Volunteer

Interested in volunteering at school for the 2017-2018 school 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 accordion tabs below. The tab will expand to show you the descriptions.

Early Childhood Volunteer 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 Volunteer 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.

Assist the LS Librarian

Help the LS librarian weekly for 30 minutes.

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, 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 6, 2017)

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

Health Emphasis Week (September 25-29, 2017)

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

Jingle Bell Boutique (December 5, 2017)

Wrap gifts during designated wrapping days (October/November), set-up Dec. 4 or work sale day Dec. 5. Help students shop for the holidays and pick out gifts for their loved ones.

Sock Hop (February 2, 2018)

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 21, 2018)

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

FAME (March 2018)

Mat artwork prior to March 16; help with set up or tear down at event.

Lower School Musical (May 16-18, 2018)

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 29-31, 2018)

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 24 and hang artwork prior to May 25.

Field Day (June 4, 2018)

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

School Supply Kit Sign up and Distribution (Spring 2018 and August 2018)

Middle School Volunteer 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 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 25-29)

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

Science Fair (February 6)

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 required to participate). See the young scientists in action!

Parent Dinner (March 21)

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

Middle School Musical (March 14-17)

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 29-31
)

Set up or tear down; help the art teachers transform the Middle School gym into an art gallery.
Mat student artwork prior to May 24. Hang student artwork prior to May 25.

High School Volunteer 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.

Parent Breakfast (February 1, 2018)

Help with set up or serve breakfast to the students and their parents at this special event. (Set-up may be the afternoon prior to the event.)

All School Volunteer 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 16, 2017)

As we celebrate our 40th year as a school, this event occurs during Homecoming. Set during a day full of High School sports activities, 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 7, 2017)

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 14, 2017)

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 17, 2017)

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 for roll call, play fun games and display what they are thankful for on a special tree. 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 roll call...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.

Grandparent Day

(November 20, 2017, for Middle or High School)
(November 21, 2017, 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 Fundraiser (Fall)

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 23, 2018)

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.

Spring Book Fair Fall Planning Committee & Book Selections
Spring Book Fair (October and April 17-19, 2018)

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 beginning April 13, 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 2017 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 Pop-Up Sales

The Big Dig Garage Sale is being revamped into smaller Pop-up Sales. Be in the know about what great finds are at the sale. Help will be needed with sorting and pricing items before the sale and during the day of each sale.

Cavalier Golf Open (May 21, 2018)

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 30, 2018)

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.



PARENT ASSOCIATION PRESENTS

7:00 p.m. October 25
7:00 p.m. February 7
Noon April 20


STEERING COMMITTEE MEETINGS

8:30 a.m. September 14
8:30 a.m. October 26
8:30 a.m. January 18
8:30 a.m. March 8
8:30 a.m. May 24

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