Volunteer Opportunities      

We need your time and talents! Register online to volunteer for all Parents' Club and school-sponsored events. Here is a brief description of the volunteer opportunities available:

General Volunteer

If you are willing to help in some way, but are unsure of your availability at this time, please check this box and we will add you to all our volunteer databases. We will contact you with opportunities as they arise and you can opt out of any opportunity that does not work with your availability at that time.

Owlfest – October 23, 2019 4-6:00pm

A fall carnival for ECC and Lower School children. Volunteers are needed for the Owlfest committee to coordinate and assign responsibility for Owlfest Booths.  There will also be volunteers needed the day of Owlfest for decorating, ticket sales, setup and clean up.  You will receive an email to sign up for committee participation and/or Owlfest shifts prior to Owlfest.  The day of Owlfest there will be shifts available during the morning, afternoon and at Owlfest.

Holiday Treasures Gift Shop – December 9-13, 2019

The Holiday Treasures Gift Shop is an annual gift shop that provides an opportunity for ECC, Lower School, and Lower House Middle School students to “shop” for holiday gifts for family and friends.  Volunteers are needed to assist children in the gift selection process and wrapping gifts.  Shifts are available every day throughout the week – Morning, Afternoon, or Both. You will receive an email with available shifts to choose from prior to the Gift Shop.  Volunteers are also needed in the month prior to the event for pre-wrapping of gifts and display set up.

Book Fair – January 27-31, 2020

The Book Fair allows children an opportunity to select and purchase new books while raising funds for the school library.  Several volunteers are needed daily to assist the younger children with building their book “wish list”.  Volunteers are also needed for decorading and set up prior to the book fair, clean up after the book fair and assisting the two busy mornings of Donuts for Dads.  Shifts are available everyday throughout the week – morning, afternoon, or both. You will receive an email with available shifts to choose from prior to the Book Fair.

Boosterthon – March 30 - April 9, 2020

Our first fundraiser of the year starts just a week after school starts. This is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Oakridge Parents Club. Volunteers are needed to process orders and then pull prizes for the students. There are three shifts during the fundraiser. Shifts begin after morning carpool drop-off with breakfast/brunch provided. Several volunteers will be needed the day of the Fun Run to help mark laps and guide children through the course. You will receive an email with available shifts to choose from prior to the FUNdraiser.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation – August 19, 2019, November 21, 2019 and May 1, 2020

These luncheons provide a great opportunity to show our Oakridge faculty and staff how much we appreciate all they do for our children. Volunteers do not need to be present the days of the lunches in order to bring food.  Volunteers are needed to bring pre-assigned food items to carpool the morning of the luncheon and/or help serve during the luncheon and for set-up and clean up.

After Prom – April 25, 2020

This party is a lock-in for Upper School students to provide a fun and safe environment after their Prom.  Volunteers are needed the evening of the lock in from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM (two shifts are available).  Volunteers are needed for registration, chaperoning, supervising activities, photography, and distributing door prizes.  You will receive an email with available opportunities to choose from prior to the event.

Done In A Day (as needed throughout the year)

These are ongoing volunteer opportunities for those that are available and flexible or would like to be called upon as the Parents Club or Development Office needs help and when your schedule allows. Volunteers are needed for mailings, preparing copies, assist for events, data entry, database work, office support.

Grade Level Coordinator

Grade Level Coordinators are responsible for communicating throughout the year to the entire grade level. Grade Level Coordinators will work with the Divisional Activities VP as well as the Divisional Chairs to coordinate parties, notify parents of event details, and choose class party volunteers. Grade Level Coordinators are responsible for ensuring each class party is complete with volunteers, etc.

ECC and Lower School Classroom Party Coordinator throughout the year

ECC & LS Classrooms have 3-4 parties each year (Valentine's Day, Egg Hunt (ECC only), Winter Holiday Party, and End of Year Party). The party coordinator is responsible for sending out the Sign-Up Genius to all the classroom parents to solicit help and supplies. The party coordinator will also help facilitate the activities the day of the party. Party coordinators will need to be present the day of the event and must be willing to help set-up & clean up. If multiple parents request the same party the grade level coordinator will select parents to coordinate based on needs.

Middle School and Upper School Socials – throughout the year

Each school year The Oakridge Parents’ Club hosts 4-5 student socials for Middle School and Upper School students such as snack days, ice cream socials, luncheons, and/or dessert parties to periodically add some fun in the school day for the students.  We need parent volunteers to help make these socials a success.  You will receive an email with available opportunities to choose from prior to the events.

Middle School

Ice Cream Social

Holiday Brunch

Valentine’s Day Lunch

Spring Dessert Party

End of Year Party (5th -7th grade)/8th Grade Graduation

Upper School

First Day Snacks

Fall/Valentines Dessert Parties

Healthy Snack Days

Dodgeball/Pizza Party


School Sponsored Volunteer Opportunities

Super Supper & Auction – February 29, 2020

This fundraising gala provides guests a festive dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and raffles.  Volunteers are needed to serve on the planning committee, donate auction items, set-up/decorating, work the night of the event and clean-up.  Interested volunteers will be contacted by the Chair of the Super Supper & Auction directly.

The Oakridge Golf Classic - May 4, 2020

The annual fundraising golf tournament helps raise funds for the Owl Club (athletic booster club). Volunteers are needed to serve on the planning committee and volunteer the day of the tournament.  Interested volunteers will be contacted by the Chair of the Oakridge Golf Classic directly.

Annual Fund - All In For Oakridge!

The Annual Fund is the fundraising priority of The Oakridge School.  It plays a critical role in supporting the needs of the students, campus and its’ programs.  Volunteers are needed for serving as grade-level coordinators who promote the Annual Fund through education and awareness about its’ significance to the school. Interested volunteers will be contacted by the Chair of the Annual Fund directly.

Library Volunteer

Mrs. DeWinter is looking for parent/grandparent volunteers to assist in the library in various tasks throughout the year. These can be reading to some of the ECC and Lower School classes, working with groups on projects, shelving books, or other misc. tasks. Selecting this box will let her know you are willing to be contacted to help throughout the year.

THANK YOU for your help in making OAKRIDGE the best it can be! We couldn't do it without your support.

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