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

Associate Director of Engagement

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

Lily Wodzisz performs in the American Viola Society Senior Solo Competition
Arts Academy viola student wins national competition

Rising senior Lily Wodzisz, a student of Renee Skerik, won first prize in the American Viola Society Senior Solo Competition.

Jessi Woods smiles as she helps cook a Camp meal.
Not just a summer job: After 11 summers at Interlochen Arts Camp, Jessi Woods shares what keeps her coming back

From seeing the Beach Boys in concert to helping students work through homesickness, Woods has seen it all—and she loves her job more than ever.

A young girl looks intently at a man's face
Inaugural Interlochen Cinema Collective film scores top prizes at prestigious film festivals

Written by Interlochen alumna Sara Nimeh and produced by a crew of Interlochen-affiliated collaborators, “Jedo’s Dead” has received accolades at SXSW, Palm Springs International Shortfest, and other noted festivals.

Upcoming Events
Jul
14

Camp Student

Interlochen Philharmonic - July 14, 2024

Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 3 p.m. ET

Kresge Auditorium Adult $17; Child-College $14

Jul
14

Music, Camp Student

Chapel Organ

Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 4:30 p.m. ET

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required

Jul
14

Academic Info, Student Life, Camp Faculty, Camp Student

Midpoint Gathering

Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 6 p.m. ET

Kresge Auditorium FREE, no tickets required