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.

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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

A sculpture from Arts Academy student Quoc Bui’s Gold Key-winning entry, “Fite.”
Interlochen Arts Academy students shine in 2022 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Eight-four students from all seven artistic disciplines received accolades in the West Central Michigan region of the prestigious national arts competition.

The 2022 Presidential Scholar nominees - Joshua Brown, Quoc Bui, and Jessica Kodsi
Three Interlochen Arts Academy students nominated for 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts award

Seniors Joshua Brown, Quoc Bui, and Jessica Kodsi are among the 60 students across the country nominated for the nation’s highest honor for young artists.

2022 Young Artists Concerto Winners
Three Interlochen Arts Academy students advance to semifinals of International Young Artist Concerto Competition

Pianist Yimei Liang, violist Valeria Serrano, and pianist Luis Villa will perform with a professional orchestra as part of the semifinal round of the competition in Chicago on Jan. 29.

Upcoming Events

Interdisciplinary Arts, Academy Student

Studio 2 Cafe

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. EST

Stone 2 FREE, no tickets required


Visual Arts, Academy Student

Juried Student Exhibition

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 6 p.m. EST

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required


Film & New Media, Academy Student

Filmmakers Premiere

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. EST

DeRoy Center for Film Studies FREE, no tickets required