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!
Contact: Kristin Valdmanis
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.
The Arts Committee
A parent group devoted to assisting the Music, Theater, Dance,and Visual Arts departments with performances, art exhibits, recitals, and more.
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.
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 Fair, the Used Book Sale, Think Ink, Bottles for Books and Birthday Books, as well as shelving and other needs that arise in the library’s physical space..
A book discussion series for the adult Waynflete community!! Parents, faculty, staff, and alumni take part in faculty-led book discussions.
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.
An annual family friendly fair with games, entertainment, a used book sale, barbecue and more.
Waynflete West End 5K (and 1-Mile Fun Run)
A community race that takes place the morning of Spring Fling and raises money for the Waynflete Mentoring Program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you submit your name to Fiona, we will contact you directly when an opportunity to help is approaching.
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 3, 2018.
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 in the Development and Alumni Relations, please contact Kelsey Robinov.
The Waynflete Gear Store is looking for your volunteer help! We need help staffing the store, sell items at day and evening school events, and sell gear at sporting events at the Fore River Fields. Opportunities are available throughout the school year. Please contact Renee Bourgeois to volunteer.
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.
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.
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.