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Volunteer Opportunities


There are many different ways you can get involved with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops!

Interested in volunteering with us?

Submit a volunteer application!


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CSO’s affinity groups are composed of communities of individuals with a shared love of music who engage in common experiences and come together to support the Orchestra in a variety of ways. Group leadership usually consists of two co-chairs and members have many opportunities to serve as event chairs or in other leadership positions. Current Affinity Groups include Multicultural Awareness Council (MAC), CSO Spectrum, and CSO Encore.


Many volunteers are needed to ensure each guest has an unforgettable concert experience at all CSO, Pops, and special concert events. New positions are created frequently in response to patron needs and the range of concerts and engagement created each season. Examples include Gift Shop Attendant, Concert Concierge, and many others.


The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops is committed to ensuring that music is a foundational part of children’s lives and education in the city of Cincinnati. Many volunteers are needed to work with children of all ages in sharing their love of music and instrumental talents, including at Lollipops Family Concerts, Music Labs, and Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) events.


Volunteers who work with the Marketing Department are responsible for promoting the CSO and upcoming concerts in a variety of ways, including CSO Street Team (putting up posters around the city), ticket stuffing, promoting the CSO at community events, and dressing up as the Pops mascot, Tempo the Penguin, and other costumed characters!


Many CSO administrative departments are in need of weekly assistance for projects, data input, and various other administrative tasks. These volunteers spend at least 6 hours per week working directly alongside CSO staff to ensure the success of concerts, events, and other important programs. Volunteers are currently assisting in the Music Library, Philanthropy, and Marketing departments.

If you have questions about any of the above opportunities, please contact Sarah Maguire, Volunteer Manager (, 513-744-3360).


Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers for their continued dedication to the arts in Cincinnati!