Volunteers are instrumental to our success.

As a non-profit organization, Strings Music Festival relies on the generosity and support of our community to make our programs a success. We are able to bring world-class concerts and events to the Steamboat community year-round thanks to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers.

Why Volunteer with Strings?

Not only will you have the opportunity to see incredible concerts and connect with other music-lovers, but you will also play a vital role in bringing joy and entertainment to our community.

We aim to make volunteering enjoyable and meaningful for our Community Volunteers. You can choose the events and roles that best suit your comfort level and interests. We understand that everyone has busy schedules and we want you to feel able to fit volunteering into your life in a way that works for you. Whether you are able to volunteer for one event or many, we appreciate your support and welcome your help.

Volunteer Roles & Shifts

From greeting and directing guests, to assisting with ticketing and merchandise, our volunteers are an integral part of the team that makes Strings Music Festival happen.
  • Ticket Scanners welcome guests to Strings Music Pavilion and scan tickets for everyone entering the venue.
  • Ushers direct guests to their seats and assist with any other needs or questions they may have during the performance.
  • Merch Sellers assist Strings staff in selling official artist merchandise, including handling transactions.
  • Will Call Attendants distribute tickets to guests who have purchased them in advance at the box office.
  • Promoters work with our marketing team to put event flyers around town at local businesses and community spaces. (new role!)



Volunteer shifts typically begin one hour before showtime. After a briefing from the House Manager, volunteers take their positions in time to open doors. At showtime, volunteers are able to enjoy the music while assisting audience members as needed. At the conclusion of the show, volunteers assist with cleaning up and closing the Pavilion.

Dress Code

As a volunteer, it is important to present a professional image. Volunteers wear the provided black Strings vest and name-tag at all events. We ask that volunteers wear a solid white or black shirt or dress under the vest and solid, neutral color slacks or skirt. Close-toed shoes are a must!

New Volunteers

Please fill out the form if you are interested in volunteering!

Read on to learn about our upcoming trainings and resources

    Summer Training

    Join us for our upcoming volunteer training session, which will be held on Wednesday June 19 at 5:00pm at Strings Pavilion. This session will provide a great opportunity for all volunteers, both current and new, to learn more about their roles, meet other volunteers, and hear what Strings has in store for Summer 2024!

    Attending the training session is mandatory for everyone volunteering with Strings over the summer.

    Volunteer Resources

    Current Volunteers

    Please click either button to view the schedule and sign up for events.

    If you have any questions or need assistance with the sign-up process, please don’t hesitate to contact the Strings Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]. We look forward to working with you and bringing live music to our community!

    Strings Guild

    The Guild of Strings Music Festival supports our mission by acting as lead volunteers at concerts and producing special events that provide financial support to the Festival. Being a member of the Guild is just as much about being part of a social group as it is about participating in community service. As a Guild Member, you get to connect with dynamic community members and tailor your talents to help Strings grow!

    Guild Members assist Strings Music Festival by:

    • Producing the annual Kitchen & Garden Tour fundraiser
    • Leading volunteers at Strings events by acting as Lead Hostesses
    • Serving on Guild committees
    • Paying dues and contributing financially to the organization
    • Attending meetings held the first Wednesday of every month
    Guild of Strings Music Festival

    The Guild of Strings Music Festival enjoys a social gathering together.

    Interested in joining the Strings Guild? Send an email to [email protected]


    Pam Long

    Pam joined the Guild in 2019 at the encouragement of the Guild President. Membership allows her to be involved and meet new friends. Pam likes classical music, and her husband Bill likes jazz and plays piano by ear. Pam has been in the travel business for 60 years. She lived in Italy and speaks Italian. Her favorite 2023 Strings show was the opening night classical performance of Beethoven with Chee-Yun performing on the violin.


    We are grateful for the support and dedication of our community volunteers, who play a vital role in the success of our programs. If you have any further questions or would like to get involved, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] or submit this form.

    Let’s work together to make a positive impact through the power of music!