Parents

Volunteer

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

Hospitality and Help

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  • ADMISSION SUPPORT (LS/MS/US)

    Admissions volunteers provide support at open houses and admission 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.
  • 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 & Carols). These volunteers are directed by the Chaplains.
  • BREAKFAST TACO FRIDAYS (MS)

    Please sign up to help start the day off right with Breakfast Tacos for the Middle School! Volunteers are needed to pick up breakfast tacos from Tacodeli Rosedale Location (4200 N Lamar Blvd) at 7:15am and deliver them directly into Dell Hall at the Middle School. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association. 
  • CLASSROOM/GRADE REPRESENTATIVE (LS/MS/US)

    Parent Association Representatives coordinate grade-level activities (class/grade parties, field trip chaperones, 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, two representatives per grade level in 6th-8th, and two representatives per grade level in 9th-12th. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association. 


  • FACULTY APPRECIATION SNACKS (LS/MS/US)

    Volunteers are needed for each of the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools to plan monthly breakfast 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.
  • HOLIDAY CAMPUS DECORATING (US)

    Help Deck the Halls and decorate the Southwest 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 Upper School faculty members.
  • HOT LUNCH (LS/MS)

    Volunteers are needed to help support the Sage dining staff during lunch hours – think serving soup or working a panini press.  Sign-up is by the day, so volunteers can do as little or as much as they are available. This is a great way to see your student during the school day. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • LIBRARY ANGELS (GRADES K-4)

    Sign up to read to your child’s class during their library time!  The librarian, Ms. Whitaker, selects the books you will read to the class.  Students love having their parents there and reading to their classes.
  • LIBRARY LOVE (LS/MS)

    Theses volunteers have set shifts on a weekly or monthly basis, and help with various library tasks which include helping students select books, checking books in or out for students and teachers, assisting in student research, maintaining the library collections by shelving books, processing new books, reading shelves, and assisting with any special projects. Training is provided.
  • PARENT INCLUSION COMMITTEE (LS/MS/US)

    The Parent Inclusion Committee was spearheaded by a group of parents who are passionate about nurturing an inclusive community at St. Andrew's. Volunteers will help support cultural events at school such as Rosh Hashanah, Diwali, MLK Day, Pride Week, Ramadan, Lunar New Year, Hisapnic Heritage Month, etc. The committee will
    also host social events that celebrate diversity, help families build connections in the community, and share feedback and ideas with our Diversity Directors. The Parent Inclusion Committee is open to all St. Andrew’s parents and we invite you to get involved.
  • SENIOR GRILL OUTS (US)

    Volunteers will plan and oversee lunchtime grill-outs for seniors. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.


  • VISUAL ARTS SUPPORT (LS/MS/US)

    Our Visual Arts faculty across all divisions can use help from time to time with special projects and preparation for art shows. Volunteers for Visual Arts Support will be called upon to help faculty as needed and are coordinated by the faculty requesting assistance.
  • WELCOME COMMITTEE (LS/MS/US)

    The Welcome Committee will support new families at St. Andrew’s as they transition into our community. Welcome committee members and chairs will be representatives for their division, and will support new families and the admissions team by attending welcome events in the fall and spring such as our fall New Family Spaghetti dinner, and spring newly admitted playdates. Please join us in welcoming our new families!

Special Events

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  • BOOK FAIR (LS/MS)

    The Rollins Library holds one large fundraising book fair each year.  Volunteers help plan the fair, decorate the library, set up books, and help children shop and check out during the fair.  Students love this exciting and fun event! These volunteers are coordinated by the librarian.
  • EVENT SUPPORT (MS)

    Volunteers needed to help support miscellaneous Middle School events. Volunteers will coordinate food, drinks, hosting, setup, and clean up for miscellaneous events. This is an easy way to volunteer because it is not a heavy time commitment. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • FACULTY APPRECIATION WEEK (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 are needed for decorations, food, setup and clean up. This is a special week of recognition. These events are run by the Parent Association.
  • FALL FEST (LS/MS)

    This fun family event for the Lower and Middle Schools 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, food, 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 PICNIC (LS/MS/US)

    Homecoming is an all-school event culminating with a picnic and varsity athletic games. The event is held at Southwest Parkway. Volunteers are needed for event planning, morning setup, and cleanup. This event is coordinated by the Parent Association.
  • LAS POSADAS (LS)

    Volunteers are needed to help with this special holiday event. This opportunity is coordinated by the Spanish Department.
  • LATIN SUPPORT AND BANQUET (US)

    Volunteers needed to support the Latin program in helping with snacks for conventions through the year and with the Latin Banquet, which is held in January for the upper school students.  The opportunity is coordinated by the Latin teachers.
  • P.E. FIELD DAY (LS)

    Volunteers are needed to assist the PE Department with Field Day in May.  This is a 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 and lunch on the Nazro Green. This event is held at Southwest Parkway 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 and Upper School staff.

Fundraising

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  • LOWER/MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCESSIONS AND SPIRIT SHOP (LS/MS)

    Concessions and the Spirit Shop share a physical location at the 31st Street campus and work in tandem.  Positions include: Concessions and Spirit Shop Inventory Coordinators, Purchasing Coordinators, Treasurers and Volunteer Coordinator.  Volunteers are also needed to work the Concessions/Spirit Shop during games and on other select days when the shop will be open. This is a great way to volunteer if your child is participating in a sporting event or if your Middle School student needs service hours. There are numerous opportunities with a wide variety of time commitments. These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association and funds raised support K-12 school wide end of year parties, teacher appreciation, and other sponsored events.
  • 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.
  • UPPER SCHOOL ATHLETIC CONCESSIONS (US)

    In order to promote good fun and cheer, many volunteers are needed to help coordinate and operate concessions and occasional grill outs for Upper School athletic events. With varying time commitments, this is a great way for Upper School parents to get involved and meet one another, so please come join the fun. Volunteers are coordinated by the Athletic Department and funds raised support the athletics and Highlander Spirit!
  • UPPER SCHOOL SPIRIT SHOP (US)

    The Parent Association has a physical spirit shop at the Upper School and an online store.  We need volunteers to staff the spirit shop, order merchandise and track inventory. There are numerous opportunities with a wide variety of time commitments.  These volunteers are coordinated by the Parent Association and funds raised support K-12 school wide end of year parties, teacher appreciation, and other sponsored events.
Our volunteer opportunities are a great way for parents to get involved in our community, meet other parents, and enjoy time with their kids and peers. Your gift of time, energy, and support is greatly appreciated!