CYSO depends on its valued volunteers to maintain the year-round operations of its programs. CYSO friends, alumni and parents can volunteer in various ways including: assisting with planning and execution of special events; selling merchandise and handing out programs at concerts; setting up concert receptions; and assisting CYSO 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 CYSO, please let us know!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kevin Gupana at 312-939-2207 or via email for more information.

Parent Partners

All CYSO parents are invited to join the Parent Partners, a group of parent volunteers dedicated to supporting students by holding enrichment and social events, as well as fundraising. Past activities have included a meet-the-conductor event and a parent picnic during a CYSO concert at Millennium Park. Parent Partners help secure auction item donations for the CYSO gala and help set up and decorate on the day of the event.

Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni are encouraged to maintain connections to the CYSO community and each other. Through any of the above mentioned volunteer opportunities or alumni specific opportunities like hosting a homecoming event, we hope our alumni will continue to be involved with CYSO.

Also, be sure to check out the other opportunities for CYSO alumni to stay involved with the organization, including becoming a member of the CYSO Alumni Association!