The Harmony Centre is run by a board of directors, and various volunteer committees that keep everything moving forward. If you have a secret passion for fundraising, publicity, renovations, or want to help out in any other way, we would love to hear from you.
Here are just a few examples of the amazing volunteers who make Harmony Centre Owen Sound a reality.
Every Thursday, a dedicated group of volunteers meet here to contribute their weekly scrub to keep this historic building spotless for our community groups and rentals, after which they enjoy hot coffee and warm company. If you are interested in joining the weekly cleaning crew, or just coming in one morning to help out, please give us a shout and we can forward you the details for the week! Many, many thanks to our stalwart cleaner Rhiannon Lewis!
On Tuesday mornings at Harmony Centre, our work crew of volunteers is in the building working hard to renovate this space into a safe, functional and comfortable venue. Through various masonry repairs, paint jobs, carpets layed, pianos moved, windows fixed, cabinets moved and organ removal, our work crew continues to make this building a fun and comfortable place in which to create and share. If you are interested in joining the weekly work crew, or just coming in one morning to help out, please let us know and we will get you in the loop! No expertise required, we learn and try to contribute as best we can. Many thanks to Frank Greaves who is our captain-in-chief for this crew!
Our vibrant concert hall can accommodate over 700 seats, which means lots of tickets and lots of bodies. For all of our concerts here at Harmony Centre, we have trained volunteer ushers to assist with events. If you would like to join our volunteer ushers roster, please contact us and we will arrange a time for you to get a tour of the full facility, training, and you can try on the glamorous usher's safety vests (only come in bright yellow!). This type of generous contribution of your time benefits all of our resident groups, as they are required to have 4-6 ushers for each concert. And, you get in for free!
Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.