Help a child learn music. Become an OrchKids Volunteer!



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Evenings

Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


United States


OrchKids is searching for Instrumental, Resource, and Project-Based Volunteers to help support ensemble rehearsals, group lessons, homework/meal time, and other general program activities during the school year.

Time Commitment: Weekdays, between 2:25-8pm

Other Requirements: Musical background preferred, but not necessary. We CAN tailor a schedule to suit your availability.


OrchKids is a year-round, during and after school music program designed to create social change and nurture promising futures for youth in Baltimore City neighborhoods. Under the artistic leadership and direction of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Music Director Mairin Alsop, OrchKids is the cornerstone of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's efforts to expand their relevance within the broad and diverse Baltimore community.

In collaboration with several community partners, including Baltimore City Public Schools, OrchKids provides music education, instruments, academic instruction, meals, as well as performance and mentorship opportunities at no cost. OrchKids is inspired by Venezuela's El Sistema, the music program that has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in the country's most impoverished areas. Currently OrchKids works with six public schools in Baltimore City, serving over 1000 children from Pre-K through 12th grade.

  • Lockerman Bundy Elementary School
  • Mary Ann Winterling Elementary School
  • Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School
  • Booker T Washington Middle School for the Arts
  • Patterson Park Public Charter School
  • Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School

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