While monetary contributions are always welcome and exceeding useful, do not forget that you might have skills and talents that could help the Tysons McLean Orchestra achieve its goals through volunteering.  

Volunteers bring their time and new ideas to the table to help drive the organizations goals. Consider how you can help as a volunteer!

Ushers and Concert Night Support

Help patrons find their seats, pass out program books, and assist with any questions at the concerts. Training is required for all new volunteer ushers.

Concert Volunteers: please call us at (703) 893-8646 or email us.

Office Support

Provide office support to the TMO staff during regular office hours, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Duties include assisting with mailing projects and helping with other clerical functions.

Office Volunteers: please email us.

Join a TMO Committee

2019-2020 Committee Sign-up Sheet

TMO committees help drive work and direction of the organization.  TMO recently opened its committee membership to non-board members.  There are five (5) key committees that report to the board.  

The Artistic Advisory Committee ensures the artistic quality of the orchestra’s concert programming and McLean Youth Orchestra educational program.   It helps plan the seasons, solicit audience feed-back, and develops outbound programming to support audience development.      

Skill-sets:  artists, educators, community partners and musicians.  This committee typically meets quarterly.

The Development Committee leads the important fundraising work of the organization (corporate support, major gift / individual support and other special fundraising initiatives) by helping to cultivate new funding sources and programs, such as grants or partnerships to participate in.

Skill-sets:  fundraising experience, sales, non-profit experience, grant writing and local connections with the Tysons business community.  This committee typically meets monthly.

The Finance Committee advises the Board on the financial matters that include the managing the Orchestra’s endowment investment, ensuring proper accounting policies and procedures, and coordinating the annual budget process with input from other committees.  

Skill-sets:  accounting, banking and investment policy, tax law, and budgeting.  This committee typically meets to review the financial well being of the organization at the close of each quarter.  

The Governance and Nominating Committee ensures the organization fulfills its legal, ethical, and functional responsibilities.  This committee recruits new members to the board and to the committees while maintaining organization’s rules and policies.

Skill-sets:  non-profit experience, legal knowledge, and that person who knows everyone.  This committee typically meets monthly.

The Marketing and Outreach Committee promotes the organization and its mission both near and far.  It handles all the print, web, social & multi-media promotion.  The committee’s primary function is for people to #GET TO KNOW – TMO, and ensure seats are filled.

Skill-sets:  graphic designer, lay-out, writing copy, photography, video/audio, marketing experts, web-designers, social media influences, and advertising.   This committee typically meets monthly.

Download, complete and return the 2019-2020 Committee Sign-up Sheet