Volunteers make the world go around!
Thanks for your support, any way it’s given.
Even in the midst of the worst pandemic in a century, volunteers are supporting the work of the Spreckels Organ Society. Because of the COVID emergency, volunteers who are new to the Society will not be receiving duty assignments until Live Concerts begin again. Contact the Spreckels Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Volunteers govern the Society and accomplish much of its day-to-day work. In normal times, we look for help in the following areas:
Volunteer Positions – Concert Support
Concert Production Assistant
Duty times: Work a four-hour shift at the Organ Pavilion, generally on a weeknight. Sign up online; the schedule of recording dates is variable.
Activity description: Assist the Production Crew to set up signs and boundary markers so that the video recording session can take place is a secure and generally silent environment. Though evenings are quiet, this team’s proactive communication with passers-by is a critical component of successful video sessions.
Training requirements: shadow the concert production team for one session and obtain signup information for future dates. During the COVID emergency, new volunteers should contact the Spreckels Office to express interest, but assignments will await the “all-clear” to COVID.
Volunteer Positions – Online Marketing, Music Library, Organization
Duty times: Budget two hours per week, scheduling your goals and timing with the Social Media Crew Leader.
Activity description: Maintain familiarity with the Society’s messaging priorities. Develop posts using photos, creative writing and images to promote the Spreckels Organ on a variety of social media platforms. Track results and help boost viewership of online content; welcome online supporters and flag partnership opportunities; post concert listings on Event sites.
Training requirements: Develop or demonstrate familiarity or proficiency in Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, WordPress, Constant Contact, etc. Capable in word processing and in photo/image development,
Duty times: one or more hours at a time, by arrangement wtih the Executive Director.
Activity description: assist in prep of mailings, filing, fulfillment of sales orders, input of information to computer program, other light office work.
Training requirements: speedy grasp of jobs at hand, cheerfulness.
Duty times: Two to four hours at a time, by arrangement with the Archive Manager.
Activity Description: assist in the cataloguing and storage of sheet music or CDs that are being accessioned to the Society’s music library or archive.
Training requirements: keyboard and spreadsheet proficiency, ability to spot and discern publication information on sheet music or CDs.
Duty times: Monthly meetings of 2 hours, plus committee and volunteer time.
Activity description: Volunteer leadership of the Spreckels Organ Society.
Training requirements: Volunteer service with Spreckels Organ Society or other organizations; professional or artistic leadership skills.