This year's Book Fair and Family Night will be held on Thursday, November 14. Family night features visiting and community authors, a delicious meal, and fun for the whole family. Lower and Middle School students will hear from our visiting author and will have a scheduled opportunity to visit the Fair with their classes and advisors. Parent volunteers are needed to set up the fair, organize displays, assist children with book selections, facilitate Family Night, and break down the fair.
Time commitment: Most volunteer shifts for Book Fair are approximately 1-2.5 hours Click here to sign up for this volunteer opportunity.
If you are looking for an uplifting start to your day, please volunteer with Lower School chapel in the mornings immediately after drop off. Scheduling is flexible and you can sign up to help throughout the school year. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting the chapel chairperson and handing out music sheets to students and teachers. You will thoroughly enjoy listening to the students and speakers during this endearing Lower School tradition.
Time commitment: Approximately 1 hour every rotation throughout the school year Click here to sign up for this volunteer opportunity.
Lower School students engage in many meaningful projects that develop a habit of service and foster an awareness of needs outside the confines of St. John's. One of these projects is a weekly canned food drive benefiting the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) Food Bank. Students are encouraged to bring donations of packaged food to their classroom on Fridays throughout the school year. Parent volunteers transport the donations to the CCSC each week of the drive.
Time commitment: Flexible; Volunteers may sign up for one or several delivery shifts throughout the year. Delivery time takes about 10-15 minutes. Click here to sign up for this volunteer opportunity.
The Holiday Drive takes place the second week in December and is a wonderful opportunity for our students to see firsthand the impact their service has on others. The drive provides everything from cooking tools and cleaning supplies to warm clothes and toys to families in need of assistance. One parent per Lower School classroom is needed to serve as a "Classroom Helper," which involves keeping inventory of gifts and assisting the children with boxing up their gifts. The SJS effort culminates with Class Five distributing the gifts to the families in mid-December.
*Please note: Volunteer sign-ups for Holiday Drive will be available at the beginning of the school year with grade level activities.
Time commitment: Approximately 2 hours prior to the Drive and 15-30 minutes each morning the week of the Drive. Classroom Helpers in Grade 5 will need to allocate an additional 2 hours for planning prior to the Drive and 3-4 hours on Gift Delivery Day.
Volunteers get to work in the Lower School Library in one of two areas: Circulation (shelving books and processing periodicals) and Book Processing (creating book jackets for books donated during Book Fair).
Time commitments: Circulation Volunteers: Regularly scheduled shifts 1-2 times per month (approx 2-hours in length). Circulation volunteers work during the late mornings - afternoon time frame. Book Processing Volunteers: Flexible/drop-in shifts during the months of October and November. Click here to sign up for this volunteer opportunity.
Volunteers help with monthly Used Uniform sales and with the larger beginning- and end-of-school sales, all of which benefit the St. John’s Scholarship Fund. Volunteers may purchase uniforms before the sale and during sale set-up. Occasional help may be needed to maintain the Used Uniform Closet, which is located in the Quadrangle of the Upper School campus. Regular monthly sales take place the first Friday of each month from 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Time commitment: approximately 1 hour for each sale event and time as needed for closet maintenance Click here to sign up for this volunteer opportunity