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

Composer Valerie Coleman
Behind the Score: ‘Umoja’ by Valerie Coleman

Musicologist and Classical IPR Music Director Dr. Amanda Sewell shares the story behind one of Coleman’s most popular works.

Three students walk across a fall campus
Students speak: What do you do at boarding school?

Two students at Interlochen Arts Academy share what it’s really like attending an arts boarding school.

Tendekai Mawokomatanda
Arts Academy senior Tendekai Mawokomatanda wins position with Orchestra Noir

A 17-year-old double bass major, Mawokomatanda becomes the youngest serving musician in Atlanta’s African-American orchestra.

Upcoming Events
Feb
1

Creative Writing, Guest Artist

An Evening with Angela Woodward

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required

Feb
3

Visual Arts, Academy Student

Visual Arts: Juried Student Exhibition

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 6 p.m. ET

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required

Feb
3

Music, Academy Student

Singer-Songwriter & Popular Music Ensemble: At the City Opera House

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 8 p.m. ET

City Opera House $25, $20, Students $10