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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

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


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 will be on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.
  • Finals will be on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Stude Hall, Shepherd School of Music.
  • Same volunteer opportunities and option to attend as for Concerto Competition.

Contact Chair Jennifer Gravenor (734-417-8203) or Volunteer Coordinator Roz Cooley (713-461-6806) 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
  • Share your talent for writing, proofreading, submit photos, and keep League members up-to-date on activities through our newsletter.

  • 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
These League-hosted luncheons occur three times each year. Volunteer to bring or donate food or make a monetary contribution towards the purchase of food. Volunteers have the opportunity to meet and eat lunch with Symphony staff and musicians.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Chairs Roz Cooley (713-461-6806), Therese Moore (713-461-9422) or Kathryn Riddles (281-745-0954).


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.

Upcoming concerts are scheduled during the week in October 2015 and February 2016.

For more information, contact Vickie Hamley, Director of Volunteer Services at [email protected]


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

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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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