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There are many opportunities to volunteer at St. Andrew’s.  Please explore the fundraising, event, service and specific grade level opportunities below.  We would love to have your participation!

High Need Opportunities

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  • Hot Lunch (LS/MS)

    Volunteers are needed to help support the Sage dining staff during lunch hours.  This is a great way to see your student.
  • Concessions (LS/MS/US)

    Chairs are needed to manage the purchasing and staffing of the concessionstands both LS/MS and US. Concession volunteers are also needed to oversee concessions sales during specific sporting events throughout the school year working with team parents. This is a great way to volunteer if your child is participating in a sport. The volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.

Fundraising Volunteer Opportunities

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  • Concessions (LS/MS/US)

    Chairs are needed to manage the purchasing and staffing of the concessionstands both LS/MS and US. Concession volunteers are also needed to oversee concessions sales during specific sporting events throughout the school year working with team parents. 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. Volunteers are needed to coordinate and publicize this fundraiser. This committee works under the direction of the Parent Association.
  • Spirit Shop (LS/MS/US)

    The Parent Association has 2 physical spirit shop locations and a website.  We need volunteers to staff the shops selling merchandise and concessions. There are numerous opportunities with a wide variety of time commitments.
  • Spring Gala 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.

Event Opportunities

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  • 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 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 (LS/MS/US)

    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 K-5)

    Volunteers are needed to help with this special holiday event. This opportunity is coordinated by the Spanish Department.
  • Latin Support and Banquet (Grades 9-12)

    Volunteers are needed to help with the fall Latin Banquet. This opportunity is coodinated by the Latin Department. 
  • P.E. Field Day (LS)

    Volunteers are needed to assist the P.E. Department with Field Day in May. Light volunteer commitment. This event is coordinated by the PE Department.
  • Project Graduation (12th Grade)

    Project Graduation is an all-night event coordinated by senior parents dedicated to providing their teens with a safe opportunity to celebrate 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)

    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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  • Admission Support (LS/MS/US)

    Admissions volunteers provide support at Open Houses and admissions events, serve as mentor families, and help market and promote the benefits of a St. Andrew’s education to prospective families.  Please direct any questions about volunteering to Priscilla Lund, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid at plund@sasaustin.org
  • Book Fair (LS/MS)

    The Rollins Library holds one large fundraising book fair each year. Book People furnishes the books and volunteers get a sneak peek at the selection by helping decorate, unpack, set up the books! Volunteers also help check out the students during Book Fair. Students love this exciting, fun event! Gift wrapping will be new event added to the Book Fair this year.
  • Altar Guild (LS/MS/US)

    Volunteers are needed to help with 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 K-12)

    Parent Association Representatives coordinate grade-level activities (class/grade parties, field trips, teacher needs), attend periodic Parent Association meetings, 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 homeroom in grades K-5 and two representatives for each grade in grades 6-12. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • Development Office Volunteers (LS/MS/US)

    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/MS/US)

    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. 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. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • Fine Arts Support (LS/MS/US)

    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 Committee is made up of parents who consider an understanding of diversity and an appreciation for inclusivity to be central aspects of the school’s mission and vision. The committee sponsors an all-school Meet and 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 can work with the Director of Diversity or the diversity parent liaisons at each division by sharing their perspective, rolling up their sleeves, or opening their arms. Whatever form the participation takes, the time and energy invested by parent volunteers contributes in very significant and material ways to St. Andrew’s diversity efforts, helping it to become a family in every sense of the word and a beacon of welcome to the greater community. 
  • Holiday Campus Decorating (US)

    Help Deck the Halls and decorate the SW Parkway campus and chapel.  Decoration day is the Sunday following Thanksgiving, in the afternoon.  All decorations are stored at the US. This is organized by some faculty members of the US.
  • Hospitality Committee (MS)

    Volunteers 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)

    Volunteers are needed to help support the Sage dining staff during lunch hours.  This is a great way to see your student.
  • Library Angels (LS K-3rd Grades)

    Sign up to read to your child's class once a cycle! Ms. Whitaker's selects the books (or bring a book that is special to your child). The students love having their parents here and reading to their classes.
  • Library Love (LS/MS)

    We are seeking volunteers to work on a weekly or monthly basis, helping with various library tasks. Some of the needed tasks include: 
    • helping students/classes select books
    • check books in/out for students/teachers
    • assist in student research projects
    • maintaining the current library collection-processing books, shelf reading are examples
    • assistance with any special projects

  • 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. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • Office Help (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. These volunteers are coordinated by the US Administration.
  • Parent Athletic Committee (LS/MS/US)

    Volunteers are needed to support our athletics program and to help promote school spirit. Volunteers help coordinate concessions for athletic events, support special events for teams, and work with the St. Andrew’s Spirit Shop to produce team spirit wear. The volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association. 
  • Parent Enrichment (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. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • Photography (LS/MS/US)

    Amateur photographers welcome! Help us capture all the smiling faces on 31st Street and Southwest Parkway. Photographers are needed for school events and/or candid moments on campus. Photographers will submit their specific preferences via survey before the school year begins. Note: A digital camera is preferred for high-resolution, print quality photos. If you don’t own a camera, St. Andrew’s will have some available to use.
  • Senior Grill Outs (12th Grade)

    Volunteers provide and oversee periodic lunchtime grill-outs for seniors three times a year. 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.