Volunteers

GGP relies on the work of volunteers to coordinate and run the events that occur throughout the year as part of its outstanding orchestral training program. We need your time, talents and enthusiasm! We ask that each family commit to an ongoing task (and a minimum of 20 hours) during the season. We are confident that the rewards of meeting new friends and watching your young musician blossom will be well worth your time and effort! 

We look forward to working together to supporting GGP kids and an exciting season of music.

Contact the GGP Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@ggph.org with questions.

Job Commitment Description
Front Desk 2 volunteers rotating every Tuesday 4-7 pm. Join the team to greet all the musicians when checking in, distribute papers, give tours to potential GGP musicians.
Snack Coordination 1 coordinator and 4 to 6 volunteers, rotating every Tuesday 4-7 pm. Help organize, purchase food, set up, and clean up. 
Classroom Set-up and Take-down 8 volunteers, rotating every Tuesday 4-7 pm. Help set up music stands, chairs and take down. Tasks can be divided among several crews and shifts.
Concert Dinner Coordination  1 coordinator plus 10-12 volunteers for each event – Tuesday 4-7 pm Help plan, organize, set up, order food, arrange delivery, décor and clean up.
Chamber Music Recital Reception 2 volunteers for each event – Sundays 2:45-5 pm (Lakeside) Help set up front desk, hand out program, and greet guests.
Cazadero Retreat Weekend Unlimited number of volunteers Help coordinator to organize activities, car pool, schedules, create fun events, and supervise kids. You’re guaranteed to have a fun time spent under the redwoods and get to know other parents, students, & faculty.
Ushers, Finale Concert  4 volunteers – approximately 6:30-7:30 pm. Man doors of theater; collect tickets/payment for final concert.
Website Maintenance 1-2 volunteers – ongoing. Update and add information on the website; help publicize concerts and recitals.
Student Mentor Program Coordinator 1 volunteer – ongoing throughout season. Develop student mentoring program for Senior and Camerata students; help match mentors to younger students; monitor program throughout year; make progress reports to Board.
Hotel Gig and Special Events Outreach Coordinator 1 volunteer – ongoing throughout season. Work the GGP Board to develop strategy for systematic outreach and follow-up to hotel managers and other potential corporate clients for chamber concerts. Previous contacts in the local hotel industry would be helpful to get started in this position.
Music Librarian Ongoing throughout season. Work with Executive Director and artistic faculty to maintain music library.
Fundraising Ongoing throughout season. Help develop and implement fundraising initiatives including being the liaison to communicate and encourage parents to sign up for Escrip, solicit donations for raffle and Gala, and others.
Development Ongoing throughout season. Work with the GGP Board to identify and develop relationships with corporate and foundation funders and help implement grant-seeking strategies.
Annual Benefit Gala January through March. Work with a fun, dynamic team of volunteers to organize and carry out various tasks leading up to or during the event, or both. Tasks include cataloging donations, helping with mailing and publicity, decorating, creating gift baskets for sale, food preparation.