Last school year our Parent & School Council raised just over $65,000 which went to school enrichment, technology, our music program, graduation trips and other curriculum enhancing events. It was a great year thanks to all those that volunteered.
For the 2017/2018 school year we have a number of key volunteer positions which are now vacant as parents and their children have moved on. If these positions are not filled, our children enrichment funds will be limited. We will not be able to raise anywhere near this amount of money and our children will not receive the same level of enrichment they have received.
If you are a new parent or a parent that’s been here for a few years, think about volunteering with us this year. Here are a few positions that are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Pizza Lunch Co-ordinator – Front Line & Back Office ( 2 positions available) – Impact to our school – Without these vital roles we are in danger of losing approximately $17,500 of fundraising dollars.
What these volunteer positions entail:
Pizza Lunch Co-ordinator – Front Line
We need someone to manage and coordinator our pizza lunch volunteers and oversee the pizza lunch once a month at the school. This requires being at the school from approximately 10am- 1pm the day of the pizza lunch(typical Thursdays) and assembling plates, napkins and milk containers. It will involve organizing our pizza lunch volunteers(many of who are veterans) and ensuring the smooth delivery of pizza to all students, ensuring settlement of the pizza order dollars and some cleanup.
This position is great for an organized self-starter that likes seeing a direct impact with happily fed children.
We have one pizza lunch coordinator who has agreed to manage lunches once a month, however we need a second coordinator or we will jeopardize $17,500 for our children
Pizza Lunch Administrator – Back Office
We need someone to manage our Muncha-Lunch online ordering website, setup pizza sessions, event dates and menus. You will assist parents and teachers in placing, cancelling or changing orders. It will also involve calculating pizza, milk and juice amounts, placing the pizza and milk orders with our suppliers and printing out pizza lists and reports to provide to the teachers and school staff. This will take approximately 3-4 hours once a month. We have one administrator that can handle orders for once a month, however we need a second administrator.
This position is great for the parent which works during the day and can’t often volunteer during the day. It is also a behind the scenes position which requires very little face time. If you would like to contribute in a huge way to our school, but aren’t comfortable in front of large groups of people, this is an ideal position for you to get involved and make a HUGE difference.
The Fundraising Chair along with the fundraising committee will be responsible for fundraising which includes oversight of the pizza lunches, school fairs, movie nights and other fundraising initiatives The committee shall have the authority and the responsibility to formulate and make recommendations to the PSC general membership on issues covering fundraising, annual plan about how much money will be raised and how this money will be spent e.g. field trips, technology etc.
We require an individual to oversee our general financial abilities, develop a budget under the guidance of the PSC, maintain appropriate bookkeeping, banking and bookkeeping records and responsible for financial reporting on an annual basis. This position should have some experience in an accounting or financial literacy. The position requires more significant level of involvement while the budget is being developed but requires an ongoing role throughout the school year as funds as required to be disbursed and accounted for. The position is also a voting member on the PSC which allows for contributions on non-financial matters in various aspects on the council.
This position is great for somebody with an accounting or financial background who has the ability to work independently and collaboratively with others. Key skills include financial spreadsheets, accounting systems and administering cheques and bank runs for key fundraising events.
Other Positions – We are always looking for volunteers for all events on an ongoing basis. Not sure how you can be involved. Send us an email and we can offer some suggestions.
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