Volunteer Opportunities


Parents are a very valuable resource at Waynflete. Through volunteer efforts, parents provide essential services and assistance, year in and year out. From chairing an event to shelving books in the library, volunteers make a positive difference in the Waynflete community. We welcome you to view all of the wonderful ways parents can volunteer. Throughout the year, you will also receive emails requesting volunteers for special events and projects. Find a way for you to make a difference!

Parents Association

Contact: Zac McBee

Officers, Committee Chairs and Class Parents are recruited in early March for the following school year. Click here for more information on these opportunities to get involved.

Arts Volunteers
We welcome parent volunteers who want to assist the Music, Theater, Dance, and Visual Arts departments with performances, art exhibits, recitals, and more. If interested, please contact Zac McBee.

Athletics Committee
This group supports the Athletic Department by helping organize the preseason Upper School athlete/family BBQ (August), Sport Recognition Nights (Nov., Feb., June), and organizing team parents and snack shack volunteers.

Diversity Committee
A parent group that supports Waynflete’s commitment to diversity by organizing parent discussions, assisting with school diversity events, and reaching out to the community.

Friends of the Library
A parent group devoted to helping the Waynflete Library with organizing the Book Bash, the Used Book Sale at Spring Fling, Bottles for Books and Birthday Books, as well as shelving and other needs that arise in the library’s physical space.

Monday Books
A book discussion series for the adult Waynflete community! Parents, faculty, staff, and alumni take part in faculty and staff-led book discussions.

Fall Event
A relaxed social gathering with a focus on bringing the adult Waynflete community together to enjoy music, food, beverage and socializing.

Lower School Halloween Party
A fun and festive party for Lower School students in EC/K-1 and 2-3. Kids dress in costume and enjoy games, crafts, and treats.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
An annual luncheon hosted by the Parents’ Association to acknowledge and thank our extraordinary Waynflete faculty and staff.

Social Committee
This group is responsible for planning and coordinating parent social gatherings on and off campus with a mission to bring parents together and promote a welcoming and inclusive parent community at Waynflete. 

Spring Fling
An annual family friendly fair with games, entertainment, a used book sale, barbecue and more.

ADMISSION

The Admission Office welcomes parent volunteers to do behind-the-scenes work such as assemble Admission packets, assist with mailings, and general clerical tasks that are critical in helping our operation run smoothly. We also keep a list of parents who are willing to talk with prospective families, as well as assist at a number of our important Admission events throughout the year. Parents wishing to volunteer in the Admission Office should contact Fiona Haslett at fhaslett@waynflete.org. If you submit your name to Fiona, we will contact you directly when an opportunity to help is approaching.

DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS

The Waynflete Fund
The Waynflete Fund helps make possible the extraordinary education that students receive each and every day. Volunteers make the personal connections with fellow parents that guarantee the success of this annual fundraising effort.

No experience is necessary! Just the desire to support Waynflete, its teachers, programs and students and the willingness to encourage other parents to the same.

Grandparents & Friends Day
Grandparents and Friends Day occurs in May of every year and parent volunteers are essential to the success of the day. Specific volunteer roles include greeting and guiding guests upon arrival at our campus and helping to serve a catered buffet breakfast to more than 300 grandparents and friends in the gym. If this is a volunteer opportunity of interest, please save the date of Friday, May 8, 2020.

School Mailings
Waynflete relies on parent volunteers to assist with various mailings throughout the year. Stuffing envelopes for a few hours is a quick and easy way to make a difference in the life of the school while also getting to know other parents.

To volunteer with Development and Alumni Relations, please contact Kelsey Robinov.

WAYNFLETE GEAR

The Waynflete Gear Store is looking for your volunteer help! We need help selling gear at day and evening school events and at sporting events at the Fore River Fields. Opportunities are available throughout the school year. Please contact Renee Bourgeois to volunteer.

LOWER SCHOOL

There are many different ways for parents to volunteer in Lower School. Opportunities to volunteer within classrooms do vary by program and the developmental needs of students. Classroom volunteering includes regular options such as escorting student groups back and forth to the library or supporting students with classroom tasks and work plans, helping with special events such as 4-5’s Ellis Island Immigration Day or 2-3’s Global Focus Feast, chaperoning students on field trips, and sharing relevant parent expertise with students.

The best way to learn how one can volunteer within classrooms is to contact your child’s teacher, and to let class parents for that program know that you’re interested in volunteering. Parent-organized events such as class picnics, the Lower School Halloween Party, and parent coffees are another great way to volunteer. Information and volunteer sign-ups are available in Lower School classrooms during Open Houses in October. Please note that parents wishing to volunteer in Lower School must attend an orientation workshop with the Lower School Director (opportunities are outlined in October in the Waynflete Weekly). For more information, contact Lower School Assistant Diane Godsoe or Lower School Director Anne Scribner Hopkins.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Volunteers are needed to help with the following Middle School events:

  • LEAP Week Team Challenge Day in early September
  • Eighth grade musical in May (volunteer opportunities begin in January)

 

 

 

For more information, contact Middle School Assistant, Carrie Turner.

UPPER SCHOOL

There are different ways that parents can volunteer in the Upper School. Throughout the year, parents will receive emails requesting volunteers for Advising Day, Class Picnics, events and special projects. Contact Ben Lewis.