Your Support

Your Time. Your Talent. Your Treasure.

Volunteer Opportunities

In joining the MIM Volunteer Team, you become part of a dedicated and fun-loving group with over 400 volunteers. Your contribution of time and skills will help keep the music alive for generations to come. MIMA offers a wide range of programs and activities for volunteers, depending upon your area of interest. Volunteers may choose from helping with rehearsals, concert nights, educational outreach program, fundraising events, and more.

Current Volunteer Positions

Parking Attendant

If you love looking at cars then we have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!

Music in the Mountains needs Parking Attendants for their concerts. Duties include: checking parking passes, directing patrons on where to park, monitoring the gate for access to parking and placing the reserved parking signs for patrons. All directions will be provided and no prior experience is necessary. You will wear the latest in fun fashion–all black with an orange construction vest. (Vest provided.) The bonus is you get to see a concert on the night you volunteer. This volunteer position will largely take place outside and is a rain or shine job–commitment will not be based on weather conditions and we ask that volunteers maintain a commitment regardless of weather conditions.

Parking lot attendants may be at the front entrance or the back entrance and may be assigned to a local (within walking distance) off-site location depending on need.

Bartender

Cashiers, Servers and Beer-slingers wanted for the Music in the Mountains Festival Bar.

No prior bar experience necessary but any cashier training is a plus.

If you are a people-person who likes a fast-paced atmosphere with a love for libations*, this volunteer opportunity is for you!

We will train you and you will get to see the concert during your shift.

We promote service with a smile.

Please be prepared for accurate cash-handling and quick customer service.

(*Libations must be loved from afar during your shift, as there is no drinking while tending the bar.)

Usher

Help excited music patrons find their seats and have a great night!

Join Music in the Mountains for a volunteer opportunity that is rewarding and fulfilling.

Ushering for a concert will allow you to interact with the community, meet new people, and see a concert.

We are looking for folks who are friendly, energetic and aware of their surroundings.

Duties range from ticket taker, greeter, showing patrons to their seats and more!

This is a team effort and you will be led by some of the best and brightest in the music business to make sure everyone involved enjoys a wonderful experience.

We will guide you and train you–no prior ushering experience necessary.

Server

Music in the Mountains is looking for skilled volunteers that can serve food with a smile and honor guests’ needs.

We hold many events that honor patrons and donors at private events and teamwork makes the dreamwork.

Your volunteerism will help MIM with concerts and events.

A food handling license is a plus but not necessary for all events.

Raffle Administrator

We keep the fun in fundraising!

Get your steps in!

At Music in the Mountains, our concerts and events usually include a fundraising element. We need energetic volunteers to sell raffle tickets at our musical Summerfest events. Job duties include taking money in exchange for tickets for our great giveaway. Raffle administrators are asked to walk our venues and ensure integrity in our raffle prizes by keeping track of funds and raffle tickets. Volunteers must be able to walk several yards in an evening, keep track of cash flow with accuracy and excite the crowd for winning possibilities.

Set Up Crew

Do you love working with your hands?

Do you love physical activity?

Can you twist a wrench?

Are you a problem-solver?

Music in the Mountains needs volunteers to set up their stage and venue needs. Volunteers must be able to lift 40 pounds with safe-lifting and proper body ergonomics. This volunteer position will largely take place outside and is a rain or shine job–commitment and will not be based on weather conditions. We ask that volunteers maintain a commitment regardless of weather conditions.

Strike Crew

Have you wondered what happens behind the scenes?

Do you love working with your hands?

Do you love physical activity?

Come join Music in the Mountains to volunteer to take down production at our concerts or to shift stage-settings. Volunteers must be able to lift 40 pounds with safe-lifting and proper body ergonomics. This volunteer position will largely take place outside and is a rain or shine job–commitment will not be based on weather conditions and we ask that volunteers maintain a commitment regardless of weather conditions.

Golf Cart / Utility Car Driver

Do you have a clean driving record and want to showcase your skills behind the wheel of a golf cart or small utility vehicle?

Music in the Mountains is looking for responsible folks to drive for our concert events. Duties include delivery of directed set-production materials like chairs and music stands, as well as delivery needs like carting supplies such as ice or other foodstuffs. Volunteers must have excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills.A clean and current Driver’s License is a must. Drinking on the job will not be tolerated.

Grounds Crew

At MIM, we believe in leaving the world better than we inherited it and that is true for every show.

What better way to spend a beautiful day than helping Music in the Mountains clean up our beautiful venues during and after events.

Volunteers will stay after our shows and will get to watch a show in its entirety. They will experience the after-hours magic as we strike a venue for the next event.

Volunteers for this position should be environmentally-conscious and be able to bend at the knees to pick up trash and recycling.

This position may require volunteers to work late hours.

Gate / Parking Attendant

Music in the Mountains needs volunteers to monitor the gates for our concert events.

No driving is necessary. Duties include pointing patrons/volunteers/staff etc. to the correct parking lots and/or venue gates so that patrons may find ample available parking.

Light training and direction will be provided. Duties may include checking parking passes, helping VIPs find their designated parking spaces, directing other volunteers, directing for ADA accessibility, and assisting with direction to transport where needed and/or applicable.

