a volunteer opportunity in that area!
If your company or organization is looking for a great way to give back to your community while building community among your staff, please contact us, we have several events and activities each year that are great for groups.
The Minnesota Orchestra is proud to offer internships in a wide variety of areas. Interns are introduced to all facets of the organization and are involved in activities within their respective departments.
The deadline to volunteer at the 2023 Symphony Ball has passed. Please check back for details about volunteering at Symphony Ball 2024.
If you have any questions please email our Volunteer Manager, Wanda Kanwischer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In appreciation of your service as a volunteer, the Minnesota Orchestra offers the following:
- Discounted and complimentary tickets after volunteering 25 hours per season.
- Discounted merchandise after volunteering 25 hours per season.
- Invitations to attend thank-you receptions and special gatherings.
- Daytime, evening, and weekend shift opportunities are available.
Once you have filled out an application, you will receive a pop-up message letting you know the timeframe for the next anticipated interview session. Please make note of that date as it could be soon, or it could be in a few months. You will receive an invitation just prior to that date to sign up for an interview time.