Volunteer Descriptions

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Special Events

All School Celebration

In 2020, Country Day will celebrate the end of the capital campaign, culminating into an evening of celebration in May. Volunteers are needed on committees for all aspects of the event ranging from pre-event marketing to post-event thank you notes and everything in between.  Commitment is August–May.

Run for Good

Volunteers assist event Co-Chairs on race day. Opportunities include decorations, registration, field events, entertainment, and food service. Race will occur on a weekday afternoon after school. Commitment is in September.

All School Family Picnic

Committee members assist Chair with planning, event set up/clean up as well as short assigned shifts during the event. Picnic will be held in the Fall; commitment is August–October.

Homecoming Cookout 

Families look forward to the Annual Homecoming Cookout before the varsity football homecoming game. Volunteers needed to help with setup, ticket collection, and cleanup. 

Soup Bowls for Hospice

Volunteers assist with check in, supplies, and demonstrating the bowl-making process. Volunteers also prepare clay, glaze, and pack the finished bowls for Soup on Sunday, a fundraising event for Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte. No experience necessary. Commitment is in the Fall.

Holiday Breakfast

Committee is responsible for coordinating event logistics – decorations, event set up/clean up, food, and more. The Breakfast takes place on the first day of holiday break (a Friday morning in mid-December). Commitment is September–December; availability the day before and the day of the event is required.

Annual Golf Outing 

This annual event is one of the Boosters Club's largest fundraisers. Volunteers are needed to help build teams for the event, solicit sponsors, marketing, and check-in.

Big Saturday

Please note: Sign-ups for Big Saturday take place in early January. Announcements for sign-ups will be communicated through BucsNet. Big Saturday is our largest community-wide school multi-day event held annually in April. Opportunities include: Art Pop-Up Shop, Bucs Bakery, talent show, carnival help, decorations, prizes, merchandise, signage, printing and more. 

Car Raffle

Assemble and distribute sales packets and incentives and assist Co-Chairs as needed. Commitment is February–April.

Used Book Sale

Volunteers collect, evaluate, organize used books and assist with sales at the event. Collection takes place in May; sale takes place in early August.

Lower School (LS)

Classroom Parents (CP)

CPs will work with teachers to coordinate classroom activities, secure parent volunteers for classroom and school events, including Big Saturday, and e-mail parents monthly.  Attend one meeting in August and work in partnership with CP Committee Chairs throughout the year via e-mail and phone. Two per class; commitment is August–May. 

Drama

Volunteers assist backstage with LS grade-level plays. Volunteer times are flexible and are usually between one and two hours in length.  Commitment is September–May.

Hospitality

Volunteers provide LS teacher and staff division support, including teacher snacks a few times throughout the year, help with Lunches-to-Go event, assist with Teacher Appreciation Week and two events for Plant Ops/cafeteria staff.  Committee meets once in August; standing commitment runs August–May.

Library

Assist librarians with circulation, shelving books, and the Fall Book Fair. Volunteers work two days per month and may choose from the following shifts: 10:00–11:30 am, 11:30 am–1:00 pm, and 1:00–2:50 pm. This position offers a fun, enjoyable opportunity for interaction with teachers and students during their school day. Volunteers must be able to make a standing commitment to a regular time slot, August–May.

Lower School Spirit nights

Be a part of this fun, family tradition before a football game in the fall and other sporting events in the winter and spring sport seasons.Utilize your creative talents, coordinate fun activities, or help by handing out free giveaways and prizes or volunteering in concessions.

Morning Carpool

A fun opportunity for Moms and Dads. Volunteers open car doors and supervise the arrival of children each morning.  Commitment is two mornings a month from 7:40–8:05 am, August–May.

Parent Education Representative

Volunteers act as liaisons between the Parent Education Co-Chairs and parents in each classroom. PE reps plan and host your Fall classroom parent social and help with LS coffees and lunches, including the ‘Before the Bell’ coffee. One representative per class; commitment is August–May.

Parent Education Special Events

Volunteers plan, organize, and staff special events such as the Lemonade Party, Halloween Parade, Before the Bell coffees, and Parent Ed lunches. Commitment is August–May.

Visual Arts

Volunteers hang LS student art in various areas on campus throughout the year. Volunteers should be flexible with scheduling. Commitment is September–May.

