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Volunteer Opportunities

List of 12 items.

  • New Family Welcome Program

    What it is:
    • Parents who have been at LCS at least one year, call families who are new to the school to extend a welcome, tell them about Grove Society and how they can participate and answer any questions the new family may have
    Why we do it:
    • To establish and promote relationships with new parents and families
    • To explain and promote the Grove Society and its functions
    How you can help:
    • You can contact approximately five new families from the comfort of your home
    Timing 
    • About 30 minutes per group of calls, one hour total
    • Last week of August and/or first week in September (before school begins)
    • Follow-up call to occur in the last week of September (before Fall Fair and Parent Receptions)

    Contact Fiona Harris-Stoerz
  • Replay Shop

    What it is:
    • A temporary Grove Society store selling discounted used uniform pieces for two weeks prior to the start of school as well as in School Stores through the year
    Why we do it:
    • To make uniforms available in a more economical manner for those who need them
    • To promote “re-use” and thereby support a greener LCS
    How you can help:
    • Volunteers are needed to help:
      • sort clothing,
      • hang/fold/display clothing in store,
      • assist students and parents to select uniforms, sizes, etc.
    Timing:
    • As little as two hours on a single shift, to 40 hours for the entire event
    • last two weeks of August
    • September – week before school begins, and during the three Registration periods (Tuesday, Friday and Sunday)
    • First day of school (2nd Monday in September)
    • One day in June

    Contact Louise Maltman
  • Student Registrations (Grade 12, Day Student, Boarders)

    What it is:
    • Grove Society booth is set up in the Bryan Jones Theatre Lobby at each of the three student registration times to enable parents to check in with other parents, learn about Grove Society and find out about upcoming events
     Why we do it:
    • To establish and promote relationships with new and returning parents
    • To explain and promote the Grove Society and its functions 
    How you can help:
    • Meet at the Bryan Jones Theatre Lobby half an hour before registration, assist in setting up table display (to include information packets for each family, name badges, pens and Grove Society sign)
    • Welcome parents as they arrive, suggest they complete a name tag for themselves, provide them with the information packet
    Timing:
    • Two to four hours
    • During each of the three student registration times the week before school (Tuesday, Friday and Sunday)
  • Parent Receptions/Grade Parent Receptions

    What it is:
    • Casual social gathering for parents which is held at the home of an LCS parent 
    Why we do it:
    • To give parents an opportunity to meet
    How you can help:
    • Offer to host an event! 
    • The reception is two hours long (4-6 pm or 7-9 pm).  You will provide light refreshments - typically beer, wine and appetizers (there is a budget provided for this)
    Timing:
    • Varies, at least five hours
    • Grade 9/10 Reception is held the last Friday in September from 7-9 pm,
    • Grade 11/12 Reception is held the last Saturday in September from 4-6 pm (after Fall Fair)

    Contact Tracey Blodgett
  • Fall Fair

    What it is:
    • An annual event for alumni, students, and their families. Includes sports events, bake sale, activities, tours, and lunch.
    Why we do it:
    • To celebrate our community
    • To provide an opportunity for parents, alumni and friends of the school to visit and participate in a fun event
    • To give parents an opportunity to visit with their children, meet faculty and other parents
    • Funds raised from this event support the Grove Society outreach initiatives
    How You Can Help:
    • Bake (or buy, we won’t tell!) some tasty treats and bring them to the Bake Table before 11 am for the sale
    • You can help sell baked goods at the bake table or man the silent auction table
    • Help with the Basket Grove silent auction: help is needed to create some baskets, and/or help package some others
    • Bring a basket for the silent auction (Basket Grove): create your own “theme” or if you are not feeling creative please sponsor a basket and let our Grove Society volunteers create something wonderful
    Timing:
    • One to two hours
    • Last Saturday in September

