Volunteer at Lyric - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Volunteer at Lyric

Getting involved

Volunteer photoIntegral to the success of Lyric's education programs are the 120 volunteers of the award-winning Lyric Opera Education Corps. Under the guidance of the Education Department's professional staff, Education Corps volunteers implement inschool programs, lead backstage tours, and present community lectures. Becoming a facilitator for Lyric's in-school programs is a great opportunity for former and current teachers to use their experience to enhance the education of Chicago-area students. Community lecturers and backstage tour guides come from all walks of life; the only requirements are public speaking ability and the desire to share the love of opera with others. Education Corps members attend mandatory training workshops and are accepted into each program by audition. Another volunteer opportunity is providing office assistance to the Education Department. Volunteer your enthusiasm and talents to help others enjoy opera!

Please complete the following form to be considered for volunteering.


Ticket Department Support - Approximately 20 hours per month (flexible daytime hours), volunteers support the ticket department in areas including ticket mailings, data entry audits and general office support. Great opportunity for detail-oriented individuals to meet new people while working in a well organized, friendly and relaxed environment.

For further information contact the ticket department volunteer coordinator at 312-827-5609.