Volunteer Registration

2019 Festival | June 9–16, 2019

Volunteering for the June 2019 Festival & Exhibition

BEMF Volunteers have been the lifeblood of our biennial Festivals since the very first Boston Early Music Festival in 1981! This major international event – gathering over 20,000 enthusiasts to Boston every two years – simply would not be possible without the dedication and enthusiasm of nearly 100 BEMF Volunteers who are active at every opera and concert performance, as well as all public events throughout the Festival Week. Of course, volunteering at BEMF cannot possibly suit all schedules and career ambitions, but, if you’re interested in joining our team of BEMF Volunteers, we would love to have you!

Applications are now being accepted for 2019 BEMF Volunteers.

There is a broad selection of volunteer opportunities during the 2019 Festival, from Sunday, June 9 through Sunday, June 16, including ushering at performances, assisting at the Exhibition, and managing admission at Masterclasses, workshops, lectures, symposia, and other concurrent events. In exchange for your time and efforts, BEMF Volunteers will receive:

  • complimentary admission to all events for which you volunteer
  • a Staff Shirt
  • a Festival Yearbook
  • a Festival Week Pass to the world-famous Exhibition and all Concurrent Events

Download a 2019 Volunteer Application at BEMF.org

The 2019 Volunteer Application is available in .DOC format for downloading, and can be returned via

Email: volunteer@bemf.org
Fax: 617-661-1816
US Mail: Boston Early Music Festival, 43 Thorndike St., Suite 302, Cambridge, MA 02141

To request a hardcopy of the 2019 Volunteer Application, email volunteer@bemf.org with your name, mailing address, phone number.

Be sure to follow the helpful checklist included on the 2019 Volunteer Application so we know your availability during the Festival Week and for the Volunteer Orientation Session. Applications should be submitted by Friday, May 17, 2019 and early submission is greatly appreciated. Volunteer slots are filled on a roughly first-come, first-served basis, though we will make every effort to honor your preferences when possible.

Please email volunteer@bemf.org or call 617-661-1812 with questions.