The Piedmont Chamber Music Festival is a celebration of our wonderful community. We're a small team, so we are always looking for help to ensure that each season is a success! Here are some of the ways you can volunteer:
BEFORE THE FESTIVAL
- Accounting and bookkeeping
- Legal advice
- Logistics and operations
- Your expertise, whatever it is!
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DURING THE FESTIVAL
- House a musician
- Host a meal for the musicians
- Lead a post-concert reception
- Provide ground transportation
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We need your help getting the word out about PCMF by designing and distributing promo materials (posters, flyers, mailers).
Individuals with organizational and communication skills can help with all of the behind-the-scenes preparation, both during the festival and throughout the year.
Accounting and bookkeeping
We are seeking volunteers with accounting experience to keep PCMF's finances orderly and in compliance with necessary requirements.
PCMF relies on grant funds to meet our expenses. A team member with expertise in seeking and applying for grants would be beneficial to our long-term sustainability.
At the moment, PCMF is fiscally sponsored in order to solicit tax-deductible donations. In the future, we would like to form a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization and could use legal help to do so.
LOGISTICS AND Operations
We're seeking volunteers to keep the many moving parts of the festival moving smoothly. Tasks may include coordinating other volunteers, such as homestay hosts, meal sponsors, concert ushers and drivers.
If you have a skill or passion that you think we could use, let us know below!
House a musician
Many of PCMF's Festival musicians travel from other cities to stay in Piedmont for a week of rehearsals, performances, and community outreach. We are looking for host homes convenient to the Piedmont Center for the Arts with a comfortable and private guest room suitable for practicing and available for the week of the festival (Sunday - Sunday).
PCMF will provide lunches and dinners during the week, but we ask that hosts provide simple breakfast items.
The generous hospitality of community hosts makes it possible for PCMF to bring world-class artists and chamber music to the East Bay. It is also a meaningful and fun way to support PCMF! Your musician guest will be quite busy during the week, so this is a great chance for you to connect with our world-class artists, while providing them a quiet haven for practicing and downtime.
All hosts receive a pair of tickets to the public performance of their choice.
host a meal for the musicians
Hosting a lunch or dinner at your home during the Festival is a great way to get to know our seven PCMF musicians in a relaxed atmosphere. Lunches should take place between 12:15pm and 1:45pm. Dinners should take place between 6:15 pm and 7:45pm to accommodate evening rehearsals.
lead a post-concert reception
PCMF brings audience members and performers together at the Piedmont Center for the Arts to celebrate after each concert. Leading a post-concert reception is a great way to help the community get to know the artists and each other! We need volunteers to provide food and beverages and then lead the ushers in setting up and cleaning up.
PROVIDE Ground transportation
We need volunteers to drive our musicians to and from the airport.