Volunteer Now

With a variety of great volunteer options, you'll be sure to find the opportunity that suits you best.

Click here to download the volunteer application

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Help preserve Houston Symphony history by filing records, maintaining databases and providing research assistance.

 

Competitions
Concerto Competition
  • Generally held either the 1st or 2nd Saturday in January.
  • Need volunteers to man the doors, escort competitors to the rehearsal rooms/backstage, bring food for snacks, etc.
  • You are welcome to stay watch to the competition.

Contact Chairs Jennifer Hooker (734-417-8203) or Elba Villarreal (713-725-8436) to volunteer.

Ima Hogg Competition
    • Semi-finals generally held the last Thursday in May
    • Finals generally held the last Saturday in May or first Saturday in June.
    • Same volunteer opportunities and option to attend as for Concerto Competition.
 
Contact Chairs April Lykos (713-516-2270), Helen Shaffer (832-721-3340) or Volunteer Coordinator Linda Thomas (713-202-7726) to volunteer.

 

Family Series concerts
Family Series concerts take place four Saturdays a year. Volunteer for craft activities, instrument petting zoo, or participate in craft-making prior to the concert. You are also invited to watch the concert.

 

Miscellaneous Internal Duties
Counterpoint
  • Share your talent for writing, proofreading, submit photos, and keep League members up-to-date on activities through our newsletter.

Mailings
  • Assist with mailings for special events, membership events and the Annual Fund.

Office Volunteers
  • Assist League committees and Symphony staff with various special projects.

 

Membership/Holiday Luncheons
Help hand out name tags, event notifications, etc. at our quarterly membership luncheons and holiday luncheon.

 

Orchestra/Staff Luncheons
Generally held four times a year, volunteer to bring food, donate food or money. This also provides the opportunity to eat lunch with our Symphony/Staff.

Contact Chairs Deborah Strauss (407-489-5251) or Renee Locklar (281-468-7099) to volunteer.

 

Special Events
Opening Night Gala (September 7)
  • Provide registration and (if held) auction assistance
Magical Musical Morning(December)
  • Assist with registration, instrument petting zoo, crafts, or Symphony Store.
Notes and Nibbles (February)
  • Assist with registration.
Children's Fashion Show (April)
  • Volunteer for registration or instrument petting zoo.
Maestro Wine Dinner (May)
  • Registration and auction volunteers needed.

 

Student Concerts
Volunteer as an usher and escort children from buses to Jones Hall, and back to buses. We always need more volunteers for this event and you are welcome to stay and enjoy the concert after.

Contact Chairs Carol Vartian (713-907-3465 or Marsha Langlois (281-531-8296) to volunteer.

 

Symphony Store
Share in the pre-concert excitement while selling merchandise at our store and stay after to watch the show.

Click here to view a PDF of the information above
Click here to download a volunteer application

For more information on volunteering with Houston Symphony, please contact:

Vickie Hamley, Director, Volunteer Services
[email protected] or 832-531-6701

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