Volunteers - Michigan Opera Theatre

Love opera or dance? Become a Michigan Opera Theatre volunteer.

Volunteers are the heart of Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Opera House. Members of the Michigan Opera Theatre Volunteer Association (MOTVA) become a part of the Michigan Opera Theatre family and perform a number of vital tasks—everything from ushering to coordinating the annual Bravo Bravo! event.

MOTVA Volunteers are asked to make a donation of $35 annually; $25 for Ushers. Recommended donation for students is $10.

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Michigan Opera Theatre Volunteer Needs

  • Opera House Ushers – Assist with taking tickets at the door and seating patrons for performances.
  • Opera House Docents & Tour Guides – Learn the fascinating history of the Detroit Opera House and share your expertise as you lead tours through the facility.
  • Dance Council – Build an audience for dance at the Detroit Opera House through events that highlight, support and celebrate each production in the Dance Series.
  • Divas and Divos – Introduce visiting artists to Detroit and help make their stay more enjoyable.
  • MOT Ambassadors – Michigan Opera Theatre’s Ambassadors program cultivates, trains, and empowers volunteers to contribute to audience development efforts at the grassroots community level.
  • Young Patron Circle – Young professionals meet and socialize with others who share an interest in the revitalization of the Detroit Opera House. Young professionals also help coordinate and plan the highly-anticipated annual fundraiser, Bravo Bravo!
  • Other Opportunities – There are many other opportunities to get involved as a MOTVA volunteer. Participate in all facets of the Volunteer Association including office duties that keep our wheels turning.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer usher, please call the usher hotline at 313.237.3252 or contact Randy Elliott, House Manager at relliott@motopera.org.

For information about other volunteer opportunities, please contact Colin Knapp at 313.965.4271 or cknapp@motopera.org.