Volunteering with the Oregon Symphony places you on the ground level of our work to bring music into our community. Oregon Symphony volunteers are welcome “extra hands” in the office and at events, act as ambassadors for our programs, and, above all, are advocates for arts education. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Helping with mailings and other administrative projects
  • Staffing events as greeters or information guides
  • Visiting classrooms before our Youth Concerts to teach students about music and active listening
  • Connecting the Symphony with local schools and encouraging teachers and principals to take advantage of our educational opportunities
  • Serving as an usher at Kinderkonzerts at Portland-area schools
  • Assisting with Symphony Storytimes at local libraries

Interested in volunteering? Sign up with our Volunteer Interest Form.


Volunteer Organizations

The Oregon Symphony gratefully acknowledges the work of the volunteer organizations who give their time and talent to support our work on the stage and in the community. Please join us in thanking them for their commitment! Some of these organizations also actively seek new members.


Friends of the Oregon Symphony

Friends of the Oregon Symphony is a vibrant group that offers opportunities to socialize, contribute, and share in your love of music. This community of volunteers helps the Symphony connect with audiences and raise funds to support our work. Contact fos@orsymphony.org for more information.

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Parties of Note

Supporting your Symphony is a blast when you join us for Parties of Note, a series of concerts held at beautiful homes across Portland. Featuring performances by Oregon Symphony musicians – not to mention delicious food and drinks – these volunteer-driven parties offer a chance to enjoy lovely music and get to know our musicians in an intimate setting.

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In the Community

Each year the Oregon Symphony discovers more ways to reach more people, both in the concert hall and beyond.

Special Events

Support your Oregon Symphony by attending one of our special events, ranging from intimate and convivial to elegant and black-tie.

Giving levels and opportunities

Our annual fund supporters enjoy many special opportunities.