Volunteer

“We believe that a strong school relies on initiative and commitment from all members of the community.” 

Richmond Waldorf School depends on the initiative and commitment of our parent community to help us achieve our mission. We aspire to be a community that embraces a culture of service. This service goes beyond our own children’s classes, extending to the school as a whole and to the greater Richmond community.

Working together for the betterment of our school strengthens our community, and when we volunteer and serve, we model important values for our children. While we do not require parents to perform community service, we recognize that “many hands make light work,” and if every family does its part, then the school will grow and thrive. We hope that each family will contribute approximately eight hours of community service each year.  

To view our current volunteer opportunities, visit our calendar here.

 


 

Tell us what interests you!

Please review the community service opportunities listed below and mark all the activities you would be interested in supporting this year. We will contact you to provide details and to confirm your participation.

Descriptions of Opportunities

  • All School Work Days (July/Aug.) (1–6+ hrs.)
    Help complete unfinished tasks/projects in the buildings and on the grounds

    Auction Shifts (March) (1–3 hrs.)
    Assist on Auction evening with set-up, staffing tables, tracking sales, or clean-up; March date t.b.a.

    Bike Day (3–4 hrs.)
    Plan a day of mountain biking for students accompanied by parents; pick a location with options for multiple levels of riders; have maps, water, and snacks available.

    Christmas on McArthur Parade (Dec.) (1–3 hrs.)
    Help staff our booth; speak with visitors about RWS; date t.b.a.

    Class Activities/Trips (2–10 hrs.)
    Assist teachers with class activities; help assist or drive on excursions.

    Class Care (2–6 hrs.)
    Organize class laundry, flowers, snacks/meals.

    Craft Nights (2–3hrs.)
    Plan a craft for parents for festivals or just for the joy of working together on a project.

    Explore the Outdoors Festival (May) (1–3 hrs.)
    Help staff our booth; speak with visitors about RWS; date t.b.a.

    Fall Fest Shifts (Nov.) (1–3 hrs.)
    Help with set-up, clean-up, or help staff an activity or event on Nov. 10th.

    Free Fundraising Awareness and Enrollment (3–4 hrs.)
    Raise awareness and encourage participation in Kroger Rewards, Amazon Smile, Box Tops, and Gift Card program.

    Holiday Gift Card Coordinator (3–4 hrs.)
    Coordinate publicity, sale, and distribution of holiday gift cards.

    MakerFest (Oct.) (1–3 hrs.)
    Help staff our booth; speak with visitors about RWS; date t.b.a.

    May Faire Shifts (May) (1–3 hrs.)
    Help with set-up, clean-up, or help staff an activity or event on May 4th.

    Open House Host (Oct./Jan.) (2–6 hrs.)
    Welcome and direct guests to activities; talk with prospective parents about RWS; Saturday Oct. 20 and Jan 26.

    Richmond Veg Fest (June) (1–3 hrs.)
    Help staff our booth; speak with visitors about RWS;
 June date t.b.a.

    School Photos (Oct.) (2–3 hrs.)
    Work with photographers to assist with the flow of family on student picture days; Recruit volunteers to assist on picture day as needed; October date t.b.a.

    Teacher Appreciation Week (May) (1–5hrs.)
    Help plan and recruit parents to help with breakfast treats brought; flower bouquets, and a catered luncheon; May date t.b.a.

    Waldorf Talent Show (May) (3 hrs.)
    Recruit artists, promote the event, collect entry fee at the door, and sell pizza, drinks, and snacks at the show; May date t.b.a.

  • Auction Committee (8–10+ hrs.)
    Help plan and publicize the auction; solicit contributions; work shift on Auction evening.

    Fall Fest Steering Committee (4–6 hrs.)
    Help envision and plan our Fall festival; some members take responsibility for an area or activity of the fest; 2 meetings in early Fall; one debrief meeting.

