Get Involved!

If you’ve never hosted a musician or volunteered for the Festival before, please consider joining now! We are always in need of hosts and volunteers. Below is a brief description of what you can do:


Housing orchestra musicians and guest artists is a very important way Bear Valley homeowners can support the Festival. All properties used by the Festival, whether donated or rented, are now professionally managed by Bear Valley Real Estate in compliance with all rental rules and standards.

Housing a professional musician or high-profile guest artist is a mutually enriching experience, and often leads to a lasting friendship built around a passion for music. Please click here to complete the volunteer/host form or contact us by phone at (209) 813-0554 or email

Volunteer Ushers

Over 25 dynamic music lovers join us each summer to welcome our patrons to our concerts. Our volunteer ushers take the tickets, hand out the programs, escort patrons to their seats, answer most common questions, and make sure patrons know where all the exits and facilities are located.


Set up merchandise and refreshment tents, sell products, close up after the concert.

Auctions (Silent and Live)

Assemble the auction items and bid sheets, lay out auction items in tent, man silent auction tables, live auction display, runners for the live auction, manage winning bidders checkout. Primarily needed the 2nd week and particularly the day of the auctions.


Help put on Gala dinner – table layout and settings, help with decorations, and clean up.


Office help, answering phones and emails, copying, running errands. A vehicle is helpful (but not required).

Musician Hospitality

Transport musicians and headliners to/from the airport, help with refreshments during rehearsals, assist housing chair and staff, assist at Musician’s welcome BBQ, provide activities for musicians during their off-time (i.e. picnics, hikes, etc.).

For questions or more information, please contact us:
(209) 813-0554

Volunteer Form

Click here to fill out the Volunteer Application Form.


The Bear Valley Music Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission supports great music and music education in Bear Valley. We could not do this without our dedicated volunteers. Whether serving as an usher at our concerts or helping with office work, our volunteers are at the heart and soul of our organization. Benefits of volunteering include fantastic music, concert tickets, fun social events, and great company!

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