All School Opportunities
OES Fund Grade and Division Reps
Time of year: October
Time of day: day & evening
Time commitment: 10-15 hours total
Location: on campus
Job description: Parent volunteers are ambassadors to their grade and/or division tasked with educating other parents about the importance of the Annual Fund and inspiring them to donate. They may attend regularly scheduled parent meetings during October and participate in the Phonathon at the end of the October.
The OES Fund is the school’s most vital and basic fundraising effort. Every year the School appeals to its entire community for unrestricted donations which are used, with other non-tuition income, to fund over 15% of the operating budget. The OES Fund supports the mission of OES.
Time of year: throughout year
Time of day: discretionary
Time commitment: varies
Job description: Committee members plan and arrange FOESL events such as visiting authors and guest lectures. General volunteers help with FOESL activities throughout the year, including reading celebrations and teas.
The Friends of the OES Libraries (FOESL) activities encourage, support and promote reading throughout our extended community. Committee members meet regularly to assist division librarians, arrange for visiting authors and guest lecturers and assist with the fund raising events organized through FOESL.
FOESL’s GOBS (Great OES Book Swap)
Time of year: April & May
Time of day: before, during, and after school
Time commitment: 2 hours per shift
Location: on campus
Job description: Volunteers help with book collection, sorting, setup, cleanup and checkout of books at this bi-annual book swap event.
Time of year: Friday, October 6th, 2017
Time of day: afternoon, early evening
Time commitment: 2 to 3 hours
Location: Aardvark Community Park
Job description: Volunteers assist with the school-wide homecoming celebration by helping set-up, running the parade and fun-food booths (popcorn, etc.), and cleaning-up after the afternoon/early evening festivities.
Homecoming is an annual all-school celebration including soccer games, food and fun for all. Current families and alumni are all invited to attend. Dinner is provided by OES food service.
Auction Committee Chairs
Time of year: September to early March
Time of day: discretionary
Frequency: varies depending on pre event planning meetings
Time commitment: 20 to 80 hours
Job description: Plan, organize and lead a variety of activities for the annual auction. This is pre-event planning. Activity committees include special events, organizing/scheduling volunteers, catalog, close-out, decorations, invitations and reservations, publicity, Live Auction, Silent auction, procurement, sponsorship, and cleanup.
The OES Auction is wonderful evening in March that brings the entire OES community together. Funds from the Auction are primarily used to fund OES faculty educational enrichment experiences. In the past the OES Auction has also benefited the OES campus in several other ways, computer upgrades, the turf field and traffic and parking improvements, the loop road and the communications center. This volunteer activity provides lots of contact with OES parents from all divisions.
Auction Event Volunteers
Time of year: February & March, Auction is Saturday, March 12th, 2016
Time of day: varies, event is Saturday evening
Frequency: once, but can do more than one job
Time commitment: discretionary, jobs vary from 1 to 4 hours
Location: varies both on and off campus
Job description: Help with variety of auction activities pre-event, day of event, and post auction. The OES Auction is wonderful evening in March that brings the entire OES community together. Funds from the Auction are primarily used to fund OES faculty educational enrichment experiences. In the past the OES Auction has also benefited the OES campus in several other ways, computer upgrades, the turf field and traffic and parking improvements, the loop road and the communications center. This volunteer activity provides lots of contact with OES parents from all divisions.
Aardvark Science Expo Judge
- Organizer: Tanja Horvat
Time of year: Friday, February 23rd, 2018
Time of day: school hours
Time commitment: 4 to 5 hours
Location: SPARC (6699 SW Olsen Rd)
Job description: Judge Upper School science projects at the annual Aardvark Science Expo in a variety of disciplines. If you have science degree, work experience, or extensive knowledge in any of the scientific disciplines and your children are not attending upper school yet, please consider volunteering as a science fair judge. If you cannot judge, please consider asking your friends or colleagues to volunteer for our event. Breakfast and lunch provided.
The Aardvark Science Exposition is also known as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair OES-Affiliated Science Research Competition. It is a science, engineering, computer science and math research competition for OES students in 9th to 12th grade. Students with their research poster boards are interviewed by judges and celebrated at the evening awards ceremony.
For more information see the Aardvark Science Expo webpage. (LINK?)
Time of year: December, March
Time of day: all day
Time commitment: number of days is discretionary
Location: your home
Job description: Volunteers host dorm students in their homes over school breaks when the dorms are closed. Adult hosts must have an approved DHS background check.
The Host Family program encourages interactions between dorm and day students and their families and enhances the sense of community at OES. Families host an Upper School dorm student that is unable to return home during the Winter and/or Spring break dorm closures. Families from all divisions are welcome.