Volunteer Opportunities

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:

Hosting Musicians

Donating housing to orchestra musicians and guest artists is a very important way Bear Valley (and nearby) homeowners can support the Festival. We ensure that your condo or cabin is managed with the highest level of care and professionalism. If you are staying in your home during the Festival and can host a musician in your spare bedroom, this can also be a mutually enriching experience, and often leads to a lasting friendship built around your love of music. 


Up to 26 dynamic music lovers may join us this summer as volunteer ushers to welcome our patrons to the Festival tent. Volunteer ushers verify tickets, hand out programs, escort patrons to their seats, answer most common questions, and make sure patrons know where all the exits and facilities are located.

Concessions & Merchandise

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

Gala – Bear Valley’s Biggest Summer Party Celebrating End of Festival!

Help setup the Gala dinner for 160.  Table Layout and settings, decorations and cleanup.

Gala – Auctions Silent (120 Items) and Live (15 Items)

Catalog the auction items and assign them to bid packages.  The day of the Gala, load and arrange the auction items into the tent, with placards and bid sheets.  Assist attendees to obtain their bid paddles Gala evening.  Help manage the Live Auction.  Assist patrons to obtain their items after the Gala.  Help with closeup.


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

Musician Hospitality

Transport guest artists 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 housing@bearvalleymusicfestival.org or call 209-813-0554.

Volunteer Application Form

Click here to fill out the Volunteer Application Form.