Volunteer assistance is utilized in virtually every department of the company. Some activities occur on a regular basis, and others, such as special events and performances, vary by month. Volunteers may choose to help out with one project or commit to a full season of service. Some volunteers have special skills in one or two areas and others serve in a variety of capacities. Be sure to let us know what you enjoy doing most, and thank you for your support of Minnesota Opera!

Volunteer activities include:

  • Production: Be a “stand-in” on stage during light cue sessions for each production.
  • Education: Be a tour guide at the Opera Center in Minneapolis for adults and students alike, or act as a host for Behind the Curtain education classes.
  • Administration: Use your office and computer skills to help the opera with mailing projects, archiving, switchboard operation, data entry, etc.
  • Development: Be a host for special events, assist with department mailings or make annual thank-you calls to the opera’s supporters.
  • Marketing: Assist patrons at our Opera Gift Shop in the lobby of Ordway Center during each opera performance.


Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers enjoy a variety of benefits corresponding to the number of hours they share. Please see the complete benefits listing to the left.

Current benefits include:

  • Discounted tickets to opera productions
  • Program acknowledgment
  • Event participation


How do I get involved?

For information, contact Minnesota Opera at 612-342-9591 or fill out the form below:

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