Opera Volunteers International is dedicated to spreading the word that volunteers are a valuable resource for opera companies. APPLICATIONS FOR 2024 GRANTS AND AWARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FEBRUARY 15, 2024.

As an integral part of this mission we have made available Matching Grants for projects to train volunteers, provide funds to implement projects and other activities optimizing the involvement of volunteers.

OVI’s Project of Special Merit award can highlight volunteer-driven projects and the ingenuity shown by your support group members.

Partners in Excellence awards are given to individuals that have given their talents and creativity in support of the opera company, the support group and the community.  Member support groups can nominate an individual for recognition. In addition, a PIE award may recognize an important anniversary or the successful completion of a major project.

Click on the links to get application information and archives of previous awardees.