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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.

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.

“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.

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. Information >>

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, shelf reading, and working on special assignments in our library catalogue. 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

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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 >>