Volunteer

 

When your child enrolls at Moorestown Friends School, you become part of the community, too.

There are many opportunities for MFS parents to become involved. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Director of Development Steve Zakroff.

Here are a few of the parent traditions that continue year after year.

Parent Council

Parent Council is the primary organization which oversees and organizes parent involvement. Working closely with the MFS administration, Parent Council leaders and volunteers seek to create opportunities for all parents to contribute their diverse talents to the school community by working on various committees and attending fundraising events, workshops, discussion groups, and other activities.

Organization

The MFS Parent Council is comprised of all parents, the Head of School, Upper, Middle and Lower School Directors, Director of Development, Director of Parent and Alumni Programs and the Parent Council Executive Committee. The Executive Committee includes the All-School Coordinators, Division Coordinators, and volunteer committee leaders as requested.

Volunteer Opportunities

Admissions
Be an ambassador for MFS! Assist with open houses, tours of the school and follow-up phone calls to interested families.

Class Parents
Two sets of families from each grade work closely with the classroom teachers, especially in the Lower School, to offer assistance throughout the year.

Leadership Circle
In October, join with many volunteers to help raise funds for the Annual Fund for MFS by personally contacting other parents. The Annual Fund for MFS is the school community’s top philanthropic priority.

Parent Ambassador
Each summer, parents volunteer to contact and welcome families who are new to the school.

Red & Blue Club
The club supports the seasonal online MFS merchandise sales and promote team and school spirit.

Musicals & Plays
Support student choral, instrumental and dramatic performances, which may be virtual this year.

Thrift Shop
Located at 301 Chester Avenue, the MFS Thrift Shop is a volunteer-dependent organization. Volunteers assist by sorting and pricing donations of clothing, collectibles, furniture, etc. and helping customers. Proceeds from the Thrift Shop support MFS students and faculty.

Nursing
Serve as a substitute nurse.

Science Olympiad & Other Department Events
Volunteer to support our students as they compete in a series of events with students from other local schools.

Project Graduation
Senior parent volunteers organize this post-Commencement outing.

The Auction
This biennial event is a major Parent Council fundraiser organized by parent volunteers and supported by the Development Office. The auction is expected to be held in March 2021. While it is unlikely that the event will be in-person, volunteers will be needed to plan and support this virtual gathering for the MFS community.

The following events and volunteer opportunities are expected to be on hiatus for 2020-21:

Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Usually held in late October, volunteers welcome and assist visitors on this special day.

Camp Fair
This annual Parent Council fundraiser hosts over 50 summer camp programs on a Saturday in late January/early February and is open to the public.

Dance Chaperones
Middle School parents help to supervise dances.

Library
Cover and catalog books and help students in checking-out and returning books.