Volunteers are an important resource to the orchestra community. The League thanks them for supporting orchestras everywhere. See below, and in the left hand menu, for all the resources the League has to offer.
- Gold Book Project of the Month
- Volunteer Council
- Resources and Programs
- Other Non-League Resources
In November 2013 we are celebrating the Celebrity Conductor Contest, a successful fundraiser and public relations project for the Waco Symphony Council for over ten years. Every other year, four contestants, selected from various segments of our community, sell $20 votes. The one who has the most votes and raises the most money wins the privilege of conducting the Waco Symphony Orchestra in “Sleigh Ride” at their annual holiday concert.
For more information on this Gold Book Award-winning project, click here. You can also visit the Celebrity Conductor Contest page on Gold Book Online. For other project ideas visit Gold Book Online and search for projects of interest to you.
The Volunteer Council and the League of American Orchestras provide leadership skills and assistance to orchestra volunteers through ongoing education and communication.
The Council works as your link to the League, by informing the League of critical volunteer issues and delivering the most pertinent learning and leadership development to your volunteer association.
The Volunteer Council is celebrating 50 years of serving America's orchestras! See the video for some of the highlights of the past 50 years.
The League recognizes and thanks the Volunteer Council and Sustainers for their longtime support of the Annual Fund, Campaign, and National Conference, and in particular for their countless hours providing assistance to volunteers in the field.
- Fundraising Webinar
This webinar covers the fundamentals of fundraising for symphony volunteer organizations regardless of budget size
- Recruiting Webinar
This webinar covers attracting and retaining volunteers
- GoldBook Online
This is your online source for successful volunteer audience development/community engagement, communication/technology, education, leadership/organizational structure, membership, fund-raising, and service projects.
(Gold Book Preparation Form; Preparation Form to Print)
- Advocacy for Volunteers
An Advocacy Guide for Volunteers from the League’s Advocacy and Government department
- Join a discussion
Stay connected via e-mail discussion groups, courtesy of the League
- League Membership for Orchestra Volunteers
Join the League today!
- Volunteer Bylaws
- Volunteer Notes
The newsletter for Orchestra Volunteers
- Membership Skill Builder
Learn how to recruit, retain and engage members of your volunteer organization.
- Fundraising Skill Builder
Teach your volunteers to be effective fundraisers.
- Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers
The Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers (AMSOV) is a networking and support organization for volunteer leaders of major symphony orchestras with top tier budgets in the United States and Canada