Volunteering

Parent volunteers are an integral part of our school community.  Volunteering sends the message to your kids that their education is a priority and that you support them and their school.  Not only will NLS reap the benefits of your hard work and enthusiasm - you will too. By interacting with teachers, administrators, and other parents on a regular basis, you'll gain a firsthand understanding of your child's daily activities and Northern Light School’s culture.  We welcome your participation!
Opportunities to volunteer include (but are not limited to) the following:
 

Year Round Opportunities

  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Chaperone Field Trips
  • Extended Care Snacks ($10=1 volunteer hour)
  • Playground Maintenance – Trim weeds and plants
  • Parent Teacher Community – Serve on Core Team and/or committee, fundraise, attend monthly meeting
  • Room Parents (PS-8) – Liaison between teacher and parents
  • Sports Clubs/Teams – Volunteer coaching, transporting students to games
  • Parent Ambassador – Help with admissions 
  • Student Clubs and/or After School Enrichment  - Lead clubs or after school workshops

 Month By Month Opportunities:


August
Family Workday – Painting, cleaning, assembling furniture, gardening
 
September
Mandatory Parent Orientation – Set-up
Welcome Back Dessert Social – Clean-up
Picture Day – Help with organizing students for pictures during the school day
 
October
Jog-a-Thon – Help with set-up, clean-up, registration, run activities and booths, secure donations/health vendors
Shoo the Flu – Help with organizing students for Flu Vaccine during the school day
Red Cross Blood Drive – Donate blood
Halloween Dance – Set-up, donate snacks, clean-up
 
November
Vida Blue Liberty Mutual Golf Tournament – Help with set-up, registration, clean-up, transporting supplies and equipment to golf course
Picture Day – Help with organizing students for pictures during the school day
Fall Open House – Recruit families to attend Open House, distribute flyers
 
December
Holiday Celebration – Set-up, clean-up
 
January
Winter Open House – Recruit families to attend Open House, distribute flyers
 
February
Valentine’s Day Dance – Set-up, donate snacks, clean-up
 
March
Annual Gala and Auction– Secure donations, load and transport decorations, clean up, set up
St. Patrick's Day Dance – Set-up, donate snacks, clean-up
 
May
Staff Appreciation Week – Donate supplies, food, organize volunteers
Sew sashes for graduating class
 
June
8th Grade Graduation – Set-up, clean-up