Volunteers

Volunteering
at the Manitoba Opera

Volunteers are essential to the success of Manitoba Opera.

Each season volunteers provide hundreds of hours of their time, skills, and expertise in a wide variety of areas from stuffing envelopes to assisting patrons in the lobby at performances and sitting on the Board of Trustees. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to meet new people, learn new things, and see operas for FREE!

From teenagers to long-time patrons and corporate citizens, Manitoba Opera volunteers come from all walks of life and from all age groups and backgrounds.

Being a volunteer is a great way to enhance your opera experience. Volunteers are also provided with complimentary tickets to performances.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Membership on the Board of Trustees and sitting on its committees
  • Staffing tables and assisting patrons during performances
  • General office duties
  • Assisting with mailings
  • Staffing information tables
  • Assisting at community engagement and special events

For More Information

Livia Dymond
204-942-7470



“I enjoy volunteering because it gives me the opportunity to share my love of opera directly with the Winnipeg community. I especially enjoy volunteering on Student Night as I want to encourage Manitoba's youth to attend and experience the passion and intrigue of opera."

- Irena Zlatanovic-Kovacevic



"I love volunteering with Manitoba Opera because I want to do whatever I can to promote this wonderful expression of the arts alive in this great city of ours.”

- Kurt Schwarz



“When I volunteer in the office I hear the music in my head the whole time I'm stuffing envelopes or folding flyers. Working at the performances is just sheer joy - greeting all the opera lovers, answering questions, selling at the boutique. As Ruby Mercer said, "Who needs real life when you've got opera!"

- Maraya Raduha