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

Director of Customer Service and Volunteers

231.276.7638 231.276.7638 Send Email

Interlochen News

TJ Lymenstull, Mary Ellen Newport, Mindy Rohn, and Jeff Norris
‘I felt like I was making a difference’: Retiring Arts Academy instructors reflect on their tenures at Interlochen

TJ Lymenstull, Mary Ellen Newport, Jeff Norris, and Mindy Rohn share their favorite memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for their next chapter.

Students write thank-you notes at the 2024 Act for Art kickoff party
Over $200,000 raised for student scholarships during Act for Art 2024

443 people gave during the three-day fundraising event earlier this month.

A graphic from the United Nations honoring Interlochen Arts Academy's Community Service Impact Award winners.
Arts Academy students earn national and state awards for community service impact

Soph Stentz, Elizabeth Xakellis, and Aanya Khairari received recognition from the United Nations Association of the USA and the Michigan Community Service Commission.

Upcoming Events
May
23

Academic Info, Academy Student

Festival 2024

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 10 a.m. ET

Main Campus FREE, no tickets required

May
23

Visual Arts, Academy Student

Visual Arts Festival Exhibition Opening

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 6 p.m. ET

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required

May
24

Visual Arts, Academy Student

Visual Arts Exhibition on View

Friday, May 24, 2024 - 9 a.m. ET

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required