Volunteer Opportunities 2018-19

Visit the Parents Association section of the parent portal to sign up as a volunteer, view the committees you signed up for already, and for a complete list of Parents Association committee members and their contact information.

Volunteering time to support the students and staff of George School is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other parents and the larger community! Opportunities abound and are broad-ranged, running the gamut from organizing the Opening Days activities to providing baked goods for student events. There are great options for any parent’s schedule.

Ad-Hoc and Budget Committee members meet in late April to allocate funds to teacher requests and prepare the Parents Association budget for the upcoming school year.

Admission Ambassadors work in conjunction with the Admission Office helping prospective families learn more about George School during the admission process. They follow up with families by phone or email after a campus visit and help at Admission campus events, gatherings, and fairs. Events take place throughout the school year.

Book Distribution Day volunteers help on the first day of classes when students pick up their books and other needed items at a designated time in Marshall Center. Monday, September 3, 2018.

Career Pathways Committee members recruit speakers from various professional backgrounds to make presentations to small groups of students for the annual Career Day, as well as support career education throughout the school year.

Clerical Assistance volunteers assist with mailings and other clerical tasks in the Advancement Office throughout the year on an as needed basis. This is a good fit for those who can be available during the day.

The Commencement Flowers Committee creates the floral arrangements for Commencement Meeting for Worship, which will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

The Cookie/Candy Drop Committee. At the end of each academic term, volunteers make three to four dozen homemade cookies for distribution to all students during exams. Volunteers gather and bag candy for delivery to campus mailboxes on Valentine’s Day and Halloween.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon/Winter Formal Committee members plan and oversee the appreciation event, encouraging all parents to contribute their favorite dishes and/or donate funds. For Winter Formal, volunteers organize donations of healthy snacks and baked goods.

The Fathers Committee was created to explore and provide opportunities for fathers to get involved in school activities and issues that impact our children as well as to build community and actively engage in the school.

George School Fund Parent Ambassadors serve as advocates for the George School Fund within the parent community. They make connections with fellow parents and help to educate them about the importance of philanthropy at George School. This is a good opportunity for parents of both boarding and day students to be involved, as ambassadors can perform outreach on their own schedule from wherever they might be around the globe. The Advancement Office provides training and support.

Hosting International Students during school breaks if students cannot travel home or are unable to make other accommodations is a great help to the school. Parents can volunteer to host for part or all of a school break.

International Parent Reception Committee members attend an afternoon reception in late August for new international families to help welcome them to the George School community.

Opening Days Committee. Returning parents and students greet, direct, and assist new parents and students as they register during Saturday of Opening Days. Some support may also be needed a few days before Opening Days and on Sunday.

Mentors for New Parents contact parents new to George School in late summer and early fall to welcome them into the community and answer questions.

The Student Health and Wellness Center needs parents to drive boarding students to routine doctor appointments during the day, deliver soup, cards, etc. to students who are in the infirmary for a couple of days.

Some on campus volunteer jobs may require a background check. The Parents Association Executive Committee will alert you if this is required of your position.