Volunteer Appreciation Event
The Volunteer Appreciation Event is an annual event in which the staff gives back to our wonderful volunteers. We are a small staff and often rely on the kindness of those willing to donate their time to help us throughout the year. This event is also a great way for us to welcome new volunteers to Opera Idaho as we talk about our plans for the season and possible upcoming volunteering opportunities. Of course, we will also have a special performance from one or more of our Resident Company members who will be accompanied by our incredible staff accompanist, Betsi Hodges.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Boise Philharmonic Reception Room
516 South 9th Street, Boise
Whether you’re looking to volunteer for the first time or are already one of our many dedicated volunteers, come mingle with other volunteers and meet our staff, if you haven’t already. Our staff will be preparing and serving appetizers, wine, and other refreshments. We will have door prizes and will also be announcing the Volunteer of the Year for our past two seasons since we were unable to have this event as planned last year.
Please RSVP by Monday, August 29 by contacting Krista at email@example.com or (208) 345-3531 ext. 2.
Would You Like to Volunteer?
Become a part of the magic! Opera Idaho is looking for Opera lovers who want to work behind the scenes and volunteer to help bring the Opera to life!
As an Opera Idaho volunteer, you will have the opportunity to…
- Attend a volunteer kick-off event in the early fall
- Participate in committees
- Attend volunteer socials
- Attend and assist at Opera Idaho special events
- Plan signature events and fundraisers
- Assist with various office tasks
- Meet international opera stars
- Set and achieve goals for the opera
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Form at the bottom of this page.
Volunteer of the Year
Once a year, the staff chooses a volunteer that goes above and beyond to help wherever needed.
2021-2022 Janny Wing
2020-2021 Carol L. Montgomery
2019-2020 Bae Emilson
2018-2019 Heather, Casidee, & Abygail Ballantyne
2017-2018 Carla Fromm & Ellen McKinney
2016-2017 Susan Jones
2015-2016 Ivana Gigante
2014-2015 Regina Montenegro
2013-2014 Rose-Marie & Max Bearden and Alize Norman
2012-2013 Vicke Lee
2011-2012 Mike Stanton
2010-2011 Trish Ebsworth and Marvin Hansen
2009-2010 Dan Monasterio & Eric Jones
2008-2009 Jimsi Kuborn and Stan Fornander
2007-2008 Bernadette Bonaminio
2006-2007 Leslie Garrett
Thank You to Our Volunteers!
Last season was very successful for Opera Idaho, and that is in large part due to our dedicated group of local volunteers. Below is the list of individuals who have helped us in the last two years (updated April 2022)
Rose-Marie & Max Bearden
Joan & Phil Ehrnstein
Carla & Jeff Fromm
Fred & Sue Hebert
Boyd & Mary Leavitt
Barbara Martin-Sparrow & Roger Sparrow
Barbara & Pat Myhre
Bill & Wanda Previty
Carollen & David Ryan
Jeff & Jo-Anne Smith
Glenn & Michelle Zausmer
We routinely acknowledge our volunteers in printed materials – if you do not want to be listed, please let us know as well.