Volunteer Opportunities

Gala Volunteers needed!

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This year the Eugene Symphony’s 51st Season Gala kicks off with a concert by the Eugene Symphony playing with Portland-based band Pink Martini. Following the performance, guests will continue their evening at the Hilton Eugene at our annual Gala, a black-tie event including dinner, a live auction with incredible packages, music, and dancing, all to benefit the Symphony's onstage, community engagement, and education programs. Attendees include our community’s arts lovers, business leaders, caring philanthropists and professionals who love music!

Our tenacious Gala Committee is already in the planning stages to make this year’s Gala one of the best ever, and we need your help!

Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Gala wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of a great group of volunteers to ensure everything at the event runs smoothly and guests are having a great time.

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer – from working the Champagne bar and selling raffle tickets; being a spotter during the live auction; checking guests in and out at registration; and even helping with set up and tear down – that we’re sure to have a job for you! If you would like to join our fun group of volunteers and help make this Pink Martini Gala the best ever, please contact Ashley Petsch at ashley.petsch@eugenesymphony by December 1, 2016. Any and all talents are needed, and we will match your time and talents to the work. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Greeters
  • Table seaters and hosts
  • Providing floor support to Auctioneer through “Spotting” bidders
  • Recording auction winners to give to registration teams
  • Registration – including Check-in and check-out using data base and helping to add or bill any remaining credit cards
  • Champagne and Truffle promotion and delivery
  • Set-up and break-down

Want to learn more about the Gala Visit http://eugenesymphony.org/gala/  

Details of what to expect of your volunteer time, work, and perks listed below!
Event: Eugene Symphony 2017 Gala
 Saturday, February 4, 2017. Arrival times depend on volunteer position, but are typically in morning, afternoon, evening, and late shifts.

Where: Hilton Eugene, 66 E 6th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
Attire: During the event: Black-tie optional – Tuxedos or suit and tie for men; cocktail or formal attire for women. Set-up and tear down – comfortable clothes and shoes, some lifting and walking required
Parking: Volunteers can park in the car parks near the Hult Center or Eugene Hilton. Should those lots be closed, Symphony will arrange for alternative parking
Volunteer Orientation: Volunteers will be required to attend an orientation/training session Saturday, January 28, 2017
Perks: Mingle with patrons and staff, gain event experience, enjoy dinner and dancing, and two tickets to a Symphony concert of your choosing! 

Internship Programs

The Eugene Symphony Internship Program offers excellent professional and educational experience and training in the areas of marketing, operations, and fundraising.  Interns have the option to be involved in day-to-day operations and attend departmental meetings and weekly staff meetings. For inquiries about internships, please see our administration page and contact the department for which you are interested in interning.

Eugene Symphony Guild

The Eugene Symphony Guild, an auxiliary separate 5013 from the symphony, is a vibrant, social, non-profit organization that brings people together through educational engagement and fundaraising events to support the Eugene Symphony.  In addition to special events, Guild members also volunteer for the Eugene Symphony by assisting with a variety of administrative work.  For more information, please call us at (541) 687-9487 or visit the Guild's website.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Eugene Symphony offers a number of volunteer positions within the organization, giving community members an excellent opportunity to support the symphony with day to day operations.  The Eugene Symphony seeks part-time volunteers to assist with administrative, reception, education, marketing, and artistic tasks.  For more information please review the volunteer descriptions below.  All interested applicants should fill out the application form and return it to the Symphony office.

Front Desk Volunteer Position Description.pdf

Volunteer Application Form.pdf

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