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Thank you for your Interest in volunteering with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

The WSO values the commitment of our dedicated volunteers. Volunteers are a vital to the WSO’s success, supporting and guiding the operation of the orchestra. We welcome the energy, talent, expertise, and commitment volunteers bring to support the Symphony’s music and mission. From support at concerts to participating on the Board of Directors, there are opportunities that can meet your personal fulfillment, career development, or interests. We welcome diversity in our volunteer positions.

Board and Committee Opportunities

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Directors are experts in their fields and passionate about the contribution of the WSO to enhancing life in our region. The WSO’s Board of Directors is responsible for setting the WSO’s strategic direction and ensuring that the organizational and artistic plans align with that direction. Collectively WSO Board and Committee members bring a breadth of experience and wisdom that is crucial to the development of sound organizational policies and maintenance of good governance. The Board of Directors meets on the 4th Monday of every month, except July and August, at 4:00 p.m. Committees meet 3-4 times per year or as necessary.

The Board has the following standing committees:

  • Finance/Audit
  • Artistic Advisory
  • Education
  • Development
  • Marketing

Ideal Board candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of board governance – law, finance, human resources, music and education programs, fundraising, marketing and public relations, events management, and government relations
  • A passion for the role of the arts
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Personal qualities of integrity, skills to work positively and effectively with others, open-mindedness.
  • Ideal Committee candidates will have expertise in the Committee’s area of focus.

Committee appointments are for one and two-year terms. Board appointments are for two-year terms.

If you are interested in joining the WSO Board or one of the Committees, please send your expression of interest via email to: swisdom@windsorsymphony.com. For additional information about becoming a Board Member or a Committee Member, please contact us 519. 973.1238 ext 19.

WSO Guild and Concert Volunteer Opportunities

For over 50 years, the WSO Guild has been a valuable member of the WSO family, dedicated to supporting the Orchestra by donating its time at concerts and organizing fundraising events.  In addition to its support of the professional orchestra, the Guild is dedicated to encouraging aspiring musicians and provides scholarships to members of the Youth Orchestra every year.  

We rely on Guild members at concerts and other events throughout our season.  Guild Volunteers welcome patrons to WSO concerts at the Capitol Theatre, assist Patron Services at the ticketing station, and run the Musique Boutique, a pop up store, at WSO concerts. At other concert locations, Guild members fill the valuable roles of greeters, ticket takers and ushers, providing support to the Front of House requirements for concerts.  These roles are suitable to individuals with flexible schedules and evening and weekend availability.

The Guild holds monthly meetings and is a great opportunity to make new friends and have fun while doing good!

If you are interested in being a member of the dynamic WSO Guild, please contact  Monica van den Hoven: windsorsymphonyguild@gmail.com.

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Volunteer Opportunities with Youth and Community Orchestras

The WSO is committed to encouraging aspiring musicians and providing a creative outlet and learning environment for music students of all ages. Volunteers help at rehearsals, greeting parents, tracking attendance, and providing support to the Manager of Education and Outreach. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Becky Ng at education@windsorsymphony.com. Learn more about our Youth and Community Orchestras.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in other volunteer opportunities? Is there a special way you can contribute that isn’t mentioned here? Please let us know. Contact us at 519.973.1238 or boxoffice@windsorsymphony.com.