Completing Service Hours
Many hands make light work…and more affordable tuition! Each year, the service hours completed by parents contribute greatly to keeping our affordable tuition model alive. Yearly, these service hours equate to more than $250,000! Speak with your class teacher, class parent, the office, or browse the calendar below to find out what volunteer opportunities are available.
Many of these opportunities are flexible and can be done at any time. Some opportunities, such as snow crew, are seasonal/as needed and other opportunities, such as joining a committee or becoming a parent leader, have recurring commitments throughout the year. Browse the list below to find a way to help during a day & time that is convenient for you!
Winter Snow Crew
Enjoy a little spur of the moment manual labor? Grab a shovel during drop, pick up, or any time to help clear pathways during snowy days. Keep an eye out for slick, icy spots where sand/salt may be needed and help keep our campus safe and walk-able!
- 2-5 families are needed to share the responsibility of clearing walkways around campus shortly after a snowfall.
Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, help is needed to keep the campus landscaping and gardens beautiful and thriving. Weeding is often needed on school pathways, building perimeters, and labyrinth. Watering trees, especially the newly planted young trees, is critical in the hot summer months!
- General gardening
- Compost crew
- EC play-yard trench work
Outdoor Classroom Upkeep
We are so grateful for our Outdoor Classrooms. And they need some TLC. Sign Up Here!
Handwork & Crafting
This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity to do at home and at your own leisure. Crafts are needed throughout the year for classroom activities, school festivals, and Parent Association craft sales. Crafting needs for a specific festival or sale can be found on the volunteer calendar, but should be worked on ahead of time so they are ready by the event date. Please check the volunteer calendar and/or inquire with your Class Parent/Class Teacher/Main Office for more information about upcoming crafting needs.
Handywork, Carpentry Projects, & Repairs
If you like DIY projects, using power tools, or have a background in plumbing/electric, these volunteer opportunities are for you! Whether it is building a play structure, re-tiling a bathroom, re-painting a classroom, or filling cracks in the parking lot, there’s always something that can be done to help maintain our campus. Please inquire with the main office to learn more about upcoming projects.
- Parking lot repair
- Sign painting
- IT & data wiring
Join a Committee: Become a Parent Leader
The parent community provides vital support to the school. Parents make the school possible, not only because they send their children, but because they have the willingness to serve and raise funds which are critical activities for all independent schools. Through committee work with faculty & board members, parents are instrumental in coordinating and providing both individual classes and school-wide social activities which generate goodwill, deepen the understanding of Waldorf education, and promote the growth of the school community. Parents share the responsibility for creating and sustaining the life and culture of the school. The parent/teacher relationship is critical to the well-being of the individual child. Parents and teachers support and enhance the growth and development of the children collectively through conversation and mutual support.
Each grade and early childhood teacher invites a parent (or several) to serve as Class Parent(s) for the school year. Class Parents support the teacher in planning events and notifying all of the families in the class of pertinent information. Class Parent positions are usually filled at the first Parent Evening.
PA Committees: Community, Faculty, Fundraising, & Festivals
Join a committee or become a committee chair – currently looking to fill committee chair positions for the 19/20 School Year! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with interest and to find out what this commitment means.
New Parent Ambassador
Help new parents navigate our school! Community helps us thrive; be a source of support for new families. At least one parent from each class is needed.
Basement Clearing, Organization & Donation Crew
The basement has accumulated many things over the years. Let us know if you can help clear out unneeded items from the basement, load into a car, and take to Goodwill or to donate elsewhere. Thank you!
Interested in volunteering, but not quite sure what to do? Sign up to let us know what your skills, interests, and availability are.
Logging Your Volunteer Hours
Please log your hours on BigSIS Parent Portal to make sure you get credit for all of your hard work!