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GDS Parent Volunteer Organizations
Greensboro Day School has an active group of parent volunteers that help shape and support numerous programs on and off campus. Being part of one or more of these groups will greatly enhance your family’s experience at GDS.
Mission – The PA is committed to these priorities: supporting faculty, students and parents, implementing effective fundraising events, effective community building initiatives, and parental involvement and communication.
Benefits – As a member of the PA, you will be informed and educated about GDS, from what happens in the classroom, to what happens in the Board room. Volunteering at school keeps you in touch with other parents, which is a valuable tool as your children spend more and more time with their friends, away from home. We are a community raising our children together. PA events and gatherings give us more opportunities to work together on the crucial task of child rearing.
Volunteer Opportunities – All parents at GDS are automatically members of the Parents’ Association. There are several Board positions to serve various needs and activities at GDS, but you do not need to serve on the Board to be an active member of the PA.
- The biggest events of the year, where the PA needs everything from planners and coordinators, to hourly shift workers, are: Green and Gold Day Carnival, Bengal Paws for Service, Winter Fun(d)raiser and The Bengal Dash.
- Room parents will contact lower school parents regarding volunteer opportunities in individual classrooms. This is some of the most important time you can spend at GDS - benefitting your child, your child’s teacher and yourself in so many ways!
Contact: Laura Hochstein at email@example.com or 510-4736
Parent Ambassador Council
Mission – The Parent Ambassador Council was formed to coordinate parent efforts to assist in admission activities and community building through a variety of events and activities. In addition to helping with direct efforts with regard to internal or external marketing, admission process and retention, these committee members are asked to always keep an open mind and seek opportunities to highlight Greensboro Day School whenever possible.
Benefits – The commitment from each Parent Ambassador to these activities will truly help to strengthen and enrich the Greensboro Day School experience for both the GDS and Greensboro community. Members gain a better understanding of the GDS admission process, meet new and current families, become better acquainted with teachers and staff.
Volunteer Opportunities – Parent Ambassadors will serve as liaisons at open houses, coffees, reunions and other school and community events. Ambassadors are called upon in various ways to welcome new families, support and engage existing families and even strengthen ties with alumni.
Contact: Emilie Samet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-8565.
Mission - The Music, Art, Drama (MAD) Society provides support to Greensboro Day School's visual and performing arts programs. Supporting the MAD SOCIETY helps pay for performing arts event receptions, non-budgeted replacement items, transportation for students to local workshops & seminars, improvements in fine arts classrooms, guest professionals to provide master classes, and faculty enrichment.
Benefits - Every membership includes the following: early access to ticket sales before the general Box Office opening, e-mail updates about upcoming GDS arts events, the opportunity to enhance experiences in visual and performing arts for all students. Different membership levels offer additional benefits. Additional fees are required.
Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteers may serve on the MAD Board, which includes planning and administrative duties; other volunteer needs include reception servers, art show hangers, etc.
Contact: Cecile Winstead at email@example.com or 286-4717.
Mission - The Booster Club provides families with the opportunity to support Greensboro Day School athletics through spirit activities and other events. Supporting the Bengal Booster Club helps pay for: needed equipment and supplies; state and PACIS dues; coaching clinics; improvement in athletic facilities; athletic awards meal for seniors in the fall, winter, and spring; non-budgeted replacement items; and bus transportation.
Benefits – There are three types of memberships available: Bengal Booster, Junior Bengal Booster, and Alumni/Grandparent Bengal Booster. See website for details. Additional fees are required.
Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteers may serve on the Booster Club board, which includes planning and administrative duties; other volunteer needs include concession stand helpers, event helpers, etc.
Contacts: Leanne Rosenbower at firstname.lastname@example.org or 339-4626.
Please call the organization’s representative or visit their Web sites to learn more about how you will benefit from being involved and how you can make a difference!