What do you look for in a volunteer opportunity? Community betterment? Fostering the imagination of a classroom of children? Interacting with local musicians? Rediscovering your passion for music?

If any of these topics struck a chord, we invite you to join our 500 volunteers and explore the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s volunteer league, Forte! Founded in 1959, Forte supports the symphony through educational outreach, community engagement and event-driven fundraising. By offering time and skills, volunteers foster lasting and committed relationships while helping to secure the long-term sustainability of the orchestra.



  • Ushering for MSO classics and pops concerts
  • Ushering concerts for young people
  • Becoming a docent for a classroom of children preparing to see the orchestra
  • Greeting at the Salon series, concerts for small groups in exclusive homes around the city
  • Participating in our corporate volunteer program, either individually as an expert or as part of a team-building initiative
  • And many more!



Forte volunteers impact nearly 40,000 people annually, including 20,000 school-age children. They sit on the MSO Board and inform volunteer opportunities throughout the MSO. We invite you to join Forte, and bring your own skills and passion to the Milwaukee Symphony as we build up the arts in our community. Where do you see yourself making a difference?


*Please note that we have switched to a new volunteer website. You will need to create a new account with new login and password information. If you had previously volunteered with the MSO and had used Volgistics, your login and password will not work on VolunteerHub.



If you have questions about MSO volunteer opportunities or registering your account, please contact Sam Hushek, Events & Volunteer Manager at or 414.226.7839.