Opera Volunteers

Opera Santa Barbara simply would not exist without volunteers, whose contribution of time and resources saves us thousands of dollars each year. If you are interested in becoming an OSB Volunteer please email Nina Dunbar at [email protected]

Volunteer For Opera Santa Barbara:

Our volunteers provide crucial support for our productions, special events, outreach programs and office support throughout the year. Following is a list of ways you can help:

Artist Hosts

Volunteers to serve as hosts for each of the primary singers for each opera during their stay (approx. 3 weeks) in Santa Barbara, providing a touch base for them while they are in town to answer any questions or providing transportation or other assistance as needed.

Production Parties

For each of our productions, Opera Santa Barbara hosts a number of parties and special activities during each of our productions. We need volunteers to help with acquisition of food/beverage, set-up, and clean up for each of these parties.

Special Events

Opera Santa Barbara produces several big fundraising events each year. We depend on the support of Volunteers to assist with ALL aspects of planning and producing these events. This includes securing auction items, food and beverage donations, decorations and invitations. For most events, volunteers will sit on the Event Planning Committee, attending monthly meetings.

Office Support

Assist as needed with special mailings at the Opera Office. Dates for mailings are: Year-end Appeal in late November, Mid-year appeal in April, plus postcard mailings, poster hanging and other general support.

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