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There are many opportunities to volunteer with the St. Andrew’s Parent Association! Please explore the fundraisers, events, and service opportunities below. We would love to have your participation!

Fundraising Volunteer Opportunities

The Parent Association raises funds to support classroom parties and activities, school wide events, and other school needs. The Concert for Financial Aid is solely devoted to raising funds for financial aid.

Fundraising Volunteer Opportunities

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  • Spirit Shop (LS/MS/US)

    The Parent Association has been working to develop spirit shop sales. Over the past year we have opened two physical locations (one on each campus) and implemented a website. We wish to continue to improve and grow. Volunteers are needed to help with merchandising, design and sales of spirit items. There are numerous opportunities with a wide variety of time commitments.

    The Spirit Shop is the PA's largest source of income. We would love to have you be part of the team. The possibilities are endless!
  • Book Fair (LS/MS)

    The Rollins Library holds this fundraising event on a Thursday and Friday. Book Fair volunteers get a sneak peek at the selection by coming to decorate, unload and set up all of the books from BookPeople. Duties can also include assisting with checkout Thursday evening and Friday during school hours as well as tearing down on Friday afternoon. Proceeds benefit the St. Andrew's Rollins Library. This committee works under the direction of the Library staff.
  • Concert for Financial Aid (LS/MS/US)

    This festive event raises money for the St. Andrew’s Financial Aid Program and is our only community-wide fundraising event. Volunteers are needed for multiple committees such as: underwriting, live auction, silent auction, decorations, reservations, food, signage, music/band support, PR, and logistics. There are a lot of fun opportunities to help with a variety of time commitments. This event is run by the Development Office.
  • Concessions (US)

    Chairs are needed to manage the purchasing and staffing of the concession stand. Concession volunteers are also needed to oversee concessions sales during specific sporting events throughout the school year. Volunteers can help as frequently or infrequently as they desire. This is a great way to volunteer if your child is participating in a sport. The volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • Easy Money Fundraising (LS/MS/US)

    The Parent Association receives rebates when St. Andrew's parents and friends use area businesses’ loyalty cards and collect box tops. This is an easy way to raise funds without any additional out-of pocket money spent by parents/friends. Volunteers are needed to coordinate and publicize this fundraiser. This committee works under the direction of the Parent Association.

Event Opportunities

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  • All School Art Show (LS/MS/US)

    Volunteers are needed to help the Art Department prepare for the St. Andrew's annual Art Show in the spring. Duties include matting artwork, helping with setup for art show, and bringing and serving refreshments for the opening night. This event is coordinated by the Art Department.
  • Faculty Appreciation Events (LS/MS/US)

    Volunteers are needed for the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools to plan event(s) to show appreciation for the hard work of the St. Andrew’s faculty and staff. Parent volunteers provide the decorations, food, set-up and clean up. These are special days of recognition. These events are run by the Parent Association.
  • Fall Fest (LS/MS)

    This fun, fall family event for the Lower and Middle School is an outdoor festival on the 31st Street campus and is coordinated by the Parent Association. This event is a great opportunity to reconnect with existing families and welcome new ones! Held in the fall, the event is managed by a team of co-chairs and parent volunteers who coordinate entertainment and food for families, setup and breakdown.
  • Grandparents' and Grandfriends' Day (LS/MS/US)

    Grandparents and Special Friends are invited to visit classes and Chapel on this day. Volunteers are needed for registration, touring, setup, and breakdown. This is a light volunteer time commitment. This event is coordinated by the Development Office.
  • Homecoming (US/MS/LS (Fall))

    Homecoming is an all-school event culminating with a picnic and varsity athletic games. The event is held at the Upper School. Volunteers are needed for event planning, Friday morning setup, and cleanup. This event is coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • Las Posadas (Grades 1-4) (December)

    Volunteers are needed to help with this special holiday event, put on by the Spanish Department for grades 1-4. Help is needed on Thursday night, the evening before the event, from about 7:00-9:00 p.m. to help set up and decorate the Small Gym. This is a great volunteer opportunity for 2 or 3 dads. Additional volunteers are needed to help serve churros and chocolate and help with clean up from approximately 7:30 am until about 10:30 am on the Friday morning of Las Posadas. This event is coordinated by the Spanish Department.
  • Latin Support and Banquet (Grades 5-12)

