Volunteers


Join the Interlochen community

Volunteers serve as important pillars of the Interlochen community. By dedicating their time, contributing their skills, and acting as ambassadors, volunteers help everything at Interlochen run more smoothly. We count on volunteers in multiple ways: leading tours, assisting visitors, sewing costumes, serving as ushers, planting flowers, raising funds, and even engaging with prospective students and alumni both on- and off-campus. Join us!

Get Involved

Find out more about on-campus and remote volunteering opportunities.

Give Back

Learn more about how you can make an impact on a young artist's life.

Concerts & Events

Check out our upcoming events and live webcasts.

Scholarshop

Show your Interlochen pride by shopping at our campus store.

Volunteer Spotlight: Ted Biederwieden

After his grandfather built a cabin in Michigan, Ted Beiderwieden started summering near Interlochen and would listen to Interlochen Public Radio. He went from avid IPR listener to Interlochen Center for the Arts' Volunteer of the Year several years in a row.

Read Ted's story

Ted Beiderwieden

Ted Beiderwieden volunteering at Interlochen Public Radio.

Contact Us

Want to make a difference at Interlochen? We’d love to welcome you as a volunteer! Whether near or far, we can help find the right opportunity for you, whether it's on-campus, off-campus, or online. Contact Alyssa Blaker for off-campus or online opportunities and Jennifer Richards for on-campus opportunities.

Headshot of Alyssa Blaker

Alyssa Blaker

Engagement Officer

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Jennifer Richards

Jennifer Richards, CVA

Assistant Director of Employee Engagement & Volunteer Services

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Interlochen News

Meena Karimi
Composition by Arts Academy student Meena Karimi to be performed by the Chineke! Orchestra at London’s Southbank Centre

“Dawn” portrays the dreams, hopes, and struggles of women and girls in Afghanistan today.

The Little Red Schoolhouse
Fostering creativity in unexpected places

From a small locker to a renovated schoolhouse, alternative gallery spaces on the Interlochen campus showcase visual art in new and innovative ways.

Claudillea (left) and Vivian Full
New song by Interlochen alumna Claudillea offers mental health message

With a music video directed by fellow alumna Vivian Full, “Don’t You Know?” serves as a gentle ode to perseverance through tough times.

Upcoming Events
Oct
21

Creative Writing, Academy Student

Red Wheelbarrow Reading

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 4 p.m.

The Writing House

Oct
21

Music, Academy Student

Interlochen Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Corson Auditorium

Oct
22

Dance Center and Dow House Dedication

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 1 p.m.

Dance Center 204