Volunteer With Us
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 swag, great picnic gear, beautiful goods created by local artists, and more in our lobby gift shop during the Festival Season.
Connect OTSL to our community
Share opera-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!