I just got this note from the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. What a cool program!
Paging anyone who needs service hours, wants something good on their college application, or wants a chance to hear the Wheeling Symphony for free.
The Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary is accepting high school students for its Volunteer Junior Usher Program.
Volunteering for the Symphony is a great way to help our community, gain good experience, meet new people and enjoy wonderful music.
Volunteering for the Symphony will involve, but is not limited to, ushering a minimum of two concerts during the school year. Ushering a concert means that you will be helping concert patrons before the concert actually begins by opening and holding doors, helping patrons find their seats and assisting the Wheeling Symphony Office staff with whatever they may need.
Ushers are dismissed once the concert begins but are welcome to stay and enjoy the concert at no expense. Other duties may include, assisting at the Patron Party and Viennese Winter Ball in January & February and helping at the 4th of July concert and Symphony Office.
If you know someone who is in grades 9–12 and you think they would like to participate in our program, please send their name and postal mailing address to us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 23, 2011.
Personal invitations to our mandatory training will be sent out the week of September 26th. The invitation will contain specific instructions for the students (not an adult) to follow in order to reserve their spot at training.
Students who are interested in volunteering are required to attend the training session on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 6:00pm. Due to current fire code regulations and restrictions mandated by the Greater Wheeling Sports and Entertainment Authority, all volunteers must attend training that also provides fire safety procedures. Any student not attending this year’s training will not be permitted to participate in the 2011-2012 concert season.
During the training session students will be asked to sign up for their required two concerts. They may visit the Wheeling Symphony’s website to view the concert schedule for the season prior to the training session to determine the concerts when the student will be available.
Interested students (not adults) must call and speak with Jennifer Croft (304-242-6017), Sandra Chapman (304-233-4503) or Angela Thompson (740-695-4115) by Saturday, October 15 to reserve their spot at the training session, or they can call us for more details or with any questions.