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

Are you feeling full of gratitude for the amazing school your children attend? Do you wish there was a way you could show that love? Welcome to volunteering at Love of Learning! 

Many hands make light work of the 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.

 

Love  of Learning 2019-2020 Volunteer Opportunities


Event Volunteering

Monday Family Lunch (weekly)

This is the most popular way of supporting our school. We need a family to help every Monday. In conjunction with Mrs. Thaler, you plan, shop for, prepare and serve lunch to our school. We will guide and assist you every step of the way. This is always a very exciting day for the child or children whose parent is here! Sign up here:


Wednesday School Lunch Volunteers (weekly)

If you are looking to familiarize yourself with how school lunch works, but you don’t feel quite sure about making a meal, helping out on a Wednesday would be a great start. Parents can help deliver the food from the kitchen (Retreat Center) down to the classrooms and then help to serve it to the kids. Time commitment is 11:00am - 1:15pm.  This is a low commitment volunteer activity with high reward. Please call the office if you can help out.

Bulb Order Distibution

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 beautify their environment. Love of Learning partners with Dutch Mill Bulbs to provide families with quality spring bulbs that are guaranteed to bloom. Volunteers are needed to organize and distribute orders once we receive the bulbs.

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Halloween Celebration (October)

Calling all Love of Learning Monsters, Goblins and Princesses!  Nobody has as much hands-on fun as LOL celebrating Halloween. We have a choral presentation and costume parade followed by our indoor carnival style fun! Games, balloons, themed activities, and cupcake decorating are run by volunteer parents and children. All profits go to UNICEF.  Date: October 31, 2019 during school hours from 1:30-3pm

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Set up tables, activities, crafts and games before the event.

  • Breakdown of above after the event, clean up.

  • Help run an activity table (themed craft or game for all to play) during the celebration. This can be shared between multiple volunteers.

  • Donate cupcakes for children to decorate (at least one cupcake is needed for every child in attendance).

  • Donate gently used toys and books for a table top sale (in aid of UNICEF).

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Thanksgiving Pie and Cookie Sale (November)

Freshly baked pies and cookies from Copenhagen Bakery is the perfect LOL fundraiser for the Thanksgiving holiday.  A percentage of the sales goes back to the school. Pies are ready to go home the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. They make a lovely and hassle-free addition to any Thanksgiving holiday gathering.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Coordinate communications with the LOL office regarding orders

  • Organize and distribute orders

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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 school.  On one of the days of the book fair week, there is a 'Grandparents Tea'.  Grandparents or other special adults in your child’s life are invited to the book fair at a designated time to shop 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)

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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 the administration and booking of the event

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Tulip Festival (May)

A community festival where groups in the local area come together at Heckscher Park and set up individual specialty booths.  As part of the event, Love of Learning will run a booth where we offer marigold planting in decorated cups, helping child visitors help themselves to the materials with guidance, in true Montessori style. 

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)

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Love of Learning Gala (our biggest event)

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, with one coordinator in charge of the event.

  • 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

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