Volunteer with the Opera

Can’t sing? Can’t play an instrument? You can still fill an important role in Portland Opera! Volunteers are a valued and integral part of Portland Opera. They play a vital role by helping our artists, supporting productions, reducing costs and providing skilled assistance in virtually every department. Their hard work and generosity keeps the beauty and passion of opera alive.

Volunteer Opportunities

PRODUCTION

Costumed Greeter: You can be friendly and outgoing to Portland Opera patrons entering the theater, and be able to stand for an extended period of time.

Light-walkers: Imagine you are an opera star, standing-in on stage for artists and/or scenery while the lighting designer adjusts and focuses the lights. You must be able to sit, stand, kneel, lay and/or hold props for an extended period of time.

Backstage Beverage Service: Experience an opera from behind the scenes hosting our complimentary coffee canteen service for the artists, choristers, musicians and production staff during opera rehearsals and performances in the Keller Auditorium. You must be able to do some lifting, go up and down stairs and move quickly.

EDUCATION & PATRON EVENTS – VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Outgoing and friendly volunteers are needed to help us share the magic of opera with young people and thank those that support this great opera company by helping at special events.

BEHIND THE SCENES – THE HAMPTON OPERA CENTER

Office Support: We always need help with mailings, photocopying media articles, collating documents, easy data entry, and filing.

BENEFITS OF BEING A PORTLAND OPERA VOLUNTEER

Volunteers enjoy meeting new friends who share a common interest, the fascinating and magical world of opera! Volunteer benefits may include:

  • Discounted single tickets to opera productions
  • One ticket to a Dress Rehearsal, based on availability
  • Name listed in one program for the season
  • Invitation to the annual Volunteer Appreciation Party

How do you get involved?

Fill out the application below, hit “submit” and our volunteer coordinator will contact you shortly.

 

Volunteer Application