The commitment of on-site volunteers, as well as the work of Guild members, is one of the most meaningful compliments to the Opera.

Volunteer Opportunities

From seasonal to year-round opportunities, there are many ways to volunteer on and off-site at the Opera!

Opera Shop

Seasonal volunteers assist shop customers—responsibilities include packaging, folding and customer service assistance; in addition, day-time volunteers will be responsible for stocking and pricing merchandise. A commitment of 7 volunteer nights and/or days is needed.

dress rehearsal night Chaperones

These select dress rehearsals are open to youth groups in late June and July. Chaperones may assist with pre-performance educational activities, distributing flyers, related Pueblo Opera Program activities, or selling refreshments.


Volunteers are primarily needed for filing, alphabetizing and copying, mainly during our off-season (September - May). Other departmental needs include assembling of mailings, collating, data entry, sorting of press clippings, archives and computer-work. Training and instruction provided as needed.


From stitching (hand and machine) to embroidery, needlepoint, beading and other special detail work, seasonal volunteers make costumes come to life. In the off-season, volunteers are sometimes needed to assist with the organization and maintenance of costume storage and stock.

Seasonal volunteers provide support to properties craftsmen constructing and sewing props as well as painting sets.

School Support

Work in conjunction with Santa Fe Opera staff and our Artists-in-Residence on local youth projects. These projects are site-based partnerships with area schools and volunteers are needed on as as-needed basis during the off-season.

Click Volunteer Application to register or login and apply now to volunteer.