We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers who want to use their love of music and community to enhance the visitor experience here at the Shell. We need your help in bringing our multi-ethnic community together through music.
Check out the variety of ways you can get involved:
Spread the word throughout Memphis about the magic of free concerts at the Levitt Shell. Help us distribute our pocket calendars to local businesses and popular gathering spots, deliver sponsor and donor thank-you packages, or represent the Levitt Shell at a local event where you can help the Levitt Shell make new friends.
Join our event staff team and you will have a variety of opportunities to engage with audiences and artists. Our event staff welcome and actively engage our patrons and our artists through fun pre-concert activities for all ages. They greet patrons at our Shell Shop and collect information at each concert. Enjoy the show while you help us make everyone feel welcome!
One very important way that we pay for 50 free concerts is through the generous donations of our audience members. Each night the Bucket Brigade carries donations buckets into the audience to collect donations. Each year, we raise up to $65,000 from these donations. That's almost HALF of our artist performance budget for the whole year!
Q: Do I need previous experience to volunteer?
A: There are a few positions that require special experience. If you know how to smile and greet people with a warm hello, then you are ready. With every position we'll team you up with a recurring volunteer.
Q: Is there a minimum hours commitment?
A: There's no minimum, but we hope that you sign up for as many concerts as you can.
Q: Can children (under 18 years old) volunteer?
A: Absolutely! We’re a family-friendly venue and we have a place for everyone. We have many youth and parent-child teams that volunteer. Parents must accompany their children at all times.
Q: Do I get anything in exchange for volunteering?
A: Yes! You get to make a difference in our patrons’ lives through community building and musical performance. And you get to meet some wonderful people. If you commit to 5 or more free concerts, you get free admission to one Shell Yeah! Benefit Concert (subject to availability).