The ICC is a fabulous organization to be involved with, in part because of all the wonderful volunteers who support the directors, staff members and most importantly, the singers.
With Indianapolis having more nonprofit organizations than any other city, volunteers have many choices of where to spend their time and talent. Some of the benefits you can expect by becoming involved with the ICC are:
- Meeting new friends
- Learning a new skill by joining one of the committees
- Flexible times and commitments
- Sharing in the sense of satisfaction that you are supporting and advocating for music education
- Being part of the shared cause in community outreach that allows singers of all abilities to be included
- Research shows that people who volunteer live longer
There are several ways you can share your talents and gifts as a volunteer. Please take the time to read through these opportunities and complete the application form:
The Indianapolis Children’s Choir is governed by a community-based Board of Directors that oversees the business affairs of the ICC and is responsible for all aspects of organizational operations and growth. The board meets every other month and participates in all major events.
The members of the ICCPA are the parents of singers who support the choirs, directors and parents. This can include opportunities to promote the choir through singer fundraisers, social events, parties and logo sales. The group meets monthly during the concert season.
Join the ICC Alumni Association and become connected with a national network of people with a shared interest in music and a shared experience with the ICC. The Alumni Association has a board as well as unique volunteer opportunities. Learn more at icchoir.org/alumni
Supports the ICC’s annual fundraising gala by helping to plan the event including securing items for the event and silent auction. The time commitment is usually 5-6 meetings before the gala. The gala usually takes place in the spring (April).
This committee plans and produces our annual Telethon style event that mixes personal fundraising and performances by ICC singers, alumni, parents, and supporters in our community. The time commitment includes monthly meetings leading up to the event and the event day.
Assist the ICC staff in our office by answering the phone, making copies, sorting fundraising items, collating and data entry. Times are flexible.
Assist patrons at season concerts by performing duties such as collecting tickets, finding seats, and handing out programs. The time required is usually a four-hour shift and these opportunities are offered multiple times a year. Volunteers may participate just once or as many times as they wish.
Insert program guides in the concert schedule. This usually takes about two hours before each major concert event. Volunteers may participate as often as they wish.
Greet visitors, hand out materials and possibly set up or break down the ICC booth at community events. These community events (i.e. Penrod Arts Fair, and others) occur about four times per year. Volunteers may participate once or every time this activity is available.
For this important and much-needed role, specific training is provided. Responsibilities include helping singers get to their designated areas during concerts and checking that hair, jewelry and uniforms are in compliance with the dress code. This also includes staying near the stage during the performance to help as necessary. Chaperones are needed throughout the year for concerts and special events.
This role is responsible for taking attendance at rehearsals and performance, collecting pre-arranged absence and makeup forms, and updating directors. Choir coordinators attend the rehearsals and concerts with the choir.
This role is responsible for arranging performance chaperones and communicating the event logistics. The program, “Sign Up Genius,” is currently used by the ICC to schedule volunteers and you will be provided with a link to sign up. Performance coordinators attend the rehearsals and concerts with the choir.
This person will be the assistant or back-up to the Choir Coordinator and assists with handing out and collecting fundraising forms and items for auction baskets and other miscellaneous forms. For larger choirs, it is not uncommon to have more than one person in this role. Choir Parents attend the rehearsals and concerts with choir, and often help with special activities for the choir.
These volunteers help during the annual Summer Music Camp by passing out snacks and helping participants socialize with each other and have fun. There are morning and afternoon slots available for each of the two, week-long sessions held each summer.
*Earning exempt status as a trained chaperone is optional. To be eligible, chaperones must complete three training sessions. The first training must be in person with the training coordinator while the additional two may be completed online. The only additional requirement as an exempt chaperone is to complete the form annually to keep your interest and contact information current.