Volunteers - Detroit Opera

For lovers of opera, dance, theatre, history, and community.


Volunteers are the heart of all we do! They are ambassadors for Detroit Opera, and the city of Detroit, warmly welcoming patrons from near and far, to the beautiful, 100-year-old Detroit Opera House for an experience they will cherish forever.

Join Detroit Opera’s Volunteer Community and Share your Gifts and Talents, Have Fun and Make Friends while participating in a multitude of opportunities all supporting Detroit Opera’s Mission. Easily sign up for events using our online volunteer portal.


  • Opera House Ushers – Assist with welcoming, ticket scanning, seating, and directing patrons for a wide variety of performances ranging from opera, dance, Broadway, comedy, concerts, private events and more.
  • Opera House Docents, Tour Guides & Cabooses – Learn the fascinating history of the Detroit Opera House and share your expertise as you guide tours and open guests’ eyes to the many unknown facts and features of our beautiful building.
  • Divas and Divos – Welcome visiting artists to Detroit and make their stay more enjoyable by hosting Meet & Greets, planning meals, gatherings and more.
  • Light Walkers- Volunteers replace singers/actors on stage as the Lighting Designer, Director, and Production Team plan, adjust, and focus the lighting for a show. This opportunity gives volunteers a true “behind the scenes” look at how a production is built for performances.
  • Detroit Ambassadors – Detroit Opera Ambassadors program cultivates, trains, and empowers volunteers to contribute to audience development efforts at the grassroots community level.
  • Administrative Aids- Volunteers savvy with computers, data entry, Excel, WORD, PowerPoint assist with office duties on or off site that help keep our wheels turning.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer usher, click below to fill out the prospective volunteer form or e-mail us at volunteer@detroitopera.org.

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