PYPO depends on its valued volunteers to help with the success of its programs. PYPO friends, alumni and parents can volunteer in various ways including:

  • bringing and setting up snacks,
  • assisting with planning and execution of special events,
  • selling merchandise,
  • handing out programs at concerts,
  • setting up concert receptions and other events,
  • assisting office staff with mailings or other office work.

We are always looking for volunteers for ongoing and specific projects throughout the year. If you have special skills that you would like to offer PYPO, please let us know!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Executive Director Erika Pierce at staff@pypo.org


Parent Volunteer Committees

Snack Committee:

Number of Volunteers:  

  • 3 different volunteers each week to each bring 6 dozen snacks for Prelude and Philharmonic rehearsals on Saturdays

Job description:

  • Snack volunteers – 3 volunteers are needed per week to bring in 6 dozen snacks for Saturday rehearsals.  Families are able to sign up for one or more weeks to bring in snacks via SignUpGenius and this commitment will last only during the week(s) that you sign up to donate snacks and occurs during student drop off time.


Performance Committee:

The Performance Committee is one of our most important committees.  These volunteers coordinate and are responsible for selling tickets for our concerts as well as handing out programs and assisting with other important aspects of the PYPO performances.  Since the staff is behind the scenes (and on stage!) during our performances, we rely on our volunteers to help to make our concerts a success!

Number of Volunteers:

  • One chairperson
  • 10 Committee volunteers

Job descriptions:

  • The chairperson will coordinate committee volunteers to assist in selling tickets during dress rehearsals and two hours before concerts, passing out programs/collecting tickets before performances and plan receptions to follow.  This job will take place during the dress rehearsals and concert dates in the 2017-18 season.
  • Performance Committee members will be asked to assist in tickets sales during concert dress rehearsals and before concerts, pass out programs, collect tickets before performances, and assist with receptions after performances.  This job will take place during the dress rehearsals and concerts dates in the 2017-2018 season.


Social Committee:

Number of Volunteers:

  • One chairperson
  • 2-3 parent volunteers

Job description:

  • Chairperson will designate and coordinate volunteers to assist in the advertising and planning of social event(s) for all PYPO musicians.  Committee Jobs will include finding and securing facilities for the social to be held, organize teams based on students that signup (i.e. Strings vs. Winds) if applicable, compiling an informational email to send out to families advertising the social and have committee members present the day of the social(s).  
  • Volunteers will assist the chairperson in the planning and advertising of the social event(s) for the PYPO musicians.  Responsibilities may include sending out informational emails to families about the social, creating a tournament bracket based on the number of students that are signed up (if appropriate), and attending the social to coordinate.

Please note:  social events will be selected by staff and board members.


The PYPO Gala Committee needs your help preparing for our Fundraising Gala scheduled for Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the LaMont Restaurant on Mount Washington.  Are you great at making gift baskets, or perhaps know some business owners who would donate for our auctions?  Do you enjoy decorating for events, or are you willing to give an hour or two of time at the Gala?  Please consider signing up!



 Please click below to help at the table during the Barnes and Noble Fundraiser:



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