Saskatchewan Choral Federation
 
 

Volunteers

Volunteering with the Saskatchewan Choral Federation

Love music?  Like to give back?  We're always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with our programming and governance.  Everything from stuffing envelopes to setting organizational direction - there are lots of ways to get involved!

Contact the SCF office at 306-780-9230 or email information@saskchoral.ca to see how you can volunteer with SCF!

Currently we're looking for assistance with:

Choral Library (Ongoing)

The Saskatchewan Choral Federation has an extensive library of choral music with more than 6,000 multiple-copy titles for loan to SCF members and 10,000 single-copy selections available for research.  Find out more about the Choral Library here >>

* Catalogue Checks (3 hours, variable) – Help us maintain our lending & research libraries. Alphabetize music in preparation for review by the Library Committee, sort and file research music, work to suit your schedule.


SCF Board of Directors

We’re always looking for enthusiastic, engaged, forward thinkers who want to make a difference to Saskatchewan’s choral community. If you have a passion for music and a desire to make a difference - let’s talk.  Find out more about the SCF Board of Directors here >>


ChorFest Saskatchewan (February 10-12, 2020 - Regina)

Be part of SCF’s provincial festival of choral music for all ages and genres of group singing. The festival focuses on choral growth and development through performance, adjudication and workshops with accomplished choral clinicians. ChorFest volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation session (1 hour)Find out more about ChorFest Saskatchewan here.

* Reception/Registration Desk (6 shifts - 3 hrs, 1 person per shift) Monday, February 10 – Wednesday, February 12, 9:00am – 12:00pm, 12:00am – 3:00pm - Volunteers working at the reception/registration desk are there to assist choirs with getting started with their ChorFest experience. They handle the initial contact with all the choirs, prepare evaluator packages with the music the choir brings and also help control the flow of traffic through the doors of the performance venue. They are the first point of contact for all volunteers and choirs for the festival.
* Choir Ushers (6 shifts - 3 1/2 hrs, 3 people per shift)  Monday, February 10 – Wednesday, February 12, 8:45am – 12:15pm, 11:45am – 3:15pm - Each usher is paired with a choir for the duration of the choir’s stay at ChorFest. They help lead the choir from room to room and assist with keeping the festival on schedule. As each choir leaves the space, the usher ensures the room is put back in order for the next choir to arrive. If a conductor has a request or needs special assistance, the usher is the first point of contact to ensure the conductor has everything they need for a rewarding ChorFest Experience.
* Secretary (6 shifts - 3 hrs, 1 person per shift)  Monday, February 10 – Wednesday, February 12, 9:30am – 11:00am, 12:45pm – 2:15pm - The secretary sits with the evaluators and assists them with the paperwork for each choir. They also ensure that the evaluators have everything they need during their time at ChorFest.
* Emcee (6 shifts - 2 hrs, 1 person per shift)  Monday, February 10 – Wednesday, February 12, 9:15am – 11:00am, 12:30pm – 2:15pm - The master of ceremonies welcomes choirs/guests, introduces clincians and choirs, reads the choir's biographies, gives announcements and assists with audience control as necessary.
* Set-up and Take-Down (5 - 10 hours over the course of the festival, 2 people) To be announced - these people assist with the set-up of equipment, chairs and organizing each space required at ChorFest.
* Stage Manager (30 hours over the course of the festival, 1 person) - The stage manager oversees all warm-up, performance and workshop areas to ensure all the required equipment is all ordered, delivered, set-up and operational. They will also ensure equipment is torn down and packed for return following Chor- Fest. *Previous stage managing experience is preferred.



SCF Summer Music Camp (July- 2019 - Regina)

SCF Summer Music Camp is a weeklong music day camp for campers age 8 to 12. Throughout the week campers sing together, learn new instruments and experience a variety of other arts activities.  Find out more about Summer Music Camp (Regina) here >>

* Kitchen Helper (4 x 4 hours, 1 person) Tuesday – Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm - The kitchen helper works in the kitchen to help prepare snacks as well as distribute snacks and lunches to campers at the designated meal times throughout the day.
* Audience Usher (2 hours, 1 person) Friday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm - The audience usher greets and distributes programs to everyone who comes to the final concert. They also assist with crowd management during the final concert ensuring safety and comfort.
* Set-up and Take-Down (3 hours, 2 people) Friday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm - These people move equipment to the concert venue and help with setting up and tearing down the equipment, chairs and reception following the final concert.