Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic
 
 

How Do I Get Involved?

The Friends are engaged in a myriad of activities in support of the Orchestra. Several areas where help is needed are described below.

If you would like additional information concerning volunteer opportunities please contact Donna Hoffman.

  • General Opportunities
  • Immediate Needs
FOPO Volunteer Opportunities

OPO Administrative Support

  • Routine coverage for the reception desk and telephone.
  • Organizing and filing United Arts information.
  • Assisting in the Development Department (e.g. mailings).
  • Entering spreadsheet data (requires Excel or other data base skills).
  • Production assistance (requires physical strength) contact Paul Leake

To help with this activity please contact: Sandi McCourt

Fundraising Activities

  • Serving on Event Committees.
  • Procuring auction items for events.
  • Hosting informances.

To help with this activity please contact: Donna Hoffman or Carol Fenner

Membership Recruitment

  • Contacting members to invite them to events.
  • Recruiting new members.

To help with this activity please contact: Claudia Breese

Receptions

  • Procuring refreshments for and setting up concert receptions.

To help with this activity please contact: Sandi McCourt

Boutique

  • Assisting with sales in the Boutique.

To help with this activity please contact: Chris Smith

Education

  • Assisting with education sessions at schools, hospitals, OPO offices, and theatres; organizing attendees.

To help with this activity please contact: James Shelton

Auditions

  • Assisting with vacancy mailings.
  • Assisting with the registration of candidates.

To help with this activity please contact: Donna Hoffman

Friends Organizational Support

  • Assisting in managing the Friends' organization including communications, planning, finance, web site, etc.
  • Assist in coordinating arrangements for Friends meetings including providing luncheon food and refreshments.

To help with this activity please contact: Donna Hoffman

Musician Transportation

  • Transporting out-of-town performers to/from airport and hotel

To help with this activity please contact: Donna Hoffman

Young Patron Activities

  • Assisting with audience development by organizing programs and events appealing to young patrons and families.

To help with this activity please contact: Jeff Adams

Musician Hosting

  • Hosting, in your private home, out-of-town musicians who drive to Orlando for a concert. This helps attract high quality musicians by reducing out-of-pocket expenses.

To help with this activity please contact: Donna Hoffman

The following are current volunteer needs. Please call the contact person who is managing each particular effort.

Contact Sandi McCourt at 407-880-4982; cell 321-356-3968 regarding the following volunteer needs:

  • Concert Receptions: help is needed in procuring food and/or setting up for concert receptions. Normally, set up can be done at intermission so volunteers do not need to miss the concert if they are attending. Costs for food will be reimbursed. Receptions take place throughout the Orchestra’s season.
  • Program Stuffing.

 


Links to Related Web Sites

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Link to Orlando Philharmonic

 

Friends Facebook page

Link to the Friends Facebook page

 

Plaza Live!

Link to Plaza Live


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