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Ways to Volunteer

Opportunities for parents to become involved at Madeira are varied and plentiful. You will find opportunities to help with every facet of Madeira life.

 

HELP WITH JUNIOR/SENIOR PROM

An annual favorite of our upperclasswomen, the prom will be held off campus in the spring. Parents, in conjunction with the Dean of Students Office, help plan, set-up and decorate, and staff the event. Information >>

JUDGE THE SCIENCE FAIR

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 >>

LEND A HAND IN THE LIBRARY

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 >>

PARTICIPATE IN SENIOR DINNER

Senior families plan and enjoy a special Senior Dinner with their daughters the Thursday of Family Weekend. Senior Dinner information >>

PLAY A ROLE IN SNAIL ATHLETICS

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.

TAKE PART IN THE ARTS

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 >>

“TREAT” OUR DAUGHTERS

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.

VOLUNTEER FOR THE "PATS" PROGRAM

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 >>

“APPRECIATE” OUR FACULTY & STAFF

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 >>

BE A MEMBER OF THE ADMISSIONS VOLUNTEER TEAM

There are many ways to help with Admissions.  Current parents are the best ambassadors for Madeira.  Some ways to help include:

  • Make follow-up calls to prospective families
  • Meet and greet families at on-campus Open Houses and Re-Visit Days
  • Host or help coordinate an admissions event in your area
  • Spread the word about your daughter's experience with your friends

Information >>

GREET NEW FAMILIES AT NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

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 >>

HOST AN OFF-CAMPUS PARENT CLASS GATHERING 

Parents often host social gathering for parents by class year. Interested in hosting? Information >>

SUPPORT THE MADEIRA FUND

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 >>

BE AN ON-CALL DRIVER

Assist the Health Center staff by escorting students to off-campus medical appointments on an as-needed basis. Information >> 

SUPPORT STUDENT ACTIVITIES

The Dean of Students' Office is planning a fun-filled 2017-2018 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>>