Middle School (MS)

Advisory Parent (AP)

The AP will communicate with Advisors regularly and e-mail parents as needed. The AP will also serve as support for new families in the advisory and coordinate the Advisor’s birthday celebration. One AP per advisory class; commitment is August–May.

Hospitality

Volunteers provide monthly snacks for the faculty/staff occasionally throughout the year, provide refreshments for various other school events such as the Spelling Bee, and assist with the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon in May.  Commitment is August–May.

Media Center

Volunteers work in the media center one day a month from 11:30am–1:30pm and assist with the Spring Book Fair in April.  Due to a limited number of shifts, volunteers are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Commitment is August–May.

Middle School Spirit Week

Volunteers needed at the Bissell Campus to help with a three-day Fall Middle School Spirit Week selling concessions and assisting with other spirit related activities.

Visual Arts, Music and Drama

Volunteers help support the art, music, and drama departments as needed throughout the year including preparing and hanging selected art for display, helping with auditions and plays, helping with the winter and spring concerts, and Fine Arts Night in April. Commitment is September–May.

Upper School (US)

Grade Level Support (Grades 9–11)

Volunteers assist Grade Parent with class projects, fundraisers, and special snacks during their specific grade-wide retreat, Spirit Week, Valentine’s Day and exams as needed.  Commitment is August–May.

Hospitality

Volunteers provide monthly snacks for faculty/staff, for Parents' Night in September, and the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon in April. Commitment is August–May.

Media Center

Volunteers work a one-hour shift during lunchtime 1–2 days per month throughout the school year. Duties include shelving, checking books, and other jobs with which the librarians may need help. This is a fun job that provides lots of student contact. Commitment is August–May.

Office Aides

Volunteers work in the Upper School office one day per month from 12:15–1:00pm. Volunteers assist students and parents as needed and may be asked to help with other small jobs on occasion.  Commitment is August–May.

Upper School Spirit

Spirit Days for Upper School athletes take place on campus in the fall, winter, and spring. Volunteers needed to help serve snacks and drinks. 

Upper School Visual Arts

Volunteers assist the Fine Arts department and help plan receptions, such as student art receptions and the visiting artist reception. Commitment is September–May.

Upper School Music

Volunteers help fit choir dresses and tuxedoes, organize breakfast for band participants in the LS Halloween Parade, and plan receptions for the semi-annual concerts in December and May. Commitment is September–May.

Upper School Drama

Volunteers assist the Fine Arts department with One Act Plays and the winter musical. Duties may include planning cast parties, helping with program design, ticket sales, concessions, and back stage assistance. Commitment is September–May with heavy time commitment during performances.

Boosters Club

Fall Concessions

Concession volunteers needed to help with setup, shift work, or cleanup in The Hut at Belk Stadium and The Pavilion. A great way to make new friends or spend time with old ones. See our Bucs in action from the concession stand window!

Winter Concessions 

Concession volunteers needed for help with setup, shift work, or cleanup. A great way to make new friends or spend time with old ones.

Spring Concessions

Concession volunteers needed to help with setup, shift work, or cleanup in Belk Stadium Concessions and The Pavilion.

Fall Tickets 

Volunteers needed with ticket sales at home varsity football games. 

Winter Tickets

Volunteers needed with ticket sales during home varsity basketball games in Bruton Smith Athletic Center.

Merchandise/Spirit Items

Volunteers help sell Country Day spirit and logo items during school events such as the Lemonade Party, Big Saturday, and home football games.

Special Events | Special Olympics

Several sports host pre-season jamborees or tournaments throughout the year. Volunteers are needed primarily for concessions and selling tickets. In addition, Country Day hosts the Special Olympics Spring Games and volunteers are needed to help with concessions. This is a great opportunity for Lower and Middle School parents to see Upper School students engage in community service.

Coaches' Appreciation Dinner

A special night to thank and recognize the coaching staff. Volunteers needed with event setup, decorations, and check-in table. Volunteers also help to gather raffle items given to coaches.

International

Volunteer opportunities are offered to help welcome and integrate international families into the school community. Opportunities include:

  • Host events (talks, potluck lunches and dinners)
  • Host students (exchange students)
  • Assist with cultural or global school events
  • Help with classroom projects or discussions about your country of origin

Sign up for International-Related Opportunities

 

Questions?

For questions, please contact:

Stephanie Timperman | E-mail
2019–20 Parents' Association President

Ann Ricks | E-mail
2019–20 Boosters Club President