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AMBASSADOR CORPS

A magnet for volunteerism—attracting, engaging, and rewarding representation from across our diverse communities, joined by our love of music.


 

Ambassador Volunteer

Core Values

Gratitude
Valuing volunteers with appreciation events and providing proper training.

Excellence
Aligning volunteer skillsets with organization needs by creating a simple sign-up process, and a volunteer structure that has a clear communication path.

Inclusive
Open and welcoming to all while fostering an atmosphere of positivity and humbleness.

Passionate
Creating educational opportunities that allow volunteers to feel close to the music on stage.

History

The DSO's Ambassador Corps was created to provide unique and enlightening opportunities to engage with the DSO as a volunteer ambassador for the organization through the community and at home in Orchestra Hall.


Volunteer Roles and Opportunities include:

Community and Education Engagement

Super Saturday
Staff the instrument petting zoo and arts/scraps station during Tiny Tots and Young People's Family concerts.

Webcast Observations
Observe Education Concert Series webcasts within Detroit Public School classrooms.

Patron Development, Engagement and Advancement

Usher
Act as the front line for the DSO at concerts by greeting, opening doors, directing and connecting with DSO patrons by adopting our motto of happy, hospitable and helpful.

For more information and to sign up to usher in 2017-2018, click here.

Shop @ the Max
Assist the DSO Retail Manager with staffing the Shop @ the Max retail store during concerts and events.

Box Office
Assist box office staff by handing out concert tickets at Will Call.

Patron Loyalty
Interact with DSO patrons to build relationships, and show recognition and appreciation. This includes:
• Subscriber Ambassador: Engage your fellow subscribers with opportunities to socialize around DSO concerts and events.
• Surprise & Delight: Surprise selected patrons at DSO concerts, through interactions and special touches that leave them delighted.
• "Thank you" Phone Calls: Contact donors by phone to thank them for their support.

Social Media
Partner with the DSO to activate social networks spreading outreach far and wide.

Staff Aids
Assist DSO staff members with bulk mailings and general office tasks.

Advancement
• Special events assistance and facilitation and/or serve as ambassadors to greet guests during events.
• Donor Lounge Hospitality: Assist in providing a clean and welcoming experience for patrons in the Herman and Sharon Frankel Donor Lounge.
• Musical Feasts: Serve as liaisons to connect DSO with patrons interested in hosting feasts.

Annual Meetings/Events

Fall Orientation
Annual Fall Orientation meeting to welcome new volunteers, and update returning volunteers on the various opportunities for volunteering, as well as roles and responsibilities of volunteers.

Ambassador Appreciation Night
A night of celebration to honor all VAC members.