"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"   - Helen Keller

Welcome to volunteering at Love of Learning! 

Many hands are needed to pull off the many events at the school throughout the year. Do you have a special skill you would like to share? Is there a role at the school you have interest in learning more about?  Want to meet LOL families, make new friends or meet the parents of your children's friends?  Have some spare time you would like to share? Volunteering at Love of Learning is a great way to meet other LOL families, learn more about the LOL community and teach your children the benefits of helping out.

This year, we are kindly asking each LOL family to volunteer 10 hours across the school year. This can be done all at once (i.e. the Gala) or in short blocks throughout the year.  You can record your hours at the bottom of this page.

- Melissa Lapp, Parent Association Volunteer Chair

 

Love  of Learning 2017 Volunteer Opportunities


Parent Association - Leadership Positions

President Elect (click to learn more)

School Apparel Chair (click to learn more)


Classroom Helpers

Snack Parent (click to learn more)


Event Volunteering

Bulb Sale (November)

Love of Learning’s annual Bulb Sale is the first fundraiser of the school year. This fundraiser is friendly to our planet and provides an opportunity for your children to help be a part of beautifying their environment. Love of Learning partners with Dutch Mill Bulbs to provide families with quality spring bulbs that are guaranteed to bloom. Volunteers are need to to help organize and distribute orders once we receive the bulbs. (click here to learn more)

Potluck Supper (October)

Love of Learning's Potluck Supper is an annual community building event where families sit down together as a school, share a meal, meet new friends and celebrate each other and the different cultures in our Love of Learning community.  Families of children from both campuses are invite to bring a dish (appetizer, salad, entree or dessert) to share with others. (click to learn more)

Halloween Celebration (October)

Calling all Love of Learning Monsters, Goblins and Princesses!  Nobody has a much hands-on fun as LOL celebrating Halloween. From a costume parade to games, booth themed activities and a used toy sale, our Halloween Celebration at is fully run by volunteer parents and children. All funds raised go to UNICEF.  Date: October 31, 2017 during school hours at Harborside Campus.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Set up booths and activities before the event
  • Breakdown of stalls and activities after the event
  • Help run an activity stall (themed craft or game for all to play) during the celebration (this can be shared between multiple volunteers)
  • Donate cupcakes (for children to decorate)
  • Donate gently used toys and books for a table top sale (in aid of UNICEF)

Click here to volunteer

Notecards (November)

Love of Learning pairs with the local printing company (RGI) to transform your child's artwork into notecards, totes, aprons, puzzles, etc. all in time for the holidays.  A percentage of sales go back to the school.  

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Coordinate communications with the LOL office regarding orders
  • Organize and distribute orders

Click here to volunteer

Thanksgiving Cookie and Pie Sale (November)

Freshly baked pie and cookies for Copenhagen Bakery is the perfect LOL fundraiser for the Thanksgiving holiday.  A percentage of the sales go back to the school.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Coordinate communications with the LOL office regarding orders
  • Organize and distribute orders

Click here to volunteer

Citrus Fruit (December)

Love of Learning partners with a US citrus grower to provide fresh citrus (oranges and grapefruits) direct from the farm to you!  They are mighty delicious and will last through January (if you don't eat them up all at once!).

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Coordinate communications with the LOL office regarding orders
  • Organize and distribute orders

Click here to volunteer

Book Fair (December)

Have you ever wanted to be a librarian?  Now is your chance!  Volunteer for our scholastic book fair where children, parents and other family members have the opportunity to browse and purchase books.  A percentage of sales is donated to the school.  This event is held at Harborside Campus.  On one of the days of the book fair week there is a 'Grandparents Tea'.  Grandparents are invited to the book fair at a designated time to shop with their grandchild and then share in tea and cookies together.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Two committee heads to liaise with Scholastic and the LOL office to run this event
  • Assist in the advertising/awareness for the event within the LOL community
  • Set up the books ready for sale
  • Assist children with browsing and purchasing
  • Manage the cash register and credit card sales
  • Distribute books once orders are delivered (from online ordering)

Click here to volunteer

Super Bowl Family Bowling (February)

On the afternoon of Super Bowl Sunday, Love of Learning rents all of the Larkfield Lanes for our families to enjoy bowling together at a reduced cost.  This is a great opportunity for all members of the family to play together before the big game.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Assist the LOL office in administration and booking of the event

Click here to volunteer

Tulip Festival (April/May)

A community festival where groups in the local community come together at Heckscher Park and set up individual specialty booths.  As part of the event, Love of Learning will run a booth where children plant pots of marigolds with people that come to the festival. 

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Collect pre-ordered dirt and marigolds
  • Organize cups and other materials
  • Set up the LOL booth on the day of the festival
  • Breakdown the booth after the festival ends
  • Run the LOL booth during the festival (in slots between 11am-4pm)

Click here to volunteer

Love of Learning Gala (May 12, 2018)

The Love of Learning Gala is our biggest, annual school fundraising event and parents night out.  It is an evening of Art, Music and Food.  The evening comprises of live Art auctions, raffle baskets, dinner and live music.  This is a huge event with lots of opportunities for volunteers as part of the following teams, all managed by Norell Liddell.

  • Raffle Baskets
  • Solicitation of local business for auction and basket items as well as food and drink
  • Decorations
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Graphic design team to aid design and creation of invitations, programs, etc.
  • Food and Drink
  • Art
  • Music
  • Set up teams on the day of the event
  • Breakdown team after the event

Click here for more information


Record Your Volunteer Hours

Please record your hours each time you volunteer

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