Volunteer Opportunities

Help make the "Mystic Magic" happen, have fun & make new friends!

The Mystic Chorale is an all-volunteer organization – we always need and appreciate your help! Volunteering is a great way to meet fellow singers, share your skills, strengthen our community and have fun along the way.

Take a look at the roles below, and please consider volunteering! If you have any questions or would like to sign up for any of the volunteer opportunities, contact our volunteer coordinator, Linda Shoemaker, at volunteer@mysticchorale.org .

Mystic Chorale Volunteer Opportunities

Short on time? Here are some quick & easy ways you can help out!

  • Join the First Night Team!   Help singers check in, pick up music and get oriented at our first rehearsal.   Time commitment: 6:15-7:15, first rehearsal only!  We’ll show you everything you need to know.
  • Chair set up:  Arrive at 7:00 to help set up chairs.  We’ll tell you what you need to do & you’ll be done in 10-15 minutes.
  • Late attendance check-in:  Staff the check-in table for late arrivals.  Time commitment: 7:30-8:00.   You don’t have to arrive early or stay late & can still participate in rehearsal!  One week commitment only!
  • Close windows & put away fans: 10 minutes each week, after rehearsal.
  • Chair re-set: Stay after rehearsal to re-set chairs.  It’s quick and fun – 10-15 minutes!
  • Social Media posters and super-fans:  Are you on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktoc or other social media? Create one post a week to promote Mystic!  Or be a super-fan and like, share and comment on our posts!

Season Volunteer Roles:

Producer – 2 per season
This is your chance to be a star and have a great time doing it.  You are the “face of the season” and will serve as the liaison to the Mystic leadership.  Responsibilities include:  Helping coordinate set-up before rehearsal, making weekly announcements, preparing the Producers’ message for the weekly News & Notes, and answering questions and emails from singers about the season.  This is a manageable and rewarding role for an organized individual who can commit to approximately 2-3 hours per week throughout the season. We’ll give you lots of support and training and your tuition will be waived for the season you produce.

Front of House Coordinator/Concert
Organize and oversee the activities in the lobby including ticket sales, CD and snack sales, and act as a liaison, along with the stage manager, to the season Director about readiness to begin the concert. The ideal volunteer for this job is a well-organized person who has good people skills. One creative idea is to work on a team with another person and share responsibilities of this position. Time commitment:  arrive two hours early and remain about 30-45 minutes after the Dress Rehearsal & performances.

Front of House Coordinator Assistant/Concert (A role for a volunteer NOT singing in the season)
You will work under the direction of our Front of House Coordinator and oversee activities in the lobby while the Front of House Coordinator is on stage. Time Commitment: 2-3 hours on the day of the concert.

Hospitality host for Band Room
Manage purchasing and the set-up/removal of water and snacks for the band members in the band Green Room for the concert.  Mystic will provide you with a suggested snack list and budget and reimburse you for the cost of the food.  Arrive a half hour before call time, bringing the food and set up the snack table prior to the concert, and clear the table after the performances.   Time commitment:  1 hour on concert day.

Stage Manager
Take charge of concert performance logistics.  This includes arranging the singers on stage and guiding them in getting on/off the stage (with input from the musical director) and making sure that any additional support is available (e.g. chairs for those who cannot stand for a whole concert).  You do need to be mobile enough to potentially negotiate the stairs multiple times over the course of the day. Arrival time at the concert venue: Dress rehearsal 2 hours before singer call time, Concert Day 1 1/2 hours before singer call time. Either the assistant stage manager or the stage manager should not being singing in the concert.

Asst. Stage Manager
Assist our Stage Manager at Dress Rehearsal and the Concert. This involves helping to post signs to direct the singers in the concert venue and helping the Stage Manager with any general tasks that are needed. You do need to be mobile enough to potentially negotiate the stairs multiple times over the course of the day.   Arrival time at the concert venue: Dress Rehearsal – 4:45pm, Concert-  5:00pm. Either the assistant stage manager or the stage manager should not being singing in the concert.

Rehearsal Sound Set-Up Volunteers
Help set up the speaker system for our rehearsals. You arrive at rehearsals at 7:00 pm to turn on the sound system and perform a sound check, and turn off the system after rehearsals. You will receive training in set-up and break-down. Time commitment: 45 minutes every week. We need to have the sound volunteers beginning with our first rehearsal.

Rehearsal Chair Set-up Coordinators – 2 needed
Rehearsal Chair Set-up Volunteers – 4 needed
Work on a team of people to set up the chairs and the front of the Sanctuary before each rehearsal. Arrive by 7:00 each week. Time commitment: 15 minutes every week. You will receive guidance on the set-up from the season Producers.

Potluck Coordinators – 2 needed
Organize the end-of-season potluck.   Work with Programming chair to assess supplies and purchase supplies as needed (Mystic will provide budget).  Arrive one hour prior to potluck to set up.  Coordinate volunteers to help with set up and break-down.  Time commitment:  1-2 hours to plan and shop, if needed.  1 hour set up, 1 hour breakdown.

Senior Sing Coordinator
Organize the end-of-season Senior Sing. Consult with Music Director about schedule, make arrangements with senior facilities, and recruit singers. Time commitment: 6 hours at the end of the season.

WORK WITH BOARD MEMBERS

Fundraising Committee Member and Event Assistants
Work with Fundrasing Chair to assist in creating and participating in fundraising events to support Mystic. No cold calling required! Make some new friends while supporting the Mystic Chorale!

Publicity and Social Media Assistants
Work with Publicity Chair to assist in spreading the word about the Mystic Chorale!  Distribute posters, create social media posts & bring your other ideas!

BOARD POSITIONS

Board members serve for 2 years and attend monthly board meetings plus one-day summer retreat in addition to duties listed.

Production Chair
Train and supervise season producers, attendance manager, Front of House manager, stage manager, and others to produce season.  Must be well organized, have good people skills, and be self-managing.  5-10 hours per week.