Volunteer Opportunties

List of 9 items.

  • Accepted Student Welcome Program

    What it is:
    • Parents who have been at LCS at least one year email families of newly accepted students to congratulate them on their acceptance and to find out if they have any questions about the LCS experience (from the perspective of a current parent)
    • All email communication is exchanged through a database that does not disclose personal information
    • Provide feedback from communication to the Admissions department to ensure that any lingering questions can be addressed
    Why we do it:
    • To establish and promote relationships with prospective families to ensure that they have an opportunity to connect with a current parent and experience a warm LCS welcome!
    How you can help:
    • Contact new families from the comfort of your home through an easy to navigate communication portal
    Timing 
    • Periodically throughout the year as offers of acceptance are extended
    • Last week of August and/or first week in September (before school begins)
    • Follow-up call in September
  • New Family Welcome Program

    What it is:
    • Parents who have been at LCS at least one year call families of incoming students’ parents to welcome them to the LCS community and find out if they have any questions
    • Parent volunteers are typically partnered with a number of families from their home country to allow parents to speak in their native language
    • Provide any feedback from the conversation to the Admissions department to ensure that any lingering questions can be addressed promptly
    Why we do it:
    • To establish and promote relationships with new families to ensure that they have an opportunity to connect with a current parent and experience a warm LCS welcome!
    How you can help:
    • Call and/or email new families from the comfort of your home
    Timing 
    • Typically, calls begin in June and can carry on throughout the summer
    • Depending upon the connection made with each family, a follow-up call can occur in the final weeks leading up to the beginning of the school year
  • Replay Shop

    What it is:
    • A temporary store selling gently used uniform pieces for two weeks prior to the start of school, as well as in School Stores throughout the year
    Why we do it:
    • As students grow throughout their teenage years, the Replay Shop helps to make uniforms available in a more economical manner for those who need them
    • To promote a “re-use” approach to uniform purchasing 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
      • Provide a warm welcome to new and returning LCS families
    Timing:
    • From as little as two hours, up to 40 hours depending upon your availability
    • Periodically throughout the summer
    • Generally, the final two weeks of August and the first week of September
    • September Arrival days for Grads, Incoming and Returning Students (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)
  • 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 with LCS through informal conversations
    Timing:
    • Typically held in October, November and February (occasionally April)
  • Parent Socials

    What it is:
    • Social events organized throughout the 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:
    • Offer to host an event! 
    • The parent socials are typically two hours long (4-6 pm or 7-9 pm). You will provide light refreshments - such as beer, wine and appetizers (there is a budget provided for this)
    Timing:
    • Variable
  • Teacher / Staff Appreciation

    What it is:
    • To foster strong community support and build relationships between the parent community and faculty/staff several times throughout the year we seek opportunities to show support to our teachers and staff. These might include but are not limited to a staff appreciation brunch, thank you messages or tokens of appreciation. 
    How you can help:
    • Join a group to help create, plan and execute one or more opportunities throughout the year.  

     Timing: 
    • Variable
  • Local Community Events (Including Holiday Decorating)

    What it is:
    • There are many events and community initiatives that take place during the school year requiring the support of our volunteers. This includes everything from Holiday decorating to large on-campus events such as Regatta Day and Alumni Reunions. 
    Why we do it:
    • To provide an opportunity for parents, students, alumni and friends of the school to visit and enjoy on-campus events
    • To give parents an opportunity to visit with their children, meet faculty and other parents
    How you can help:
    • Join the committee to plan, organize and run an  event

    • These events benefit from the creativity and energy of volunteers interested in all aspects of running events from making plans, calls and decorating, to brainstorming ideas for activities, running them, and mostly just having fun

     
     Timing: 
    • Variable
  • International  Community Events

    What it is:
    • There are many events and community initiatives that take place during the school year requiring the support of our volunteers. With the knowledge that it is not always possible to attend events in person we are seeking to provide opportunities for our international community to gather together locally.  
    Why we do it:
    • To provide an opportunity for parents, students, alumni and friends of the school to create community around the globe. 
    How you can help:
    • Join the committee to plan, organize and run this event
    • These events need 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: 
    • Variable
  • “Wherever you need me!”

     
    What it is:
    • There are many events and community initiatives that take place during the school year requiring the support of our volunteers. We are maintaining a roster of volunteers keen to help out “wherever they are needed!”
    • Our goal is to align the interests, passion and skills of our volunteers with school priorities and opportunities as they emerge.
    How you can help:
     
     Timing: 
    • Variable
If you have questions about current and alumni parent programming, events, or volunteering we welcome you to contact Stephanie LeBlanc in the LCS Foundation.

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca

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Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.


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