Ways to Volunteer

Volunteer Council

From Monterey Bay north to Calistoga and east to Contra Costa County, more than 1,500 individuals dedicate countless hours and endless energy to support the success of the San Francisco Symphony. The purpose of the Volunteer Council is to help the San Francisco Symphony in its fundraising, audience development and community service. These three goals are met through Volunteer Council Committees and Leagues. Proceeds from the Volunteer Council’s fundraising efforts support the San Francisco Symphony and its education and community programs. 

Volunteer Council Leagues

The San Francisco Symphony has ten satellite groups, called Leagues, located throughout the Bay Area. They support the organization through their fundraising and community awareness activities. Each League has its own signature event, and most meet on a monthly basis for social, educational, philanthropic and music-related meetings.  League members have the opportunity to serve on various committees and on the League’s board of directors.

Learn more about the Leagues

Other Volunteer Opportunities with the Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for you to join us and contribute to our success.

Volunteer opportunities include: 

  • League Membership
  • Special Event Staffing
  • Symphony Office Volunteers 
  • Retail positions
  • Davies Symphony Hall Tour Docents 
  • Concerts for Kids Docents 
  • Open Rehearsal Hosts
  • Ushering at concerts

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Volunteer Council Office
415-503-5500 or

Required volunteer orientations occur every other month. The next orientation will be held March 12th at 6pm. Please email volunteercouncil@sfsymphony.org to sign up. 

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Ushering at Concerts

To learn more, please contact Jeff Coyne at jcoyne@sfsymphony.org