Volunteering 2018-04-19T11:28:33+00:00

Join Our Team! Become a Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Volunteer

The Calgary Phil has been the beneficiary of thousands of hours of volunteer time, energy and enthusiasm dedicated to ensuring that Calgarians enjoy orchestral music. This is your opportunity to join the Calgary Phil volunteer team, make new friends, and support your community.

Volunteers can contribute in three main areas:


Help us make every Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performance memorable for our patrons. We need volunteers to liaise with patrons, sell raffle tickets, hand out brochures, distribute tickets, and of course, you will get a chance to enjoy the concert.

Special Events

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra hosts many special events and fundraisers throughout the year, and we couldn’t do it without help from loyal volunteers like you! Some of the activities we require volunteers to assist are:

  • Our biggest fundraiser of the Season – the Cork and Canvas Art & Wine Festival
  • Casino Fundraisers
  • The annual Father Daughter Gala

Promotional stands at a variety of festivals and events around Calgary including Marda Gras, Sun & Salsa, Lilac Festival and occasionally there may be special opportunities  to promote the Orchestra with events at the Calgary Stampede,  Calgary Expo and more!

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Administration Office

Running a large non-profit organization like the CPO is a huge task, and volunteering to help at the office is a tremendous help to our office team. There are a variety of tasks including:

  • Special projects such as mail-outs, data entry, invitation assembly, or creative research.
  • Miscellaneous tasks like handing out paper Mozart wigs, carving pumpkins at Halloween, etc.

The Vera Apletree Outstanding Volunteer Award

Launched during the 2010/2011 Season and named after the inaugural winner,  the longstanding CPO Supporter Vera Apletree, every Season we honour an outstanding volunteer for their time and assistance. The 2014/2015 Volunteer of the Year Award Winner was Tim LeMaire

Previous Winners

  • 2010/2011 Vera Apletree
  • 2011/2012 Shirley Foster
  • 2011/2012 Mijk Van Wijk
  • 2012/2013 Steve & Carole Clement
  • 2013/2014 Kimberly LeMaire
  • 2014/2015 Tim LeMaire
  • 2015/2016 Daniel Hernandez
  • 2016/2017 Peter Rilstone

We are always looking for great volunteers.



For more information, please contact:

Barbara Soles
Development Officer