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Looking for a way to get involved with the performing arts, connect with others, gain real world experience toward a career, or even just have some fun?

By volunteering at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, you can do all these things and more while getting up close and personal with a world-class opera festival. 

More than 250 volunteers contribute upwards of 16,000 hours of service to Opera Theatre every year to ensure that we continue to shape the future of opera and to connect diverse audiences through its power and beauty. Because of our loyal volunteers, we are able to provide world-class productions, robust community and educational programs, and a welcoming environment both for our patrons and seasonal artists and artisans to feel right at home. 

Though there are many volunteers who assist on a regular basis, we encourage you to give whatever time you have, whenever is best for you. Whether you prefer to share a couple of hours from home each year, help transport or house artists during the season, or if you want to work at the Opera Theatre Boutique on some summer evenings, we have a spot for you!

Unsure of where to start? Here are just a few of our volunteer committees that you can be a part of:

Garner support for OTSL and the arts

Encourage elected officials to support performing arts funding and related legislation.

Spread the Opera Theatre brand

Sell OTSL swaggreat picnic gear, beautiful goods created by local artists, and more in our lobby gift shop during the Festival Season.

Connect OTSL to our community

Sharopera-related presentations with area schools and community groups.

Be a Festival Ambassador

Welcome audiences and answer questions in the OTSL gardens during the season.

Get the word out about OTSL

Distribute materials, posters, and brochures or staff booths at local events.

Be in on the action

Support the behind-the-scenes work by serving as a stand-in for artists during lighting rehearsals.


A home away from home

Provide temporary housing for visiting singers and seasonal company members.


A private Uber with the best passengers

Provide transportation to or from the airport for visiting artists, artisans, and production personnel.


If you are interested in volunteer opportunities that you don’t see listed above, please let us know. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to get volunteers involved!

For more information on volunteering with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, please fill out the form below or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (314) 963-4225 or

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