Volunteering at BMC
From its inception in 1979, the Brevard Music Center Association (BMCA) has provided invaluable service to the Brevard Music Center. 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. Volunteers are the "Ambassadors of the Music Center."
BMCA is comprised of 13 committees. Committees consist of two types: Concert Committees and Non-Concert Committees. Concert Committee members serve during the summer festival concerts. Non-Concert Committee members perform other volunteer tasks during the season and off-season.
Help BMC provide a memorable experience for concert attendees by selling refreshments during summer performances at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium and the Porter Center. Volunteers must be able to stand for up to two hours. Tasks may include light set-up, cleanup, and minimal lifting.
Raise funds for student scholarships through the sale of merchandise at the gift shop. The shop is staffed by friendly volunteers who enjoy selling at summer performances. Volunteers must be able to stand for up to two hours. Orientation and point-of-sale tablet training attendance is expected.
Assist BMC with receptions and special events prior to and during the festival season. Activities include setup and cleanup, beverage service, and welcome activities. Some assignments require standing for an extended period of time. This active committee attracts individuals and couples who enjoy meeting people and working with staff, donors, sponsors, and patrons. Access to email service is recommended.
Welcome, seat, and assist attendees at Whittington-Pfohl and Brevard College venue performances. Offer information about BMC when asked. It is essential that volunteers be able to stand/walk for as long as two to three hours. Orientation training attendance is expected.
Welcome Center and Raffle
Serve as ambassadors of BMC and the Brevard community at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, Brevard College venues, and seasonal community events. Answer visitors' questions and promote and assist in the sale of automobile raffle tickets to raise funds for the Music Center. Friendly volunteers will interact with and give any necessary assistance to patrons. Orientation training attendance is required.
Preserve and protect BMC's history. Tasks include locating, collecting, and scanning items pertinent to the history of BMC for placement on the Fans of Brevard Music website for public access.
Share your gardening skills by helping to maintain and beautify the BMC campus. Adopt an individual garden and/or work in friendly groups as we transition to a low-maintenance perennial-based landscape. Volunteers perform routine gardening tasks as well as occasional strenuous physical labor. The use of your own gardening tools is required.
Use your handyman skills and work with others to construct, renovate, and maintain the buildings used by students and faculty. Tasks include carpentry, painting, demolition, etc. Work may be year round or seasonal.
Mailings and Deliveries
Help spread the word about BMC and BMCA activities through mass mailings and BMC program calendar deliveries. Tasks include stuffing envelopes, labeling, and sorting mailings throughout the year and/or delivering summer performance calendars to local and regional businesses each May.
Recruit, train, and recognize the achievements of our volunteers. Opportunities for involvement include writing articles for newspapers, producing recruitment mailings, and organizing volunteer training and recognition events.
Photographers wanted! Use your creative eye to capture volunteers at work and play during the Summer Festival season.
Help plan one or more benefit events coordinated by volunteers. Use your skills in event planning, decorating, and setup, silent auction, hospitality, cooking, and cleanup to raise funds for BMC student scholarships.
Work in support of BMC staff and BMCA committees to maintain and utilize the volunteer database and lend database assistance to BMC. Coordinate volunteer scheduling for Concert Committees.