    Family Care for Families in need (2–8 hrs.)
    Track and publicize which families in the community need support— meals, childcare, transportation, etc.; organize rosters for volunteers.

    Festivals Committee (6–8 hrs.)
    Work with faculty and parents to plan festivals; assist in festival tasks.

    May Faire Steering Committee (6 hrs.)
    Help envision and plan our Fall festival; some members take responsibility for an area or activity of the fest; 2 meetings in Spring; one debrief meeting.

    Spirit Nights (1–2 hrs., 2–4x per year)
    Help plan a family-friendly fundraising events at local restaurants who will donate a portion of their proceeds earned that night to RWS.

  • Buildings & Grounds Committee (20+ hrs. per year)
    Help determine what is needed; assist in executing tasks on work days, etc.; monthly meeting.

    Development Subcommittee (20+ hrs. per year)
    Help decide on what events/campaigns will occur; assist in executing tasks; monthly meeting.

    Enrollment Subcommittee (20+ hrs. per year)
    Help decide on what is needed to increase and support enrollment; assist Valerie Hogan in enrollment tasks; monthly meeting.

    Finance Committee (20+ hrs. per year)
    Track RWS’s financial operations; develop preliminary budget; monthly meetings.

    Marketing Subcommittee (20+ hrs. per year)
    Help decide on what is needed to increase awareness of RWS; assist Valerie Hogan in marketing tasks; monthly meeting.

    Mosaics Diversity Committee (8 hrs. per year)
    Help decide what is needed to increase RWS diversity & inclusion; assist in events.

    PA Class Representative (2–4 hrs. per month)
    Attend PA meetings; communicate events and information to parents in your class; help coordinate volunteerism within your class; monthly meetings & some additional time.

    PA Coffee Social (1 hr. per month)
    Coordinate monthly coffee social—set up coffee and accompaniments, coordinate snacks, and clean up afterwards.  Coordinate with administration as needed to assist with an extended coffee social for the Early Childhood Spiral Walk and Friends and Relatives Day.

    Rainbow Room Coordination (1 hr. per week)
    Maintain our parent’s market at RWS; keep the room looking clean and organized; coordinate vendors to market RWS appropriate items; weekly tasks.


  • All School Work Days (July/Aug.) (1–6+ hrs.)Auction Shifts (March) (1–3 hrs.)Bike Day (3–4 hrs.)Christmas on McArthur Parade (Dec.) (1–3 hrs.)Class Activities/Trips (2–10 hrs.)Class Care (laundry, flowers, etc.) (2–6 hrs.)Craft Nights (2–3 hrs.)Explore the Outdoors Festival (May) (1–3 hrs.)Fall Fest Shifts (Nov.) (1–3 hrs.)Free Fundraising Awareness & Enrollment (3–4 hrs.)Holiday Gift Card Coordinator (3–4 hrs.)MakerFest (Oct.) (1–3 hrs.)May Faire Shifts (May) (1–3 hrs.)Open House Host (Oct/Jan) (2–6 hrs.)Richmond Veg Fest (June) (1–3 hrs.)School Photos (2–3 hrs.)Teacher Appreciation Week (May) (1–5 hrs.)Waldorf Talent Show (May) (3 hrs.)


    Auction Committee (8–10+ hrs.)Fall Fest Steering Committee (4–6 hrs.)Family Care for Families in need (2–8 hrs.)Festivals Committee (6–8 hrs.)May Faire Steering Committee (6 hrs.)Spirit Nights (1–2 hrs., 2–4x per year)


    Buildings & Grounds Committee (20+ hrs. per year)Development Subcommittee (20+ hrs. per year)Enrollment Subcommittee (20+ hrs. per year)Finance Committee (20+ hrs. per year)Marketing Subcommittee (20+ hrs. per year)Mosaics Diversity Committee (8 hrs. per year)PA Class Representative (2–4 hrs. per month)PA Coffee Social (1 hr. per month)Rainbow Room Coordination (1 hr. per week)

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