Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors

The Burlington Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is a community orchestra serving Burlington and the surrounding area.  The Orchestra is comprised of 7 professional players and 45 amateur community players and is led by a talented Music Director. The BSO performs 5-6 concerts per year, mostly in the Burlington Performing Arts Centre and it also has a well-established youth and seniors outreach program.  The BSO is a fast-growing arts organization with a solid track record of making great music – it is approaching its 50th anniversary. An accomplished Board of Directors provides governance and oversight of its operations.

The BSO is looking for a dynamic individual to join its Board of Directors and spearhead its fundraising and sponsorship initiatives. Ideally, this person has experience developing and executing relationship-based fundraising initiatives in the Hamilton/Burlington area. She or he has led fundraising programs that included major and annual giving, corporate donations, planned giving, etc. but will also spearhead the exploration and execution of new fundraising opportunities and ideas.

This position is ideal for someone wishing to take ownership of a not-for-profit’s fundraising efforts and transform their love of the arts and community into tangible results, helping the BSO grow to offer new programming for Burlington and the surrounding area. This individual will be working closely with our talented Board of Directors, a group of highly skilled and talented professionals with strong community connections and a passion for the arts.

If you would like to be apply to join the Board of Directors, please contact the Manager of Orchestra Operations at info@burlingtonsymphony.ca.

Friends of the Burlington Symphony Orchestra

A Community-Based approach to supporting the Symphony

The Burlington Symphony Orchestra is looking for volunteers to help us be the most successful Burlington-Hamilton Community Orchestra we can. We are seeking help in many different areas (as listed below) or you can tell us your strengths and we will use those to create a task or project.  This group would meet several times throughout the season to turn its collective power into a wall of support for the orchestra.  If you would like to be involved, please contact the Manager of Orchestra Operations at info@burlingtonsymphony.ca.

Some of the areas in which you might like to help are:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Clerical work, graphic design
  • Community outreach – e.g. Promoting our orchestra in the community, mini-concert organization, children’s programming
  • Fundraising events like bake sales, silent auctions, galas; we will NOT ask you to solicit funds or do any sort of Corporate Fundraising
  • VIP reception organization, catering
  • Youth and the Symphony (a focus on getting youth connected to our orchestra)
  • Assisting the music librarian and the equipment manager
  • Consulting with the Board on special projects where you have expertise
  • Organizing special events to coincide with our concerts

Please note that high school students can volunteer as part of their 40 hour community service hours requirement for graduation.