VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT

Subject to change – currently under review for the 2024-2025 season

Edmonton String Players Association is a volunteer run, non-profit organization and federally registered charity. This means that the Music Enrichment Program is able to remain affordable and accessible to students across socio-economic borders. Without the time and support of volunteers, and the commitment of members who serve on the Executive committee, the Music Enrichment Program would not be able to continue.

Thank you to all of those who volunteered their time in various ways throughout the last season!

The Volunteer Deposit for the 2024/25 season is $300 per family

Deposit must be received in the form of a separate cheque, post-dated to June 1, 2025 and made payable to the Edmonton String Players Association.  Do not include the deposit amound with your fee payment.

The Volunteer Coordinator will distribute Volunteering Sign-up sheets via email for events such as Concerts, Rehearsals, Fundraisers, etc. All Sign-ups will be on a first come first served basis. ESPA cannot guarantee there will be enough positions for everyone to fulfill their requirement in this manner – please plan accordingly!

Your deposit cheque will be returned to you upon completion of volunteer hours for the season. Two ways to fulfill these hours are:

  • Serve on the ESPA Executive or as volunteer coordinator, fundraising chair, or casino chair. (As a charitable organization, we cannot exist without a Board!)
    OR
  • Work at least one casino shift on November 24, 2024. (Meals provided; childcare can be reimbursed if needed.)
  • All members are asked to please attend at least one ESPA Board Meeting and the Annual General Meeting

¹ Position must be held for the duration of the season or until the next AGM. See Executive Roles for more detailed descriptions of the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
² Most meetings are held during rehearsals for the convenience of all members. A schedule will be provided in advance via email and can also be found on the Calendar.

 

Official Donation Receipts will be issued to Members who choose to have their cheque cashed rather than fulfilling the volunteering requirement outlined above

There are many ways that our members and friends can help us succeed!

  1. Serve on or Chair an ESPA Committee
  2. Lead or assist with a fundraiser
  3. Participate in the annual financial audit
  4. Office administration and/or bookkeeping
  5. Music library maintenance
  6. Photography or videography services
  7. Corporate/Government grant writing
  8. Assist at a concert or other event
  9. Assist with community engagement or social media presence
  10. Setup/teardown at rehearsals and events
  11. Have other ideas? Please share!