• Welcome! 

    There is a long history of volunteerism associated with the Gates Chili Central School District. Over the years, parents and community members have willingly contributed their time and talents to promote student growth and learning. Volunteering makes a difference in your child’s education and research shows that children whose parents are involved in their school do better academically and socially. Being a school volunteer allows you to connect to the school community and make it a better place. At Gates Chili, we believe volunteers are an invaluable resource to our teachers and students.    

    Marla Chefalo  

    Volunteer Coordinator  


    (585) 247-5345

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    The process to apply to be a Gates Chili Central School District Volunteer is done electronically and can be competed at any time. 

    Step one- Complete the District Volunteer Application found here www.gateschili.org/volunteer  

    Now available online! Click this link to apply

    Step two- Complete the Site-Specific Questionnaire for the location(s) you are interested in.  

     This link will be emailed to you once you are approved via the initial application.  


    Not sure exactly how you would like to help with or where you would like to help? 

    Call Marla Chefalo at (585) 247-5345 or email us at Marla_Chefalo@gateschili.org   


    We offer Volunteer Opportunities in the following areas:

     Classroom assistantVolunteers build a better world

    Copy room worker

    Book Fair worker

    Field trip chaperones

    Social events chaperones

    Assisting with special events

    Music department volunteers

    Athletic department volunteers 


      If you do not have access to a computer or would like help please contact our office at 247-5345 to set up an appointment.   


    If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering, you may contact the School / Community Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Marla Chefalo at 247-5345 or by email at Marla_Chefalo@gateschili.org

    Parents and students looking for information about Service Learning for Students go to the Service Learning Page here for information.