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New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

Volunteering

The NBSO Needs You!

We need your help to build a community of music! Volunteers play an important role in the NBSO’s mission of artistic excellence, music education, and community outreach.

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities currently available at the NBSO. Please consider joining our organization for a few hours or more and help us bring music to the SouthCoast! To volunteer or offer your assistance, please email Conee Sousa or call the NBSO office at 508-999-6276.

  • Office Administration: Answer phones, open mail, type letters, data entry, filing, mailings; all skill levels welcomed; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel are not required but are a plus.
  • Mailings: Assist with copying, folding, stuffing and sealing letters and envelopes.
  • Special Events: Assist with event planning, logistics, set up, clean up, promotion and coordination.
  • Distribution: Assist with the distribution of posters and flyers in South Coast communities.
  • Concert Production: Assist with transportation of guest artists, assist conductor with stage set up for rehearsals, concert logistics, arrange for water and food for musicians.
  • Educational Programs: Assist with the administration of educational programs, including record keeping, mailings, phone calls, site visits, training, and helping with Young People’s Concerts; all skill levels welcomed; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, and any background in education, are not required but a plus.
  • Marketing: Assist with concert and special events marketing, emails, e-newsletters, brochures, posters and flyers.
  • Fund Raising: Assist with annual fund, concert sponsorships, endowment, planned giving, prospect identification, cultivation activities, and solicitations.

Symphony Volunteers

  • Marcia Beardsley
  • Anne Bedser
  • Diane Berube
  • Lee Bourbeau
  • Meg Brown
  • Maria Dickinson
  • Jeannie Gulbranson
  • Janet Hatcher
  • Margaret Jones
  • Diane Letourneau
  • Pal Moniz
  • Diana Nichols
  • Renate Oliver
  • Alex Preston
  • Madeline Reid
  • Pauline Riding
  • Judy Robinson
  • Dolores Sousa
  • Pat Stringer
  • Louise Travers
  • Barbara Van Inwegen
  • Marge Waite