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Volunteering at BMC
Working toward the Brevard Music Center's vision are the members of the Brevard Music Center Association – Volunteers Supporting Young Musicians. From its inception in 1979, the Brevard Music Center Association has provided invaluable service to the Music Center. BMCA volunteers provide services equivalent to 16 full-time employees. Its members are a diverse, educated, and arts-loving group, who impart a wonderful spirit of volunteerism and selfless participation that make them a model for the entire community. They are true ambassadors of the Music Center.
The spirit of volunteerism is thriving at the Music Center, proving that there are still many women and men who are willing to volunteer their time for the good of the community. In addition to the satisfaction of being able to contribute to this institution, our volunteers have a lot of fun as well.
Today's BMCA members serve in three primary volunteer areas. Other projects and programs are added throughout the year.
Brevard Notes, the newsletter of the BMCA, is written and edited by volunteers and is distributed three times per year to volunteers and administration staff and keeps the Music Center and BMCA members informed on volunteer activities.
Archive volunteers assist in projects that preserve, index and provide for the display and research of historical documents of the Music Center and BMCA.
The mailing committee volunteers assemble and process mailings for the Music Center and BMCA, and also deliver season marketing materials.
Celebrations are a variety of dinners, cocktail parties, tours and musical events which are planned for your enjoyment throughout the off-season. Volunteers help coordinate hosts for each event and support BMCA by gathering friends to attend. Last year's selection of nine special events included an Easter Egg Hunt, a Chili Fest, a Paella Party, and a Grill Party.
Harmony House is the gift shop of the Music Center. It is operated entirely by volunteers. Harmony House volunteers provide excellent customer service, take inventory of merchandise, and operate a cash register. A retail background is preferred but not necessary. Training is provided.
Facilities volunteers work September through May with the Music Center facilities staff to build and maintain campus buildings and infrastructure. Previous experience is preferred.
Beautification volunteers work throughout the year on gardening, landscaping, and beautification projects around the campus. Knowledge of gardening is helpful and you must bring your own gardening tools.
Raffle volunteers interact with patrons before performances and during intermissions to sell raffle tickets. Shifts and times will vary with weekly programming. Knowledge of the arts, a desire to work with the public, and the ability to handle money are preferred. Training is provided and volunteers work with Music Center staff.
Ushers work at Whittington-Pfohl performances interacting with patrons and helping them to their seats. Shifts and times will vary with weekly programming. Knowledge of the arts and a desire to work with the public are preferred. Training is provided and volunteers work with Music Center staff.
Concessions volunteers sell refreshments and interact with patrons before performances and during intermissions at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium and the Porter Center. Shifts and times will vary with weekly programming. Knowledge of the arts, a desire to work with the public, and the ability to handle money are preferred. Training is provided and volunteers work with Music Center staff.