Volunteer Opportunities

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The hospitality and service volunteers extend is critical to creating first and lasting impressions of The Mendel Center experience among patrons and visitors. Each year, more than 100 men and women donate thousands of hours to ensure a high level of customer service, facilitate the safety and comfort of visitors, and provide assistance with administrative tasks vital to the operation of the facility.

The Mendel Center volunteer corps is committed to upholding professionalism and consistency in meeting patrons’ needs, and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere reflective of the rich diversity of Michigan’s Great Southwest.

Not only do volunteers assist with Mainstage season performances, they are on hand to make sure many other events go smoothly including the Lake Michigan College commencement ceremony, student performances and recitals, Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series events, Southshore Concert Band performances, Blossomtime festivities, and much, much more.

Typical event duties include:

  • Ticket takers

  • Playbill attendants

  • Ushers

  • Lobby hosts/greeters

  • Assistants for handicapped patrons

  • Will Call attendants

  • Coat room attendants

  • Concessions sales

  • Artist merchandise sales

Operational volunteer opportunities include:

  • Stuffing playbills

  • Distributing flyers and posters around the community

Benefits of being a member of The Mendel Center Volunteer Corps include:

  • Free admission to the performances and events worked

  • Discounts on tickets to Mainstage season shows

  • Meeting new people and making lasting friendships

  • Knowing that your efforts help make The Mendel Center shine in the eyes of the community

Applications for the 2019-2020 season are now closed. Check back in summer of 2020 for new volunteer openings. Click here to receive an application when openings become available.