Each year volunteers contribute more than 25,000 hours helping the Company in many ways.
Serving on separate committees, volunteers welcome donors at receptions and rehearsals, provide information at performances, offer insights to our repertory as docents, assist with special programs for people new to ballet, and regularly work in Company offices in many supportive administrative jobs. We have volunteer opportunities weekdays or weekends, days or evenings; assignments are based on individual interest, experience, and availability.
If you are very familiar with NYCB and would like to apply, please email Volunteer@nycballet.com for more information.
NEW YORK CITY BALLET VOLUNTEER SERVICE
Complete committee list
The New York City Ballet Volunteer Service is a group of approximately 225 people. It is composed of volunteer committees, headed by a chairperson.
The committees are:
Administrative Assistance - Providing clerical help to various Company offices. Daytime work.
Archive Committee - Assisting Company archivist at our New Jersey archive facility, cataloging, archive labeling; filing and general administrative work. Daytime work.
Backstagers - Monday morning backstage tours for young children.
Docents - Giving talks on New York City Ballet and its repertoire before performances and during intermissions. Imparting knowledge of dance history and technical aspects of ballet to the public. Giving backstage tours. Some research required. Evening and weekend work.
Information - Acting as informal public relations representatives for New York City Ballet. Giving out information during performances about the Company, membership benefits, and dance in general. Some research required. Evening and weekend work.
Nutcracker - Staffing Patron Lounge receptions during performances of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®. Evening and weekend work.
Rehearsal Service - Assisting donors attending working rehearsals. Providing information and supervising rehearsal visits. Giving backstage tours. Some research required. Daytime work.
Rose Building Reception - Assisting staff and dancers, screening and receiving visitors at Rose Building studios and offices. Daytime, early evening and weekend work.
Special Presentations - Assisting at special presentations, workshops, student matinees and lectures. Evening and weekend work.
Travelers Patron Lounge - Staffing the Travelers Patron Lounge receptions for donors. Evening and weekend work.