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. Join the GFO Team! 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 2022 Gateway Notables:


    Ivy Allen

    Susan Allen-Warren

    Peter Bukalski

    Allison Cimino

    Marie Cuccia-Brand

    Michelle DeFabio

    Pat Dineen

    Sophia Fiorino

    David Gill

    Deberah Haferkamp

    Anita Hagerman

    Blake Hernton

    Paul Higdon

    Dennis Hourcade

    Gary Lee

    Hollis McCormick

    Nina Schatzkamer Miller

    Twinda Murry

    Cathleen Woelbling Paul

    Raymond Taylor

    Steve Wamsley

    Christipher Thornton

    Steve Wamsley

    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:

    John Burroughs School for providing rehearsal space


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