Volunteer Opportunities

The day is short, and the work is long. 
— Ethics of the Our Fathers 2:20

 

Denver Jewish Day School has a long tradition of including parents and community volunteers in roles that play an integral part of our mission. In addition to our faculty, our volunteers help enable our school to 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!

Opportunities

Below are some examples of types of opportunities that may become available as the year progresses. 
 

Admission

To volunteer for admission-related events, please contact Director of Admission Shayna Friedman at (720) 449-9550 or sfriedman@denverjds.org.

New Family Buddy

Be matched with a new, incoming family and provide friendly support throughout the school year. Sign up for the 2018-2019 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 (preschool storytime)
Hebrew Storytimes 
Sunday FUNday for Lower Division prospective families
Upper Division Parent Preview 
Back to School Celebration

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. 
 

Development

To volunteer for development-related events or serve on the Development Committee, please contact Director of Development Krista Boscoe at (720) 449-9552 or kboscoe@denverjds.org.

Fundraising and Event Planning

Plan and coordinate special events and programs such as the Annual Campaign (classroom captains), Annual Dinner (table captains), Chai Five Club Breakfast (table captains), King Soopers cards, and the Illustrated Torah Campaign.

Alumni Committee

Help create connections with alumni and alumni parents through social media and events. Contact Communications Coordinator Matan Halzel for details at (720) 449-9508 or mhalzel@denverjds.org.

Marketing & Communications

To volunteer for marketing-related events, please contact Marketing Coordinator Malena Jackson at (720) 449-9554 or mjackson@denverjds.org.

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 on our website.

Photographer

Capture on “film” what’s going on in and around the school. Got some great sports photos? An amazing photo of your child with his/her favorite teacher? Send it our way!

Athletics

To volunteer for athletic-related events, please contact Dean of Technology and Programs Josh Lake at 720-449-9558 or jlake@denverjds.org.

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 sporting events.

Coaches

Coach middle school sports teams by arranging and organizing practices.
 

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

To volunteer for PTO-related events, please contact current PTO President Mindy Greenwald at pto@denverjds.org.

Meetings

Meetings are held four times per school year. Meetings for the 2018-19 school year will be posted soon.

Event Chairs

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, Mishloach Manot Purim Bag Fundraiser, Box Tops Fundraiser, Snack Baskets, and Auction Fundraiser. 

Wabash Farmette at Denver JDS

To volunteer for farmette-related events, please contact Pallis Quist at farmette@denverjds.org.

Advisory Board

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

Garden

Help tend the garden by weeding and helping out with general maintenance.
 

Classroom & Specials Classes Support

To volunteer in the Lower Division classrooms, please contact Lower Division Administrative Assistant Brigitte Stout at (303) 369-0663 x100 or bstout@denverjds.org.

Assist teachers in kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms and specials with programs such as the spring Art Extravaganza, Field Day, or grade level parent programs, and assist in the Library.
 

General

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. Contact Brittany James for admission work at 720-449-9522, bjames@denverjds.org. For development work, please contact Samantha Horoschak at 720-449-9548 or shoroschak@denverjds.org.