If you love Wolf Trap, spend time behind the scenes helping deliver arts and education opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people each year by volunteering.

Become a Wolf Trap Foundation member, select an area of interest, and volunteer your time and talents, while enjoying a variety of perks.

If you’d like to usher, be a nature guide, or help with patron services, the National Park Service offers a separate volunteer program.

Wolf Trap Foundation volunteer opportunities

Gift shop volunteers
In the summer, work in the Filene Center gift shop during performances. Assist patrons with purchasing merchandise, as well as renting binoculars and seat cushions for the lawn.

Hospitality volunteers
Hospitality volunteers collaborate with the Wolf Trap Special Events team in the summer to assist with hosting Dinners on the Deck by helping set up, serve guests, and break down these events. After the event, volunteers are welcome to enjoy dinner and a beverage after the guests depart for the performance!

Barns volunteers
Assist Wolf Trap patrons with ordering food and beverages, while ensuring cleanliness throughout The Barns table and bar area during the winter season.

Office volunteers
Assist Wolf Trap Foundation staff with mailings, filing, and miscellaneous office tasks throughout the year. Office tasks performed by our volunteers are essential to Wolf Trap Foundation's operations and our staff enjoys getting to know our volunteers during the day!

Promotional Events volunteers
Assist our public outreach team at various local promotional events, by enthusiastically engaging with guests, distributing collateral and representing Wolf Trap as an ambassador in the community.

Education volunteers
Assist the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts-Field Trip Program by greeting children and teachers, answering questions, and supporting class transitions throughout the year.

Apply to become a Wolf Trap Foundation volunteer 

Benefits

  • Free entry to select Wolf Trap shows
  • Volunteer badge
  • Parking nearby the Filene Center
  • One-night pass to the Encore Circle Lounge
  • Behind-the-scenes access to Wolf Trap operations
  • Opportunity to represent Wolf Trap as an ambassador
Requirements

  • 18 years or older
  • Current Wolf Trap member
  • Commit to a certain number of shifts per summer (gift shop and hospitality only)
  • Willing to work under the supervision of Wolf Trap Foundation staff
For more information, contact volunteer@wolftrap.org or 703.255.1927.