YOBC Student Interns & Volunteers

YOBC student internships are structured positions that are designed to provide students with valuable work experience in a specific area of service. Student Internships require a commitment of time and service from the student and involve supervision and instruction from a YOBC conductor or administrator. Specific responsibilities and hours are determined jointly, in advance, by YOBC and the student interns. Students may apply to be a Teaching Intern, Administrative Intern, or Social Media Intern.

YOBC student volunteers lend crucial assistance to various projects throughout the season. Volunteer service does not include a regular weekly commitment of time (like the student internships do). Instead, YOBC students may opt-in to particular projects. Students who wish to volunteer can indicate their interest by completing the Application Form. If you fill out the form, you will be contacted throughout the year about volunteer opportunities. Please read below for specific volunteer opportunities for the 22-23 season.

If you are interested in participating in any of these opportunities, please contact Ms. Cherry at echerry.yobc@gmail.com

Event: Historic Bristol Day – volunteer to help at the YOBC promo table

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Time: 10:00 – 4:30pm (students can volunteer in 2-3 hour shifts)
Location: Bristol, along Radcliffe St. Ms. Cherry will give a more specific location prior to the event

Come help spread the word about YOBC by sitting at the YOBC table at Historic Bristol Day, chatting with community members about YOBC, and passing out promotional materials. Students are also welcome to bring their instruments and play from our tent – the audience really enjoys this!

Parents are welcome to drop off their students or stay at the YOBC tent. Ms. Cherry or a YOBC Board Member will be present at all times.

Event: BCMEA String Day – volunteer to sell snacks/volunteer at the YOBC promo table

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Time: 11:00 – 1:00 (snack table) and/or 1:15 – 3:30 (promo table)
Location: Newtown Middle School

YOBC members can volunteer by helping to run the snack stand, which is a fundraiser for YOBC, and/or by manning the YOBC table in the lobby and chatting about YOBC and passing out promotional materials.

Volunteer Job: Candygram Volunteer

Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Time: 3:00 – 6:00pm (during YOBC Concert)
Location: Delaware Valley University, Life Sciences Auditorium

*Please note – this is a good job for students who are NOT in the Sunday afternoon YOBC concert. Students in Concert Winds and Symphony Orchestra will have time conflicts.

Help sell Candygrams during the Sunday afternoon Concert Winds and Symphony Orchestra concert. Volunteers will help set up the Candygram table before the concert and manage sales prior to the concert and at intermission. Volunteers will also help distribute Candygrams to the appropriate warm-up rooms.

Volunteer Job: Wind Symphony Rehearsal Set-up on 10/23, 10/30, 11/6

Date: Sundays 10/23, 10/30, 11/6
Time: 4:30 – 4:50pm
Location: BCCC

*Please note – this is a good job for Philharmonia or Symphony Orchestra students who are already at BCCC and able to stay a few extra minutes.

Help set-up for the Wind Symphony rehearsal in Room 001. It would be great if a volunteer could commit to all 3 days (10/23, 10/30, 11/6).

Details on YOBC Student Internships

Teaching Intern
Interns serve as a teaching assistant under the supervision of a YOBC conductor in Prima Strings, Concertino, or Wind Symphony. Typical duties may include tuning, leading sectionals, demonstrating skills, leading warm-ups, and individual instruction. Experienced interns may be asked to assist in conducting. Teaching intern positions involve attending the YOBC rehearsals and concerts for the group in which you are interning. Apply Here.

Administrative Intern
Interns serve as an administrative assistant under the supervision of a YOBC administrator. Sample duties may include but are not limited to data entry, library maintenance, newsletter assistance, marketing & public relations projects, and general office work. Administrative intern hours may involve work after school, on weekends, on school holidays, or during the summer, depending on the student’s schedule and work requirements. Apply Here.

Social Media Intern
The social media intern will work with and be supervised by YOBC’s staff Social Media Coordinator. YOBC uses social media for communication, marketing, and to generate excitement about our programs. Sample duties may include working on goals and planning, brainstorming projects, and/or providing photos or media from YOBC rehearsals and events. Applicants should be comfortable with the social media channels that YOBC uses (Facebook and Instagram). Apply here.