With over 60 concerts and education projects per year, OOTS has tremendous support from people just like you, our dedicated volunteers. If you’d like to join them, this offers a great opportunity to meet others who share your interest and a passion for music and your community. A full induction session is provided prior to undertaking any volunteer role. Further training may be offered if deemed necessary.

Call Sue Pope in the OOTS office, 01789 267567 or email education@orchestraoftheswan.org to find out more.

Download a volunteer application form here

Our volunteers enjoy: 

  • Priority booking
  • Unlimited tea/coffee/biscuits at office ‘stuffing parties’!
  • Opportunities to meet and work with soloists and composers of international calibre
  • 2 complimentary tickets to events you support
  • Volunteers thank you party held each summer at the Artistic Directors home

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Please view the role profile of your choice by clicking the link. To apply, download the Volunteer Application form.

Concert Days

Front of House Volunteer download a Front of House Volunteer Role Profile here

Helping by undertaking the following:

CD Sales
Selling our wonderful selection of CDs as a gift or memento
Programme sellers
We need two programme sellers for every ArtsHouse concert to ensure that as many audience members as possible buy one of our excellent concert programmes. Outgoing and sociable personality a bonus!
Orchestra Ambassadors
These volunteers help others enjoy their evening to the full, handing out fliers for future concerts and answering questions.

Marketing Support

Marketing Volunteer download a Marketing Volunteer Role Profile here

Mailshot Parties
OOTS has a busy marketing programme to ensure good ticket sales. 4-5 times each season we update our supporters with newsletters, concert fliers etc. With over 5000 addresses that’s a lot of envelopes to stuff, so if you enjoy a good natter with friends and unlimited tea/coffee/biscuits this is the job for you!
Leaflet and Poster Distribution
We all enjoy seeing posters for OOTS concerts in shops, waiting rooms and notice boards so if you enjoy a walk and can help distribute posters around the town, your village… please let us know.
Social Media
If you’re a Facebook fan, an avid Twitter or just an IT enthusiast with some spare time to tell the world about OOTS we’d love to hear from you. With followers around the world this could be a way of making new global friends.

Learning Support

Learning & Participation Volunteer download a Learning & Participation Volunteer Role Profile here

Assisting our inspirational team of musicians to deliver our learning programmes in care homes, schools and the community.

Concert Givers – supporting OOTS’ dementia programmes. download our Concert Giver role profile here.

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting people living with dementia and their carers, OOTS has developed a new volunteer role of Concert Giver. In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society and their Side-by-Side programme, we hope the Concert Giver will assist people with a love of classical music to attend concerts, as they did prior to diagnosis.

Other Ideas

If you have other thoughts and ideas on how you’d like to support Orchestra of the Swan by volunteering, please get in touch.  We’re waiting to hear from you….