Because Northfield Nursery School is a cooperative school, parents are asked to serve on volunteer committees. Parents of currently enrolled students have the opportunity to sign up for volunteer positions at the fall orientation meeting. Below are descriptions of these positions and estimated time committments.
Room and Toy Cleaning: 3 hours, 2 Saturday mornings per year
15 volunteers needed, including a lead volunteer who organizes and schedules cleaning times. Twice a year, classrooms and toys need to be thoroughly cleaned (vacuumed, dusted, wiped down, etc).
Property Maintenance: Less than 12 hours per year
2-3 volunteers, including a lead volunteer, to call and organize the group. These parents maintain and repair classroom and playground equipment. They may also be asked to build certain items with school provided supplies.
Librarian: every 2 weeks for 3 months of the year
3 volunteers, including a lead volunteer to call and organize the group, are needed to check out and return books and materials from the public library. Book check-out is usually done every 2 weeks. Teachers notify the volunteers of the books that they need. In the past volunteers have split the year into thirds and have each taken responsibility for a third.
Book Orders: 3-4 hours per month for 7 months
Volunteer needed to place book orders through Scholastic Books (online or by mail) and sort the order when it arrives. This person may also need to meet with teachers/director to review the process and expectations for book ordering.
Fundraising: time commitment varies
This is much more fun than it sounds! Volunteers will work closely with the Fundraising Board Member to help organize and distribute various fundraising materials. Some examples are: distributing coffee sales, collecting money for gas cards, and advertising pizza coupons.
Staff/Volunteer Appreciation: once per year (either Fall or Spring)
Volunteers needed to provide snacks to staff during parent/teacher conferences. This group may also show support for staff/volunteers by providing a thank-you event or small thank you tokens of appreciation.
Family Fun Events: 4-5 hours per year
10 volunteers are needed for fall and 10 for spring. This group will plan, organize and facilitate a Family Fun Event in the fall and spring. Activities in the past have included crafts, gym activities, and snacks. This group is also in charge of set-up, clean-up, collecting money and making food for the event.
Room Parent: 1-4 hours per year
One parent from each class is needed to be “on call” for the teachers. Responsibilities include assisting with miscellaneous tasks for the class and notifying families of school closing due to unforeseen circumstances.
Marketing Help: 1-2 hours per month
This volunteer will be responsible for stocking brochures and fliers at various locations throughout town. Please share any other marketing expertise you may have.
Breakfast with Santa Coordinators: varies
Organize volunteers into one-hour time slots and help out on the day of the event.
Healthy Kids Day: 2 hours
Once in the spring plus some additional planning time.
Create a theme, set up and staff the NNS table at the Healthy Kids Day event.