    Volunteers are needed to serve as Certamen team parents, breakfast organizers for prep sessions, food organizers for convention trips, etc. At the fall Latin banquet, volunteers are needed to assist the Latin Department with costume judging, kitchen coordination, and chaperoning Latin students during the banquet. Latin Banquet attendance is required for all Latin students. This is a fun event that doesn't require a large time commitment. These opportunities are coordinated by the Latin Department.
  • P.E. Field Day (LS) (Spring)

    Volunteers are needed to assist the P.E. Department with Field Day in May. Field Day volunteers are needed to serve food and it’s a fun way to watch the kids enjoy a fun day. Light volunteer commitment. This event is coordinated by the PE Department.
  • Project Graduation (12th Grade)

    Project Graduation is an all-night event, free from alcohol and other drugs, for all graduating Seniors. It is coordinated by volunteer parents of seniors dedicated to providing their teens with a safe alternative to celebrating their graduation. Volunteers will assist with planning, organizing, and chaperoning. Multiple shifts are available. This event is coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • St. Andrew's Day (LS/MS/US) (Fall)

    Our school celebrates our Patron Saint, St. Andrew, in late fall. This special day includes a Holy Communion Service, lunch on the Nazro Green, and a community-wide service project. This event is held at the Upper School and volunteers are needed to assist with setup, lunch service, and breakdown. This is a light time commitment and a wonderful school wide event. This event is coordinated by the Development Office.

Service Opportunities

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  • 31st Street Garden

    Help grow and cultivate the 31st Street Garden.
  • Admission Support (LS/MS)

    Admissions volunteers provide light refreshments for Open Houses, lead tours, host coffees, and volunteer at other admissions events. These volunteers are directed by the Admissions Director.
  • Altar Guild (LS/MS/US)

    Volunteers are needed to help with weekly chapel maintenance on both campuses and provide set-up and take-down assistance at school wide worship services (St. Andrew's Day and Lessons and Carols). These volunteers are directed by the Chaplains.
  • Classroom/Grade Representative (Grades 1-12)

    Parent Association Representatives coordinate grade-level activities (class/grade parties, field trips, teacher needs), attend periodic Parent Association meetings and report pertinent information back to the classroom/grade level parents, communicate to the Parent Association the status of their classroom and grade-level activities, and uphold the goals set forth by the Parent Association. There is one representative from each classroom or homeroom in grades 1-6 and two representatives for each grade in grades 7-12. Parent Association Presidents collaborate with Division Heads in order to fill these positions. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • Development Office Volunteers

    The many and varied activities of the Development Office run more smoothly with parent volunteers providing administrative support throughout the year. Activities might include planning small events, envelope addressing and/or stuffing, photocopying and distributing newsletters, managing registration or RSVP’s, and other details handled by the office. Volunteers are needed on a project basis and would be called with a few days’ notice. These volunteer activities are coordinated by the Development Office.
  • Drama Volunteers (LS)

    These volunteers would work with the drama program to help support performances and class-based projects. Volunteers assist with various shows throughout the school year. Volunteers organize costumes, gather and make props, publicize performances, clean up after performances, photograph and videotape and prepare the classroom for special projects and events. Valuable skills include: sewing, painting, organization, and photography. The volunteers activities are coordinated by the Drama Department.
  • Faculty Appreciation Snacks (LS/MS/US)

    Volunteers are needed for each of the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools to plan periodic snacks and special treats for the St. Andrew’s faculty and staff to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication to our children. Parent volunteers provide the food, setup and clean up. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • Fine Arts Support (Grades 5-12)

    St. Andrew’s produces numerous concerts and performances. Our Fine Arts Faculty at all divisions can use help from time to time with the various events. Volunteers for Fine Arts Support will be called upon to help faculty as needed. These volunteer activities are coordinated by the Fine Arts Department.
  • FOCUS (Families of Cultural Understanding at St. Andrew's) Committee (LS/MS/US)

