Volunteer Opportunities • The Gateway Festival Orchestra of St. Louis

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Do you have a passion for live music?
  • Are you looking for a way to give back to the Saint Louis community?
  • Are you looking for a flexible, fun and engaging volunteer opportunity?

The Gateway Festival Orchestra welcomes enthusiastic volunteers who have a love of live music and a passion for serving the people of our community. GFO volunteers bring their experience, skills, and new ideas to GFO operations. Volunteers can support the GFO mission in a variety of ways, from assisting musicians and audience members at concerts, to serving on our Board of Directors. Whether you have just a few hours to spare, or are looking for a rewarding new endeavor, there is a place for you with the GFO. Contact us now!

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    We thank our GFO Volunteers!

    The GFO concerts are performed by professional musicians supported by a team of volunteers. The efforts of our volunteers, the Gateway Notables, are essential to our success. We extend our sincerest thanks to the 2021 Gateway Notables:

    Ivy Allen                          

    Susan Allen-Warren     

    Darwin Aquino

    Bradley Besand  

    Dallas Blair                      

    Marie Brown                 

    Peter Bukalski    

    Allison Cimino

    Timothy Crockett

    Sophia Fiorino              

    David Gill 

    Deberah Haferkamp      

    Mike Harris

    Wendy Harris

    Paul Higdon                  

    Jacqueline Hoffman

    Dennis Hourcade

    Gary Lee

    Nina Schatzkamer Miller  

    Steve Miller  


    Twinda Murry              

    Gary Liam Scott

    Raymond Taylor             

    Steve Wamsley

    Jim Warren            

    Tom Winter

    Cathleen Woelbling-Paul

    Jason Xu

    Kurena Yamaguchi

    Some of the tasks our volunteers perform:

    Working throughout the year:                                            

    Bookkeeping, grant writing, fundraising, newsletter design, gifts, venue communications, data entry, event advertisement, preparation of mailings, program ad sales, social media coordination, program writing and assembly, music folder assembly, coordinating outreach concerts, website design, hiring musicians.

    . . . and on the evenings of our concerts:                                                              Attendance card processing, gift distribution, program distribution, donation collection, audience count, photography/videography, recycling and de-littering.

    Special thanks also goes to:

    Mt. Zion United Methodist Church for providing rehearsal space

    John Meurer for providing rehearsal space

    Musicians’ Association of St. Louis, Local 2-197 for livestreaming space

    United Methodist Church of Green Trails for livestreaming space


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