Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Volunteerism is the “heart and soul” of the success of the Great Waters Music Festival. Combined, volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year ensuring that Festival concerts and events are run smoothly. Beyond those volunteers who are visible - such as ushers, stage hands, and box office workers - are the great number of people behind the scenes. They help with a variety of tasks associated with presenting the concerts, assist with office projects, and serve as members on various committees such as marketing, programming and development. Even though the Festival events are seasonal, volunteers contribute their help throughout the year.
Benefits: A big benefit to volunteering with the Festival is enjoying the fabulous line up of concerts. Volunteers also receive one space-available ticket for every four (4) hours of donated time. More importantly you will play a role that is making a difference in the community, make lasting friendships and benefit others. As one of our volunteers wrote:
“I sincerely enjoyed working as a Great Waters volunteer last summer. I felt I was doing something worthwhile, helping to bring good music and entertainment to our community. It was wonderful to get to know the people involved in Great Waters productions, the chairmen, directors, coordinators, and of course, all the other volunteers. I look forward to being a part of this great team effort again….”
Here are a few things you can count on from GWMF:
♪ Wonderful music
♪ You are integral to our efforts and deserving of our unfailing courtesy and respect
♪ While you’ll work hard, you’ll have fun
♪ Your particular expertise or interest is important to us and we’ll try to utilize your talents accordingly.
Here are some things we hope for from you:
♪ As the face of the Festival, we trust you’ll be enthusiastic, dedicated, energetic, and flexible
♪ That you will feel at ease and well informed about the Festival by reading the volunteer handbook and attending training/orientation
♪ That you will enjoy the musical diversity Great Waters offers and join us again next season!
Volunteer Scheduling: begins in May and those who sign up early will have the best chance of getting the dates/tasks they request. A Volunteer Handbook is also available from the office for any questions you may have about particular volunteer tasks.
To Sign Up: For more information, please feel free to contact Michael at the Great Waters office: (603) 569-7710 or click here to sign up now.