Ongoing Volunteer Needs
Serve as a Class/Grade Rep - Class/Grade Representatives foster communication among parents and assist teachers by helping to organize traditional classroom celebrations, potlucks, class social activities, and work on school-wide events such as International Children’s Day, For the Love of Barrie, Teacher Appreciation Week, The Book Fair, After Prom, Finding Neverland, and others. If interested, please contact Theresa Valois.
Be a New Family Mentor (Buddy Family) – Welcome new families to Barrie. Volunteers are needed during the summer to reach out to families. Contact Theresa Valois in the Admission Office to help.
Lead a PTO Program or Event – Review the school calendar and contact Judy Averbach about helping provide leadership.
Be an Admission Ambassador - Assist the Admission Office with outreach by attending school recruitment fairs, helping at the Open House on October 14, and welcoming admitted families at spring receptions. Contact Admission Director Ingrid Yuryev for more information.
Help create Montessori Materials - Parent "material maker" volunteers are needed on an occasional basis to assist with a range of class projects and materials in the Lower School Office, which may include organizational projects in classrooms requested by teachers. Contact Montessori Front Office.
Cook for a Class Potluck - Classes host potlucks for various events throughout the school year. These are paired with program level events, such as International Children’s Day, Songfest, and Folk Tales, and allow parents to get to know each other. All parents are encouraged to participate!
Support Diversity Initiatives - Barrie’s Parent Diversity Alliance is an intentional space created for parents to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and perspectives into the lives of Barrie families. Parents are supported through diversity education, equity initiatives, and inclusive community building events. Alliance gatherings and events happen throughout the school year. Please contact Maati Wafford, Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs, to learn more or to get involved!
Help with Fundraising - Barrie's Advancement Committee ensures that the school has effective development and alumni relations. Volunteers reach out to other Barrie families to encourage their support of the Annual Fund and help organize Annual Fund events including the annual auction, For the Love of Barrie. Contact Judy Averbach, Manager of Development.
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