Parents' Association

PA Volunteer Opportunities

Parents' Association Volunteer Opportunities

As a parent or guardian in this community, you are automatically a member of the Parents' Association. There are so many ways to get involved! Sign up for a single shift; serve on a committee; or take the lead on one.  There’s something for everyone.

A La Carte Volunteer Opportunities

We know certain times of the year are busier than others. The PA has many singular volunteer opportunities where you can volunteer during a time of the year that works best for you:

  • Annual Dinner (September): Assist with table set up the morning before the dinner or create centerpieces in advance of the dinner.

  • Cougar Run/Fall Fest (October): Volunteers set-up/clean up, register runners, direct runners on course, manage water table, supervise obstacle course, etc.  Fall Fest volunteers supervise pumpkin painting, manage the snack table, etc. 

  • Festival of Books (November): Sign up for one or more shifts to help with set-up, checkout, restock books, and reorganize book tables. 

  • Movie Night (February): Volunteer to set up or serve popcorn.

  • Game Night (February)

  • KAM Day of Service (April): Volunteer to lead an activity or sign up for one of many service projects on KAM Day.

  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon (May): Volunteer to serve a meal or help decorate on Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day.

  • Frogtown Fair (May): Sign up to work the candy table, the craft table, hand out ice cream, serve lunch, or manage the lines at the firetruck ride or the petting zoo. There are many opportunities to help on the day of the Frogtown Fair.

  • Logo Store: Volunteer to work a special sale or to help once in a while when the logo store is open for shopping hours. 

  • Community Service:  Projects occur throughout the school year.  Volunteer for one or more service projects.

Prefer to take on more than one shift? Serve on a committee or join as a vice chair or co-chair

We welcome all parents and guardians! Volunteering is a wonderful way to share your talents while supporting the school and getting to know other families across the community. Our goal is to combine experienced committee leaders with new ones in rotating chair and vice chair roles for all of our committees, so everyone is well supported.

Some committees support an event and have more concentrated time commitments and others involve more minimal effort throughout the school year. Committees are structured to accommodate parents and guardians who have other commitments (zoom planning calls, in person meetings around drop off/pick up, evening/weekend sessions, etc.)

For your reference, below is a list of the PA Committees seeking leadership:

  • Annual Dinner (September): Volunteers needed to create ideas for centerpieces for dinner tables.

  • Class Representative Program: Send monthly emails to the class about upcoming events, organize parent gatherings, and plan year-end teacher gifts.

  • Community Service: Work closely with division heads and faculty to organize and manage community service events across all school divisions.

  • Cougar Run/Fall Fest (October): Plan and manage this community fun run and small “festival".

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI): Work closely with the DEI Parent Task Force and the NCCS Leadership Team, including the Director of DEI, to promote a sense of belonging within our community and to plan events around DEI topics.

  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation: Create ideas to show faculty, staff and the administration how much they are appreciated by the NCCS parents and guardians. Events in the past have included pie day, pop-up coffee-truck on campus, May luncheon all taking place on campus.

  • Festival of Books (November): Spearhead our annual celebration of literacy with a book sale.

  • Frogtown Fair (May): Plan and organize our community gathering of games and activities.

  • Greenery (One each semester): Organize and manage greenery sales.

  • Host Family Program: Welcome new NCCS families by serving as a resource and connecting them with other NCCS families through playground meet-ups and coffees.

  • KAM Day of Service (April): Organize our community-wide day of service, including serving as a liaison between the community organizations, PA and NCCS and managing volunteers.

  • Logo/School Store: Coordinate with vendors to design and purchase store items, track and organize inventory, market items, and host special sale events.

  • Mothers at Work (MAWS): Organize group gatherings, such as potluck dinners, book discussions, or career panels.