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Volunteer Committee

We Love Our Volunteers!

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Volunteer Committee (KWSVC) originated in 1948 as the KWS Women’s Committee and evolved to become the KWS Volunteer Committee. The Volunteer Committee is an independent charitable organization closely associated with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and works with that organization on many fronts.


Throughout the year the KWSVC holds a variety of events to raise funds which all go to the KWS. The House & Garden Tour of Note, several card parties and the Showcase Boutique at Signature and Pops concerts are regular sources of revenue.
In addition, projects are held from time to time to augment our revenues:

March 10, 2016 - Celebrate a Rising Star Concert. This fundraising concert is presented by the KWS Volunteer Committee and Laurier's Faculty of Music. Featuring the Ken Murray Concerto Competition Winner in performance with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.

May 5, 2016 - Spring Card and Games Party - The KWS Volunteer Committee’s annual Spring Card and Games Party will be held at the Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church . This fund-raising event for the KWS includes a delicious luncheon and is a fun time with cards, games, door prizes and a chance to play with friends and to meet new ones. Tickets are only $25.00 each. Get your table of players together and call or email Gloria Rudney to reserve your tickets (519-742-9687 OR

June 11, 2016 - House and Garden Tour of Note.  Join us for a self-guided tour of wonderful homes and gardens including a silent auction and refreshments.

During the Concert Season – Showcase Boutique – check us out in the Main Lobby at the Centre in the Square when you attend a concert.

Youth Orchestra

The KWSVC administers approximately $12,000 in scholarships to members of the Youth Orchestra, the Youth Sinfonia, the Youth Strings, the Preludium Strings and the Concert Band which are all organized by the KWS Association.

Other Support

Catering KWS dress rehearsals.

Staffing the Reception Desk at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts.

Supporting Education and Outreach programs by helping with school concerts and teaching in schools.

Providing drives, to and from airports and locally, for visiting guest artists and for Edwin Outwater.

Preparing mailings and other projects as requested.

Join Us

We always welcome new members and new ideas. For more information, or to join the KWS Volunteer Committee, please contact:

Harry Lane, Committee Chair

or the Membership Convenor:

Sue Moskal


Go to the online membership application