Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering at school this year? Please fill out this online form. A Parent Association or event chairperson will contact you about the event.

To see more details about the volunteer opportunities listed on the form, use your mouse to click on one of the five silver accordion tabs below. The tab will expand to show you the descriptions. 

 

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION BY DIVISION

Early Childhood Opportunities

Early Childhood Carpool               

One morning or afternoon per week
Assist students during arrival and dismissal from cars to Early Childhood entrance. Sign up for a quarter, or the whole year.  

Lower School Opportunities

Carpool

Assist students during arrival from cars to the Lower/Middle School entrances. Sign up for a quarter, or the whole year. Volunteers usually help at least one time each week.

Friends of the Faculty    

Donate food and snacks for conference days, faculty education days and other special days as needed; assist with the Faculty/Staff Recognition Luncheon in June.

Hearing and Vision Screening    

Assist the school nurse as needed.

Lunchroom    

One lunch shift, every third week (Lower School lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)
Serve food, collect money and clean tables, one lunch shift, every fourth week. This is a fun way to meet new people and see your child during the school day.        

Plant, Flower and Vegetable Show  (September 10, 2014)    

Help set-up display area or help with tear down. Students tour the show in the NOG all day.    

Health Emphasis Week  (September 29-October 3, 2014)    

Provide healthy snacks for students as they learn about the importance of exercise and nutrition.

Jingle Bell Boutique (December 9, 2014)    

Wrap gifts during designated wrapping days (November 7 and others), set-up or work sale day. Help students shop for the holidays and pick out gifts for their loved ones.

Sock Hop (February 27, 2015)    

Be on the planning committee, help decorate or help during this ’50s themed event that includes a dance and hula hoop contest. Both the kids and their parents are invited to dress in '50s attire for this fabulous night of rock -n- roll that takes place in the Middle School gym.

Dads’ Breakfast (7:15 a.m. February 4, 2015)    

Help with set up or serve breakfast to the students and their dads at this special event. Set up may take place the afternoon before the event.

FAME (March 21, 2015)
Mat artwork prior to the event; help with set up or tear down at event.

Lower School Musical  (May 13-15, 2015)

There are many ways in which you can volunteer: assist with costumes, sell tickets, do make-up, take cast photos, be a grade representative. We need lots of help for this production of 250 cast members including for dress rehearsal, photo day and the grandparent performance.

Visual Arts Exhibit (May 26-28, 2015)    

Mat artwork, hang artwork and help with set up or tear down. You'll help the art teachers transform the Middle School gym into an amazing gallery filled with hundreds of sculptures, paintings and artwork. Volunteers will mat artwork prior to May 22 and hang artwork prior to May 23.

Field Day (June 1, 2015)    

Help staff games outdoors as the students learn teamwork and bond with this fun end-of year activity.  

School Supply Kit Distribution

Middle School Opportunities

Carpool

Assist students during arrival from cars to Early Childhood or the Lower/Middle School entrances one morning per week.

Lunchroom

Serve food, collect money and clean tables during one lunch shift, every fourth week

Friends of the Faculty

Donate food and snacks for conference days, other days as needed and faculty education days; assist with the Faculty/Staff Recognition Luncheon in June.

Health Emphasis Week(September 29-October 3, 2014)

Provide healthy snacks for students as they learn about the importance of exercise and nutrition. 

Science Fair (February 10, 2015)

General help and set up for the science fair which includes more than 100 exhibits that are judged throughout the school day (students in grades 4, 7-8 required to participate). See the young scientists in action! 

Dads’ Supper (February 10, 2015)

Help with set up or serve supper to the students and their dads at this special event held in the Middle School cafeteria.

Touch of Class Luncheon (February 13, 2015)

Set up or tear down and help serve at this special luncheon for all Middle School students. This is a great way meet other parents and to see the students all gussied up in suits and dresses for the school day.

Middle School Musical (March 11-14, 2015)
There are many ways in which you can volunteer: assist with costumes, tickets/admissions, do make-up, take cast photos, assist with sets. We need lots of help for this production of 80+ cast members including for dress rehearsal, photo day, the grandparent performance, school performance and two evening performances.

Visual Arts Exhibit (May 26-28, 2015)

Set up or tear down; help the art teachers transform the Middle School gym into an art gallery.
Mat student artwork prior to May 22. Hang student artwork prior to May 23.

High School Opportunities

Chaperone

Assist teachers in supervising a special event, party or trip.

House Activities (ongoing)

Assist in planning a house trip or activity.

Friends of the Faculty

Donate food for conference days and faculty education days; assist with the Faculty/Staff Recognition Luncheon in June.

Dads' Breakfast (February 26, 2015)

Help with set up or serve breakfast to the students and their dads at this special event. You might even snap a special photo of your student with dad. (Set-up may be the afternoon prior to the event.)

