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PBO relies on a dedicated group of volunteers to assist at concerts and special events and to house our guest artists. This support is critical to helping Philharmonia maintain our position as the leading period-instrument orchestra in the country, and we deeply appreciate it. If you are willing and able to contribute your time and energy, we would love to hear from you. 

Concert Assistance

Your “can-do” attitude and love of working with people will be welcomed when you assist PBO as a Concert Assistant. You may be asked to fill the traditional role of an usher, or you may assist our box office, sell CDs, or any other number of duties. No experience is required—just your willingness to be flexible, ability to work with a broad range of colorful personalities, and lots of energy. However, experience ushering/working in a busy concert environment is preferred as is the ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

To volunteer for concert assistance, please contact Isaac Bunch at


Donor Events

As a Donor Event Volunteer, you will play a significant role in thanking our esteemed Philharmonia supporters, while demonstrating the importance of an approachable attitude and gracious professionalism. Special Events require that you dress business casual, and you may be asked to pour and/or serve alcohol. No experience is required, although the ability to lift up to 25 lbs and stand for long periods of time is preferred.

To volunteer for donor events, please contact Lisa Ramos at 

House PBO Guest Artists

Want to make a closer connection with world-renowned guest artists and out-of-town orchestra members of PBO, perhaps over a home-cooked meal or coffee in the morning? During each concert set, we ask local PBO supporters to graciously open their doors and host our visiting musicians who will share the stage with our Orchestra.

We are still in need of gracious hosts to offer comfortable rooms for our guest artists during the current season. Accommodations in the East Bay are preferable. If you’d like the opportunity to connect with our visiting musicians in a most unique way–and have a spare bedroom–this is the opportunity for you.

To volunteer to house guest artists, please contact Isaac Bunch at