Volunteer Opportunities

Denver Jewish Day School has a long tradition of including parents and community volunteers in roles that play an integral part of our mission. It is because of people like you that our school can offer extraordinary, academic enrichment in a nurturing, values-driven environment.

Whether you can volunteer once a week, once a month, or once a year, your talents and time are necessary and appreciated. Thank you for your participation and commitment!

Opportunites

Below are some examples of types of opportunities that may become available as the year progresses. You may wish to keep these descriptions in mind as you fill out your online Volunteer Application Form. Watch for Signup Genius and links on the school’s website for postings of current volunteer opportunities.

 

Admission

New Family Buddy - Be matched with a new, incoming family and provide friendly support throughout the school year. Sign up for the 2017-2018 school year.

Upper Division Grade Specific Special Events - Plan and organize grade-specific social events that help foster community.

Recruitment Event Support - Host events for prospective families in your home or set up for and help meet and greet prospective families at informational events including:

Tiger Tales (Monthly), Hebrew Storytimes (September and January mornings) - Click here to volunteer for these events.

Sunday FUNday for Lower Division (November 13), Upper Division Parent Preview (November 1), and the Back to School Picnic, TBD August 2017. 

Parent Ambassador- Help identify prospective families, accompany Admission staff on preschool visits, staff community event booths, give tours and help plan and host prospective family events. See Shayna Friedman, Admissions Director, for details.

 

Development

Fundraising and Event Planning - Plan and coordinate special events and programs such as the Annual Appeal (Classroom Captains), Annual Dinner, Chai Five Club Membership Event (Table Captains), King Soopers cards and the Illustrated Torah Campaign (for volunteers from grades 4-7.)

Alumni Committee - Work with part-time Alumni Coordinator to create connections with alumni and alumni parents through social media and events. Contact Leah Schweid alumni@denverjds.org for details.

 

Marketing and Communications

Writer/Blogger - Write articles and testimonials on classroom activities, sporting events, trends in education and other special events to be published in various school and community publications and websites.

Photographer - Capture on “film” what is going on at the school.

 

Sports

Scorekeepers - Run the scoreboard and track statistics at volleyball, baseball and basketball games.

Ticket Sellers - Collect money for volleyball and basketball games.

Concessions Managers - BBQ and manage the food table at the games.

Coaches - Coach Middle School sports teams by arranging and organizing practices.

 

Parent-Teacher Organization

Join the PTO - attend planning meetings and assist with coordinating social and fundraising events and programs such as: Sukkah Hop, Scholastic Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation Breakfast and Teacher Appreciation Week, Teacher Holiday Gifts Collection, Purim Bag Fundraiser, Box Tops Fundraiser, Snack Baskets and Auction Fundraiser. See Carla Kutncik, PTO President, for details.

 

Farmette and Plant Sale

Help shape the farmette by joining the Advisory Board. Responsibilities include hands-on farming, assisting with plant and vegetable sales, recruiting volunteers, writing grants, fundraising/event planning and promoting awareness of the farmette.

 

Classroom and Specials Classes Support

Assist teachers in Grades K-5; Assist teachers in Specials classrooms such helping with the Art Extravaganza, Field Day, the All School Musical, and assist in the Technology classroom and the Library.

 

Committee Work

Join a Board of Trustees Committee - Development; Buildings and Grounds; or Finance.

 

General Office Support

Many of the school’s departments such as Admission and Development seek help with phone calling, data entry and other special administrative projects.

 

For more information, please email Rachel Green or Hannah Katz at volunteer@denverjds.org.

Thank you!