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. 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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