Opportunities for parents to become involved at Madeira are varied and plentiful. You will find opportunities to help with every facet of Madeira life. Click through for details and sign-up information.
(Note: Coordinators create online signups for their volunteer needs. Until signups are created, links will be to coordinators' emails, which you can use in the interim to find out more information.)
An annual favorite of our upperclasswomen, the prom will be held on campus in the spring. Parents, in conjunction with the Dean of Students Office, help plan, set-up and decorate, and staff the event. Information >>
The Science Department welcomes science fair judges for the annual Madeira School Science Fair, traditionally held winter term. The only requirements are a degree in science and an interest in helping out. Information >>
Parents assist at the Huffington Library with ongoing projects including shelving, magazine check-in, placing barcodes and spine labels on new items, and working on special assignments. Information >>
Senior families plan and enjoy a special Senior Dinner with their daughters the Thursday of Family Weekend. Senior Dinner information >>
Madeira fields teams in 12 interscholastic sports over the course of the school year, and also has a full-year riding program. Lend welcome support to the coaches and the teams by volunteering to be a team parent or photographer, or to assist at Riding shows and events.
Madeira parents provide support to the school's Fine Arts Department, helping behind the scenes with dance recitals, three main stage theater productions (fall Play, winter Musical, and spring One-Acts), choral performances by Madeira Glee, and art shows. From pitching in with costuming needs, providing and selling concessions at event intermissions, to taking photographs, chaperoning field trips, and hanging or taking down artwork, volunteers play an integral part of Madeira arts. Theater parents also organize the annual Madeira Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) reception, held in February. Information >>
Parents donate baked goods and help staff a school-wide dessert extravaganza to celebrate Valentine’s Day, while our “Cookie Momsters” surprise the girls with make-your-own cookie buffets a few times each year.
Be a Parent Ambassador to Students who are boarding overseas, far from their families. As a PATS family you would host two girls, twice a semester, to enjoy a family barbecue, celebrate birthdays, or take them sightseeing in D.C. Information >>
Faculty/staff ongoing appreciation events: Several times throughout the year, the Parents’ Association surprises the faculty and staff with baked goods and delivers them to every faculty and staff office. Information >>
Volunteer to be on call to help with various Admission events, such as Open Houses, meeting and greeting potential new parents on campus, mailing open house invitations to friends and neighbors of potential Madeira girls, and helping with registration and orientation packets and events. Information >>
The Parents' Association welcomes all new girls and their families to Madeira. Volunteers greet new girls and parents, assist the school's registration team, and help people get where they need to go during new student registration day. Information >>
College Counseling Weekend is held in early January after the girls return from winter break. Off-campus class gatherings for parents (potluck dinners or brunches) are hosted by parents from each class. Interested in finding out more about hosting? Information >>
The Madeira Fund is the School's annual giving program. Gifts to the Fund support the School and its numerous programs that help balance the budget. Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in phonathons to solicit support from current parents. Information >>
Assist the Health Center staff by escorting students to off-campus medical appointments on an as-needed basis. Information >>
The Dean of Students' Office is planning a fun-filled 2016-2017 for our Madeira girls. The girls have identified events that they want to make “signature”. There are also a few dates open to help the girls plan "daytime non-mixer" events with other schools. Sign up to help with a specific event, to help out on a specific date, or to be part of the Dean of Students' activities support committee.
The Dean of Students Office also needs help transporting students to social events. Information>>