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

231.276.7441 231.276.7441 Send Email
Jennifer Richards

Jennifer Richards, CVA

Assistant Director of Employee Engagement & Volunteer Services

231.276.7638 231.276.7638 Send Email

Interlochen News

Masked Interlochen Arts Academy students rehearse of The Little Prince
Interlochen Arts Academy to bring “The Little Prince” to life in operatic form

Composer Rachel Portman’s opera based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be livestreamed on the Interlochen website May 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Josh Lawrence Director of Jazz Studies at Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen Center for the Arts names Josh Lawrence Director of Jazz Studies

The award-winning trumpeter and experienced educator will lead jazz programs at Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen Arts Camp, and Interlochen Online.

John Church at Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen mourns the passing of longtime faculty member John Church

A creative force and dedicated teacher, Church taught metalsmithing and jewelry making at Interlochen Arts Academy for 30 years.

Upcoming Events
May
9

Theatre, Academy Student

"In The Heights" Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manual Miranda | Book by Quiara Alegria

Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 6:30 p.m.

Corson Auditorium Closed to the public

May
10

Music, Academy Student

Senior Recital: Anders Ruiter-Feenstra and Isabel Atkinson, double bass

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required

May
11

Music, Academy Student

Senior Recital: Elizabeth Perez-Hickman, oboe, and Evan Yonce, oboe

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:30 a.m.

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required