You don’t have to be a professional musician to get involved with the HSO and be an HSO ambassador!
People of all ages and backgrounds are involved as volunteers at nearly every level of the HSO. From ushering at concerts to assisting with in-house mailings, our volunteers are a critical part of keeping the Harrisburg Symphony running smoothly.
You can play a part in keeping the music alive.
Sign-up online or contact Shelly Bloom, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Collect Tickets/Usher at concerts
Being an usher or ticket-taker at an HSO concert is one of the most “hands-on” ways that you can help the HSO.
Duties may include:
- Collecting ticket stubs
- Handing out the programs
- Assisting patrons to their seats
- Make sure that latecomers are seated discreetly after the concert begins
After patrons are seated, concert volunteers are welcome to stay and enjoy the concert.
Concert volunteers are asked to wear white blouses or shirts and black skirts or pants. Men are asked to wear a tie. Ushers are not required to attend every concert.
Help in the HSO Office
If you are good at typing, stuffing envelopes, assisting with bulk mailings, or other clerical work, we need your help!
In order to keep the office running smoothly we often need help accomplishing our larger clerical projects such as mailings. Volunteering for the HSO in this capacity is on an as needed basis, approximately twice a month.
We are willing to work around your schedule, and would be more than happy to provide you with complimentary tickets to some of our most popular performances in appreciation for your time and talents.
Help with the Symphony Society
The Harrisburg Symphony Society is the volunteer auxiliary of the Harrisburg Symphony Association. The society helps to promote the growth and development of the HSO through fundraising, support of educational programs and continuing community visibility.
The Harrisburg Symphony Society often needs volunteers to help with the execution of their projects. Volunteers have served on many different committees and in many capacities.
Help with Education Events
Whether you are a retired music teacher, a musician, or you just have a love for classical music; the education department of the HSO has opportunities for you to contribute your time and talent!
Docents are trained volunteers who visit public and private schools to prepare students for a Harsco Young Person’s Concert. Prior to teachers and parents receiving the Young Person’s Concert Press and accompanying CD, docents are coached on the music and composer and learn how they can complement and enhance the printed materials each child will receive. Often, an HSO musician accompanies the docent to the classroom to demonstrate specific themes, melodies and movements that the children are learning about.
Assist with special projects
The HSO sometimes has need for volunteers to come into the office and help with one-time or special projects such as fundraisers.
Volunteers are called on an individual basis and asked to help with such projects. The time requirement differs for each project, but would not be for more than a short period of volunteering. We are willing to work around your schedule, and would be more than happy to provide you with complimentary tickets to some of our most popular performances in appreciation for your time and talents.