Volunteering – Pops by the Sea

The Boston pops Esplanade Orchestra entertaining a crowd of thousands

Three decades of the Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea have been made possible by the hard work, time, and dedication of our volunteers. After a positive response to changes to our volunteer program last year, we are excited to continue evolving the process:

Returning and new volunteers are welcome! Much like in 2017, if you feel you are a good fit for any of the jobs posted below and are confident in your ability to work safely in all conditions, from extreme heat to pouring rain, please proceed to fill out the online application.

After completing the form, you will receive a call from an AFCC representative to discuss our needs and ensure that your strengths will be used to their fullest potential. All volunteers must attend one of two orientation sessions to go over concert logistics and hand out t shirts, lanyards, complimentary tickets. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Emma Sullivan at esullivan@artsfoundation.org or (508) 362-0066 ext 115.

Please Note: Volunteers will NOT be allowed to sign up the day of the event.

2018 Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea Volunteers will receive:

-one lawn ticket to the show and permission to set up lawn seats at 12:30 pm, a half hour before gates open

-an official Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea t shirt

-light snacks and soft drinks during your shift

This year’s application process will include the following steps:

  • Brief phone call with AFCC representative
  • Mandatory volunteer orientation on either Wednesday, August 1 at 5:30 pm or Thursday, August 2 at 9:00 am*
  • 33rd Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea on Sunday, August 12, 2018


*If you are a out-of-state volunteer and unable to make either orientation, your application will be considered on a case-by-case basis