Make a Difference: Volunteer!

Music@Menlo Friends of the Festival

Music@Menlo relies on the wonderful support of over 150 dedicated volunteers (“Friends of the Festival”), whose passion for the organization helps make the festival a success. Music@Menlo Friends assist the festival in several capacities, including home hosting, ushering, guest services and hospitality, and mailings. Become a part of the Music@Menlo family by volunteering: contact us today!

Below are descriptions of volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please complete Music@Menlo’s online Volunteer Interest Form.»

Host an Artist or Seasonal Staff Member
This season, approximately sixty musicians will teach and perform at Music@Menlo, each staying anywhere from three days to four weeks. The festival is committed to housing musicians in private homes. This arrangement is a wonderful way for the local community to connect with world-class artists. If you can offer comfortable, semiprivate quarters with a private bath, you not only will be helping the festival but also will be forming new friendships. Get more information about hosting an artist in your home.»

Ushering
With over fifty events in a three-week period, there are many opportunities to be an usher at both ticketed and nonticketed events. Music@Menlo ushers are the face of the festival and are the first people to warmly greet patrons at events. The first priority for ushers is to enhance the Music@Menlo experience by attending to the needs, questions, and safety of patrons and guests.

Music@Menlo relies on volunteer ushers at our midday events, which include master classes and Café Conversations, as well as Koret Young Performers Concerts, Prelude Performances, and all paid ticketed morning and evening events. We require volunteers to commit to eight scheduled shifts during the three-week festival.

Page Turning
Music@Menlo offers opportunities for experienced page turners to work with world-renowned pianists. Page turners are needed for dress-rehearsal recording sessions as well as ticketed performances. In exchange for a set number of page-turning sessions, volunteers will be given a pair of tickets to select festival concerts. If you are an experienced page turner and are interested in assisting with the festival, please contact Daphne Wong at daphne@musicatmenlo.org.

Mailings and Administrative Support
Throughout the year, Music@Menlo needs assistance from volunteers to help with patron mailings. Tasks include writing short messages on select correspondence, collating materials, and stuffing, labeling, and sealing envelopes. Assisting with mailings provides a great opportunity to catch up with fellow Music@Menlo volunteers.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please complete Music@Menlo’s online Volunteer Interest Form.»