Becoming a Tacy Volunteer

We're glad you want to work with the Tacy Foundation. 

    Getting started is a simple process:

    Fill out the online consent forms

    Watch the welcome video below!:

    For Children and Teen Musicians of All Levels

    This Fall, you'll then be invited to meet a Tacy Foundation staff via a telephone conference call, as a followup orientation and audition.  During quarantine, we will not meet in person.When MCPS and Virginia schools reopen we will meet in person for Orientation followup and immediate entrance in the programs in playing or mentoring at that point. if you're interested in our live music performance, play a brief piece of your choice as a short audition. When quarantine ends, we will resume auditions in person every Saturday at at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD (9901 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD -- meet in the main lobby). Let us know when to expect you. If you're too far away to drive there, we can make an alternate arrangement.

    • We also have volunteers who play piano, viola, cello, flute, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, Asian harp, Asian flute, double bass, electric guitar, as well as those who sing. We can't wait to see you and learn what you can do!
    • After your audition you will be invited via to select the programs and events of interest to you and start "inspiring hope, note by note" by participating in our virtual music, card making, research for seniors' favorite music, and cheerful writing projects to lift Seniors during the COVID lockdown in seniors' facilities.   Mentoring programs and Live Music projects will resume when schools reopen. 
    • You can volunteer as much or as little as you like. Eligible MCPS students will earn SSL credit for participation.  Northern. Virginia, Frederick, Howard, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Baltimore Counties and District of Columbia schools will also be very happy to give student service learning credit to your work.
    • Depending on the ways that you choose to volunteer, you will receive a more in depth orientation for performance roles or complete additional training for mentoring roles.

      For Parents, Relatives, and Other Awesome Adults

      Adult volunteers like you play a critical role in coordinating programs and events and supporting children and teens in "inspiring hope, note by note." We're currently looking for:

      • Site supervisors - supervise a regular Tacy Foundation event at a hospital, senior center, or school (on-site, average time commitment is 4 hours a week). Training is provided.
      • Program coordinators  - work with a number of site supervisors to support and ensure a high quality, consistent, and joyful program (remote, flexible schedule, average time commitment 4-8 hours per month). Training is provided.      

      Student Service Learning Log Sheet can be found here

      Please Read and Follow this Procedure to get SSL Hours Credit

      Additional Consent Forms:

      HIPPA Form (Suburban Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital)

      Holy Cross Hospital Form

      Adventist Hospital Audition Form