This volunteer position will take place outside and is a rain or shine job–commitment will not be based on weather conditions.

Hand-Writing Mailings

Music in the Mountains has a casual volunteer position that only requires legible handwriting—beautiful handwriting is a plus but only legible handwriting is necessary to be included in our handwriting team.

Volunteers must be able to adhere to data and enjoy a methodical task.

This will almost always be an indoor task. Times and days for this opportunity may be flexible, based on project.

After training, this volunteer opportunity has the potential to become a home-based or solo opportunity, depending on availability.

Envelope Stuffing

Music in the Mountains has a casual volunteer position that only requires patience and no fear of a small paper cut or two.

Volunteers must be able to give attention to detail and enjoy a methodical task. This will almost always be an indoor task. Times and days for this opportunity may be flexible, based on project.

After training, this volunteer opportunity has the potential to become a home-based or solo opportunity, depending on availability.

Data Entry &
Information Management

Do you have a keen attention to detail?

Do you love data?

Does an accurate spreadsheet thrill you?

At Music in the Mountains we rely on up-to-date patron, student, and donor information to help provide the best experience for everyone involved with our Platinum Star Rated non-profit organization.

From updating addresses and name changes to making certain our database for ticket-buyers is accurate, our data-entry and information management volunteers are essential to the organization.

Because some of our information is private or sensitive, an application process is required for this volunteer position.

Housing Host
for an MIM Musician

Open your home to house a musician. Dates range and are flexible.

From one of our past hosts:
“Hosting a musician for Music in the Mountains has brought countless numbers of new friends into our home and has filled it with music, laughter, and precious memories. As our musician practiced in the evenings, we got to enjoy her beautiful music playing softly, making its melodic way throughout our home as we fell asleep.”

Host responsibilities: Supply a room and bathroom. The bathroom can be shared. Host allows kitchen access. Hosts do not need to supply meals or food, though some do. They do not need to supply transport. Most musicians drive here or rent a car.

All hosts are offered two free tickets to the July 3rd concert and they can ask their musician to obtain a discount on other concerts.

Office Admin Assistance

Sometimes you’ll be reading a book. Sometimes you’ll be answering phones. Sometimes you will wonder if the copier has a personal vendetta against you. And, the entire time, you will be surrounded by people who are fun and supportive!

Music in the Mountains is looking for a few volunteers to help in the office. Join the Music in the Mountains staff in the office to help forward calls and take messages. No initial experience is necessary. Volunteers must be friendly, personable, able to give attention to detail, and enjoy a methodical task. Volunteers must be enthusiastic about the MIM mission and friendly to donors, vendors, and patrons.

Training will be provided initially but volunteers are asked to be self-driven after training. We work in a data-driven, fast-paced environment with a staff that occasionally works off-site.

Spring Clean
for Storage Unit

Do you watch HGTV and drool at the “after” moments?

Do you have a hankering to see a well-organized space?

Are you willing to sort through beloved treasures and dusty shelves to bring peace-of-mind to a 42-year-old non-profit organization?

Maybe you are just excited to throw things away.

Look no further than Music in the Mountains’ (MIM) Spring Clean Up for our Storage Unit. Years of event production and love-of-community-events has built up clutter and we need to do away with what we can’t use in order to make space for the new. MIM is looking for both brains and brawn on this project.

Got a truck for a dump run? Even better!

Business Sponsorships

Partnering with Music in the Mountains

is not just a sponsorship; it’s an opportunity to align your brand with a beacon of cultural excellence and educational devotion in the heart of California’s historic Gold Country. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, MIM is a cornerstone of the vibrant arts scene in Grass Valley and Nevada City, offering a blend of world-class performances and comprehensive music education that is unparalleled in the region.

At the core of MIM’s offerings is the celebrated SummerFest, a classical festival that transforms the days leading up to July 4th into a flourishing celebration of music, art, community, and culture. This festival showcases the MIM Festival Orchestra and soloists—exceptional musicians from across the nation—alongside our dedicated MIM Chorus of volunteers, delivering performances that range from powerful classical masterworks to beloved pop favorites and groundbreaking new compositions.

SummerFest’s venues are as unique as the performances themselves, including the enchanting “red barn” of the Amaral Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, transformed into an elegant concert hall, and outdoor concerts under the Ponderosa pines; the acoustically superb Peace Lutheran Church; and the Dunham Estate, where great music meets exquisite cuisine in an unmatched atmosphere.

Beyond the stage, MIM’s commitment to music education profoundly impacts the community, touching the lives of over 5,000 students annually through initiatives like the nationally recognized Young Composers Project and Carnegie Hall’s Link Up. MIM passionately advocates for the importance of music education, stepping in to fill gaps left by budget constraints in local schools with innovative programs designed to bring classical music to the next generation.

Your sponsorship of Music in the Mountains signifies more than support; it represents a partnership in fostering a thriving cultural and educational landscape in Nevada County. This is your chance to associate your brand with excellence, community engagement, and the transformative power of music. Join us in making a lasting impact on our region, celebrated for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant arts scene. Let’s create harmony together. For inquiries and to explore the myriad of opportunities awaiting, please connect with us. Together, we can make music that echoes throughout our community and beyond.

Thank you so much for wanting to keep the great music alive.

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