    Contact Catherine PedeVicki Cole
  • Grove Society Meetings

    What it is:
    • Through the school year, the Grove Society occasionally hosts meetings for parents to learn about what is new at the school or hear an interesting speaker, and to get together with other parents and staff. A Christmas Meeting is held each December.
    Why we do it:
    • To maintain communications with the Grove community and share information with parents
    • To promote and sustain relationships with parents
    How you can help:
    • Attend!
    • Volunteer to decorate LCS for the December meeting, the Grove Society Christmas Gathering
    • Help organize speakers
    Timing: 
    • Two hours

    Contact Lara MacGregor
  • Admissions Open House

    What it is:
    • Interested and prospective families visit the campus for organized tours, information sessions and opportunities to meet with students, staff and parents at LCS
    Why we do it:
    • To provide information to prospective families from the unique perspective of a parent
    • To promote Lakefield College School to the community
    How you can help:
    • Greet and welcome families as they arrive and help direct them to the stations/tours
    • Answer questions about the school and your experiences at LCS
    Timing:
    • Three hours
    • 10 am to 1 pm the third Saturday in October

    Contact Cara Rasmus
  • Parent Social

    What it is:
    • This is a late winter or early spring (February/March) social event organized each year by parents for parents, with a focus on fun
    Why we do it:
    • To promote and sustain relationships with other parents in a social setting
    How you can help:
    • Join the committee to plan, organize and run this event
    • This event needs volunteers who can plan, make calls, decorate, create and/or send out invitations, come up with ideas for activities or be the one to help run them and mostly just have fun
    Timing:
    • Event occurs late February or early March (before the March Break), this event does require most of the work ahead of the event from the volunteers 

    Contact Open
  • Regatta Day – Strawberry Tea

    What it is:
    • The closing event for Regatta Day, tea and strawberry shortcake is served in the courtyard
    Why we do it:
    • To provide an opportunity for parents, students, alumni and friends of the school to visit and enjoy a seasonal treat and tradition
    • To give parents an opportunity to visit with their children, meet faculty and other parents
    How you can help:
    • Serve the strawberries! All you need to know is how to use a spoon and enjoy making students and parents happy
     Timing: 
    • One to two hours
    • Last Saturday in May

    Contact:
    Strawberry Tea: Cara Rasmus
    Children's Activities: Open
  • End of Year Parent Social

    What it is:
    • This is a casual social event held at a local pub or lounge the Friday evening before Closing Ceremonies with some light food provided and drinks available for purchase.
    • This is the event to meet parents of boarding students (as well as day parents!)
    Why we do it:
    • To give parents (from both in and out of town) something fun to do while the students participate in their closing dinner and Chapel)
    How You Can Help:
    • Attend
    Timing:
    • Friday evening before Closing 

    Contact Cara Rasmus
  • Grove Golf Tournament: The Andy Harris Cup

    What it is:
    • Friendly golf tournament and dinner held every year at a golf course between Toronto and Peterborough.  If travel is an issue, a bus is often chartered for anyone who needs a ride.
    Why we do it:
    • To raise funds to support both the Millennium Bursary and the Grove Guild Bursary 
    How you can help:
    • Attend and bring your friends and family for a great game of golf and dinner
    • Sponsor a hole or donate an item or service to the Silent Auction
    Timing:
    • Middle June (typically the week following Closing Ceremonies)

    Contact Kim FaceySheila Alexander
  • Grove Roots Mentoring Program

    What it is:
    • A program for alumni to create a support network of relationships that has the ability to provide advice and guidance that is appropriate at various stages throughout their lives.
    Why we do it:
    • To help alumni in pursuit of their career and life goals.
    How you can help:
    • Volunteer to be a mentor
    • Join the Grove Roots Committee and help to match alumni to suitable mentors
    Timing:
    • The duration and nature of each Mentoring relationship is determined between the mentor and mentee. Contact can be made via email, in person, phone or video conferencing.
    • The Grove Roots Committee meets briefly twice a month to review matches. Time monitoring relationships will depend on number of relationships the committee member agrees to oversee.

    Contact Tracey Blodgett

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