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.

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Alyssa Blaker

Engagement Officer

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Jennifer Richards

Jennifer Richards, CVA

Assistant Director of Employee Engagement & Volunteer Services

231.276.7638 231.276.7638 Send Email

Interlochen News

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Word magic: Interlochen’s Director of Creative Writing Karyna McGlynn shares her passion for poetry with students

McGlynn forged her unique poetic voice in slam poetry competitions. She shares her story and gives advice to young writers.

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The Ghosts of Interlochen

As the leaves turn, so does the grave.

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Interlochen students play to a crowd of thousands at Armenia’s Starmus Festival

The festival, founded by astrophysicist and Queen guitarist Brian May, showcased the connections between science and the arts.

Upcoming Events
Oct
7

Music, Academy Student

Collage

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Full $33; Student $17

Oct
8

Music, Academy Student

Collage

Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 2 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Closed performance. Only open to Arts Academy families.

Oct
12

Creative Writing, Guest Artist

An Evening with Anne-Marie Oomen

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required