    The FOCUS (Families of Cultural Understanding at St. Andrew's) Committee is made up of parents who consider an understanding and appreciation of diversity to be a central aspect of our children's educations and of our families' experience in the school community. The committee sponsors an all-school Meet & Greet event in the fall and organizes regular off-campus social gatherings open to both parents and children. Parents who wish to become more involved also work with the Director of Diversity to identify diversity issues at the school and develop strategies for making St. Andrew's a genuinely welcoming and inclusive community. These volunteers are coordinated by the Director of Diversity.
  • Hospitality Committee (LS/MS)

    Volunteers from the Lower and Middle Schools will help coordinate refreshments for a variety of St. Andrew’s functions such as Back to School night in September and occasional other events as needed. Volunteers will coordinate food, drinks, hosting, setup, and clean up for specific events. This is an easy way to volunteer because it is not a heavy time commitment. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • Hot Lunch (LS/MS/US)

    Volunteers are needed to help support the Sage dining staff during lunch hours.  This is a great way to see your student.
  • Kindergarten

    Sign up to volunteer in our wonderful kindergarten program.
     
  • Library (LS)

    We are seeking volunteers to work on a weekly or monthly basis to assist in the Rollins Library in a variety of ways.  We also need parent volunteers who are willing to work on special projects. These are some of the tasks that may be done by library volunteers: Helping the 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade classes select books, checking books in or out for students, helping students with research projects, maintaining the current collection-shelving returned books and shelf-reading.
  • Lost and Found (LS/MS)

    Volunteers are needed three times a year to sort through Lost and Found items on the 31st Street campus. Volunteers organize days on which items will be displayed for the students before the items that remain are donated to charity. Grab a friend and come lend a helping hand. This is an easy and fast volunteer time commitment. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • Marathon Kids (LS)

    Students in grades 1–4 are eligible to participate in Marathon Kids beginning in October and ending in February. The students run during their PE class, and there are four special running dates during this time period. Work with the P.E. Department to coordinate weekly runs with snacks. These volunteers are coordinated by the PE Department.
  • Office Help (LS/US)

    Volunteering at the front desk is a great way to get to know students and teachers better. At the US, you check students in and out of school, serve as the host/hostess for visitors, and redirect phone calls. At the LS, you will help the front office with special projects throughout the school year. Shifts are only for one hour or 1 1/2 hours at a time. These volunteers are coordinated by the LS/US Administration.
  • Outreach (LS/MS/US)

    Parent liaisons will help to care for families during times of crisis and need by working with the chaplains and support staff of the school to mobilize parent support. At least one liaison is needed in each division. Duties might include communicating with chaplains and division heads about families in the community who are in need of support, or mobilizing parent volunteers for a family who is dealing with sickness, loss, or some other form of crisis to address needs such as meals or rides. This activity is directed by the Chaplains.
  • Parent Enrichment (LS/MS/US)

    Parents will host speakers and discussion groups on a variety of school related or parenting topics. Volunteers help identify topics and speakers, promote the speakers, set up and clean up. Events will take place periodically throughout the year, some may be targeted at all parents, while others will be divided into appropriate grade level groups (i.e., grades 1-5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12). These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • Private School Interscholastic Association (PSIA) (LS/MS)

    The PSIA is an opportunity for St. Andrew's Lower and Middle School students to compete with area private schools in a variety of academic challenges. Volunteers are needed to assist the Lower and Middle School faculty liaisons in the following areas: publicity, record keeping and mentoring competitors in speech, writing, math, science, and art. These volunteers are coordinated by the Learning Specialist.
  • School Supplies Collection (LS)

    Volunteers work with Head of the Lower School to collect and sort leftover school supplies that Lower School students do not want to take home. The collected items are donated to children who would otherwise go without school supplies. These volunteers are coordinated by the LS Administration.
  • Senior Grill Outs (12th Grade)

    Volunteers provide and oversee periodic lunchtime grill-outs for seniors. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • Teacher Workroom Volunteers and Coordinator (Grades 1-4)

    Volunteers will make copies, laminating, and complete various other small projects for the teachers. All projects come with detailed instructions. The time commitment is 20-45 minutes and the times are flexible: come and go any time during school hours. Volunteers choose their own schedules. This can be a one-time opportunity or volunteers may sign up for once-a-month or more. A volunteer calendar will be sent out at the beginning of the year for reserving spots. This is a great volunteer job because of the flexible schedule! These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.

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Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.