Volunteer for Calgary Opera
Be Part of the Magic with Calgary Opera
We rely on the commitment and hard-work offered by generous volunteers to make sure all our program activities are an exceptional experience for all. Join our team and experience the Opera while being part of a like-minded community of supporters!
For more information about current opportunities, please contact:
Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator
AT THE OPERA
Opera Shop – (Jubilee Auditorium) The Opera Shop has CDs, DVDs, opera binoculars, hats, T-shirts, bags, etc. for sale during each Opera. We require volunteers to provide excellent customer service and assist with the sales of the merchandise.
Greeters – to be available to the audience to hand out programs and answer general questions from our patrons. We want our guests to feel welcome from the moment they arrive.
Backstage Caterers – Bake your favorite treats for the singers and musicians of the opera production and work backstage during a production or dress rehearsal. Meet the singers, conductors, musicians and directors in the production. Volunteers provide snacks for performers and crew backstage and provide catering assistance where necessary.
Throughout our season, we play host to a multitude of special events. All our events require the help of volunteers to make them a success! Depending on the time of year, we host events such as Taste of the Opera, Soirees, annual fundraisers including our Valentine Ball, Donor events, and others associated with our main stage productions.
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Weekly front office coverage - During our weekly staff meetings, we need 1 volunteer to answer our office phones.
Mail outs - Atleast twice a year, we require a full team of volunteers to assist with large mail-outs. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch the first glimpse of upcoming performances, and maybe hear a bit of rehearsals in the background.
Performer Chauffeur – Singers, conductors and directors come from across Canada and around the world to put together a Calgary Opera performance. We require volunteers to chauffeur artists from Calgary International Airport to their respective hotels and act as ambassadors of Calgary Opera. A car is required for this position as well as valid insurance.