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Symphony Volunteers in the Community

Volunteer of the Year

Mission and Vision

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Ko Ellen Chatham

Volunteer of the Year:  Jo Ellen Chatham

This year, Pacific Symphony is honoring Dr. Jo Ellen Chatham who is an indispensable volunteer board member and friend to the orchestra. We celebrate Dr. Chatham for her valuable investment of time, resources, leadership and volunteer efforts.

Mission and Vision

Volunteer Services Mission:

Volunteers enthusiastically advance the mission of Pacific Symphony through the contributions of their time, talent, resources and ambassadorship.

Volunteer Services Vision:

Volunteers are the window to the community and are a reflection of the diversity of interests and backgrounds that are found in Orange County.

Heartstrings Volunteers

Pacific Symphony has a number of volunteer support groups whose members generously contribute their time and talents to support an extensive schedule of concerts, community outreach activities and education programs that serve over 250,000 children and adults each year.

As a Pacific Symphony volunteer, you have the opportunity to work and learn in a variety of different behind-the-scenes environments, from working with students in music education programs in the schools to raising hundreds of thousands of dollars at special benefit events. You also have the chance to meet other people along the way who share your love of symphonic music and your desire to make a difference in Orange County's cultural life.

Our valued volunteers are critical in our continued efforts to achieve and maintain the mission of Pacific Symphony.

Our Volunteer Commitment to You:

Instrument Petting Zoo at the Musical Carnival

  • We will offer you meaningful work that truly matters to the mission and vision of Pacific Symphony.
  • We will give you the opportunity to expand your awareness and appreciation of symphonic music.
  • We will give you assignments that allow you to grow in organizational and leadership skills.
  • We will provide forums in which you can interact with other people who are passionate about outstanding symphonic music.
  • We will thank you frequently and profusely for your contributions, and we will mean it!

Join Us!

Volunteers running the Symphony Store

To become a Symphony volunteer, complete the Volunteer Application:


Volunteer positions are available in the following areas (click to view):

Contact Us

Symphony Volunteers

If you would like information on volunteering for Pacific Symphony, please contact:

Abby Edmunds
(714) 876-2353

We will be happy to tell you about our volunteer opportunities.

Internship Opportunities

We are now accepting applications for Pacific Symphony Internship positions. Interns are welcome to work with staff in many areas of the Symphony, such as Business Administration, Education, Events Management, Finance, Human Resources, IT/Tech, Marketing, Social Media, Volunteer Services and more. Please submit a resume and complete the online application. 

The resume should be sent to

Click here to complete the online application.

For questions, please call Abby Edmunds at (714) 876-2353.

Buses arrive for the Class Act Youth Concerts

Active Volunteers


  • SCHEDULE 2019-20
    Once you have completed a Volunteer Application, met with the Volunteer Services staff team and received your Background Clearance, you are invited to schedule the dates and times you are available to volunteer in the Concert Hall for the 2019-20 concert season.
    After you have volunteered for Pacific Symphony, be sure to enter your volunteer hours to earn credit towards the annual Presidential Service Award given through the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Volunteer Orientation