Volunteer Opportunities

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There are many ways for Catlin Gabel community members to make a difference at the school, and volunteers play a vital role. We welcome parents, guardians, grandparents, alumni, and friends to get involved—whether it’s every week, once a month, or once a year. 

Catlin Gabel Fund Ambassadors

The Catlin Gabel Fund Committee is made up of parent volunteers from across the divisions. These volunteers educate families about the importance of annual giving and help cultivate the culture of philanthropy through their outreach.

The Catlin Gabel Fund Committee is made up of 16 parent Fund Ambassadors. These dedicated volunteers reach out to families in their grade to educate them about the importance of the CG Fund, generate enthusiasm for events like the annual auction and other giving events. If you love this school and feel passionately about giving back, this role might be for you!

Please contact Evan Lewis, Catlin Gabel Fund, Director, to learn more about volunteering for the Catlin Gabel Fund.

Annual Benefit Gala

The annual Benefit Gala is the school’s largest annual fundraising event and raises approximately 35 percent of the Catlin Gabel Fund. We rely on dedicated parent volunteers to make this evening possible!

Organizing a successful event of this size takes thoughtful preparation and dedication. Proceeds directly support our students, teachers, and programs. We depend on the generous volunteer support from our community to help communicate, plan, and organize the many details. Some duties are ongoing for months at a time, while others require just an hour or two of your time. Volunteer opportunities include: 


Do you have creative ideas and enjoy reaching out to people? Are you willing to ask a business or friend for an in-kind donation? Are you willing to reach out to your network to help secure one-of-a-kind experiences to auction off during the event? This role is for you! Join the team of parent volunteers that procures items and has fun doing it!


Love being creative? Want to make art with students? Volunteer to help create the class art projects to be sold at the auction.


Assist the development team with administrative tasks to prepare for the evening. This could include data entry, organizing packages, helping with décor, and so much more!


Volunteer to help before, during, or after the event. Activities include auction set-up, staffing as a greeter, selling raffle tickets, and post-event organization.

Parent Faculty Association (PFA)

The PFA encourages participation in activities and programs, helps facilitate schoolwide communications, and works closely with faculty and staff to enrich the Catlin Gabel community. More information about current grade-level representatives and council roles can be found on the Parent Faculty Association webpage.