All School Opportunities

Cavalier Clothing Company

Take a shift at the booth helping with spirit wear and physical education clothing orders and sales at Back-to-School Nights, conference days and other events through the school year. It is a great way to see what the newest spirit wear items are and to meet a lot of parents

Lili’s Garden

This colorful garden is located outside the Early Childhood area and plays an important part in the outdoor exploration of the students. Help is needed with weeding, mulching and plant care.

Assist the Librarian

Love books? Volunteer by assisting the librarians in the Lower, Middle or High School libraries. 

MORE DETAILS: Lower School library volunteers are needed to assist with classes. Volunteers check books in and out, assist students with book location and shelve books. Volunteer for a couple of hours once a week. Grandparents welcome! 

Assist in the School Offices

The school offices and the admission/development and publications office can use help answering the phones, with mailings and other projects as needed.   

Canterbury Fund (fall)   

Help is needed in the development office during this annual giving campaign, including making phone calls in the fall or helping with mailings throughout the year.

Fall Family Picnic (September 20, 2014)

Set during a day full of High School sports activities during homecoming weekend, the picnic is a great place to meet families from all school divisions. Help is needed with set-up and staffing.

Canterbury Scholar Competition and Malone Scholars Testing  (October 4, 2014)

Current area eighth graders compete for merit scholarships for High School. Volunteers will greet students and their parents, help with set up, clean up or serve light refreshments. (Current eighth-grade parents are exempt from this opportunity).

Family Fun Run/Walk (October 11, 2014)

This event helps participants feel healthier while at the same time helping with the issue of hunger in our community through donations of canned food. Help is needed with set-up and staffing for this huge community event that benefits the Associated Churches Food Bank. 

Thanksgiving Feast (November 21, 2014)

The Thanksgiving Feast is an amazing yearly tradition of bonding among the students and teachers as all school divisions mix together at the Covington campus to form 30 unique families. They create skits, make-up turkey calls and work on a service project. Volunteers are needed to help with cutting pies, delivering them to the classrooms and with serving. Volunteers may then watch the extremely creative Thanksgiving Day skits and turkey calls...if you have not volunteered for this event before, don't miss out. It is the only way as a parent you will see it, and it is truly unique. Don't forget to bring your own pie server. 

Grandparents’ Day

(November 24, 2014, for Middle or High School)
(November 25, 2014, for Lower School)

Help organize, be a greeter, or clean-up for this wonderful day when grandparents get to go to school with their grandchildren...and they don't just observe. You might even see a grandparent taking a test! 

Plant Fundraisers (Fall/Winter)

Parents don't have to go far to find beautiful poinsettias to decorate their home or business for the holidays. Orders for our high quality plants are taken during November and the plants are generally distributed the first week of December. Assistance is primarily needed manning tables to solicit orders at school events and in the distribution of plants in December at the Middle School. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Parent Association.

Laughing Cavalier (February 7, 2015)

Volunteers are needed throughout the year to help plan this elegant fundraiser which features dinner, auctions, dancing, friendship and fun. Help with planning, soliciting auction items or set-up/tear down.

5th Grade Scholar Challenge! (February 21, 2015)

Help with set-up, serve light refreshments and greet the fifth-grade students and their parents at the Middle School for this merit-based scholarship opportunity. All area fifth graders are invited to take the challenge. Fifth grade parents are exempt from volunteering for this event.

Spring Book Fair  Planning Committee, Book Selections - ongoing
Spring Book Fair (April 14-16, 2015)

Volunteers needed to assist with the sale and to plan the event. It's a marketplace of books, artwork and culture that the whole school and the community enjoys. Volunteers are needed in October/November to help select the books, games and activity kits that will be sold during the book fair. Volunteers also are needed to decorate, help with set up, tear down and staffing the sale in April.

More Details:  Each spring Canterbury holds a wonderful book fair for our families and the community. Volunteers help select the hundreds of books, activities and games sold at the fair.  Individuals interested in being on the selection committee for the 2014 Spring Book Fair are invited to a meeting in late September (TBA). You will learn more about the book fair at this meeting, and all categories of books will be assigned. Categories are divided by grade level and types of books, such as historical fiction, sports, easy readers, etc. 

Big Dig Drop-Off Days, Sorting Items and Garage Sale (May 1-2, 2015)

This is the Parent Association’s biggest fundraiser for the school. Help is needed throughout the school year on collection days and to sort items. Volunteers are needed once a month for two hours. Volunteers also needed to help on moving day, sort and price items the week leading up to the sale or work the sale days. Be in the know about what great finds are at the sale.

Cavalier Golf Open (May 18, 2015)

An 18-hole Florida scramble and tailgate are the focus of this event which supports Canterbury School athletics in every division. Help with organizing the event, mailings, prizes or sponsorships and meet a lot of people along the way.

Spring Luncheon (May 27, 2015)

Each spring parents, grandparents and friends are invited to a special luncheon celebrating the arts at Canterbury School. Volunteers are needed to help with set up and to staff the luncheon, which takes place in the transformed Middle School gym during the Visual Arts Exhibit highlighting Lower and Middle School artwork and the Children's Choir.

SCRIP Sales/Distribution

Help at the SCRIP Store on Tuesdays. 

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