Get Involved

Whether donating time, instruments, expertise, or monetary support, our legion of volunteers and supporters make the work of El Sistema Colorado possible. Read on, for information on four different ways to get involved:

  1. Volunteer
  2. Make an in-kind donation
  3. Book a concert
  4. Donate instruments.


El Sistema Colorado needs your help! Volunteers make a huge impact on our organization, and we have different types of opportunities for you to pitch in.

  • We often need help with events, administrative work, and other special projects. From concert preparation to data entry to making paper violins, there is always work to be done behind the scenes to provide excellent programming for our students.
  • We also need volunteers to work closely with students in our program: assisting in rehearsals and performances or teaching lessons, for example. As the safety of our students is our top priority, these volunteers will be required to go through a more rigorous on-boarding process, including a background check, reference checks, and training.
If you are interested in volunteering with El Sistema Colorado in either of these capacities, please fill out our online volunteer application. For more information, please email
*Please note, all registered volunteers will be background checked before working directly with students.

Make an In-Kind Donation of Goods or Services

Consider supporting El Sistema Colorado by donating goods or services that will offset program expenses. This might include instruments, musical or sound equipment, office supplies or equipment, snacks or school supplies for students, transportation or ? Let us know what goods or services you could provide that would help us meet the needs of our El Sistema students and program.

We are proud to acknowledge the contributions of donors with a personalized thank you letter, special invitations to events, personalized tours, acknowledgement and link from our website, in program materials and at events. You will also receive a receipt for your tax deductible donation.

Book a Concert

The opportunity for El Sistema’s young musicians and singers to perform in the community is an important aspect of the program, developing their sense of social responsibility, increasing engagement with the community and developing their self-confidence and pride of accomplishment. We are sometimes able to donate student performances for nonprofit organizations, but ask for assistance with transportation costs. Paid student performances for companies, organizations and events help to offset program costs.

Book an El Sistema student performance by contacting us at 720-675-9870

Donate an Instrument

Have an instrument tucked away in a closet or under a bed? Please consider donating it to El Sistema Colorado and we will put it in the hands of a grateful student. El Sistema students need instruments of all types, including Brass (trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba), Woodwind (flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon), Percussion (drums, cymbals, bells) and String (violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar).

We also appreciate donations of musical and sound equipment.

You will receive a receipt for your tax deductible donation.

To donate an instrument, contact Program Manager Christian Galdamez at or 303.284.3631