Volunteer for Cottages, Gardens, and Cantatas!

The COTTAGES, GARDENS & CANTATAS, Carmel Bach Festival’s (CBF) fundraising garden tour, is returning as a live event!  Put on your comfortable walking shoes, your white shirt and dark pants and get ready to don your Volunteer apron! Register to volunteer today!

The event is on May 6 from 11-3 and will feature two volunteer shifts:  10:45 – 1:15 and from 1:00 – 3:15 pm.  You may volunteer for either or both shifts.  If you volunteer for a single shift, you should have enough time to visit all five of the homes as they are within Carmel-by-the-Sea. Volunteer discount tickets are available for purchase by April 17. 

As a volunteer, you will be welcoming patrons, answering a few questions about your featured home (information will be provided prior to the tour), point out steps and other obstacles, check attendee tickets and be cheerful and positive. Make it an outing.  Invite a friend(s) to volunteer with you and when your shift is over…go tour the other homes! 

Volunteer with the Carmel Bach Festival

It’s entertaining and dynamic - the music, the sense of community and belonging. It's a great way to make new friends and a fun thing to do with old friends. The parties, the talent, the networking, the food, the people, the ability to support your community, learn something new, and re-discover something old all are benefits of volunteering.

Volunteers support the Festival’s mission of celebrating the works, inspiration and ongoing influence of J.S. Bach, and we invite you to join our team. If you have questions about volunteering with the Festival, contact Volunteer Coordinator Barbara Johnson at 831.624.1521 extension 112 or email at barbara@bachfestival.org

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