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.


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

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.

Students present a scene from "The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes"
The power of creative capacity

Interlochen President Trey Devey reflects on the value of creativity in a variety of fields and invites you to celebrate with the Interlochen Arts Academy Class of 2021.

Sydney James Harcourt
Grammy Award-winning Broadway star and Interlochen alumnus Sydney James Harcourt to deliver Interlochen Arts Academy commencement address

Harcourt’s address will be livestreamed as part of the 2021 Interlochen Arts Academy Commencement on May 29.

Upcoming Events

Creative Writing, Film & New Media, Academy Student

Screenwriting Reading

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7 p.m.

The Writing House FREE, no tickets required


Music, Academy Student

Senior Recital: Sarah Goldberg and Claudia Shassberger, low brass

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall FREE, no tickets required


Music, Academy Student

Virtual Senior Recital: Constantin Khoa Ho, piano

Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 9:30 a.m.

Virtual Performance FREE, no tickets required