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 more information on how to get involved with our program including volunteering, making in-kind contributions, booking a concert, and donating instruments.

Volunteer

El Sistema Colorado needs volunteers, including:

  • Musicians – If you have musical experience, volunteer to work with students and give them the personal attention they need to develop as young musicians. We are looking for help with lessons in all instruments and voice. We also need individuals to assist at rehearsals and performances.
  • Tutoring and Homework Help – El Sistema Colorado is committed to the success of our students in school as well as music. Volunteers are needed help to students with their homework or to work on specific academic challenges.
  • Projects – El Sistema Colorado needs volunteers to support on-going and one-time projects, ranging from data entry to preparing instructional materials for the program.

Volunteers are needed at all of our school sites (Garden Place Elementary, Swansea Elementary and Bruce Randolph Middle & High School), or you may be able to contribute by undertaking a project at your home or business location. All volunteers that work directly with students must complete a free background check.

To start the process of becoming an El Sistema Colorado Volunteer, please fill out our online volunteer application. For more information, please email volunteer@elsistemacolorado.org.

Provide Music Lessons

If you have musical experience, volunteer to work with students and give them the personal attention they need to develop as young musicians. Some students need extra support to master the basics and other students are poised to excel with one-on-one help from experienced music teachers. We are looking for help with lessons in all instruments and voice. We also need individuals to assist at rehearsals and performances.

El Sistema Colorado is also seeking scholarships for students to attend music camps and training.

Volunteers are needed at all of our school sites (Garden Place Elementary, Swansea Elementary and Bruce Randolph Middle & High School), or we can make arrangements for students to come to your location for private lessons.

All volunteers that work directly with students must complete a free background check.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Program Manager Jamie Wolf: jwolf@elsistemacolorado.org or 720-722-1372.

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 Director, Jamie Wolf at jwolf@elsistemacolorado.org or 720-722-1372.