Imagine a team of parents and teachers working together for the good of children. That is what happens when a school has a strong volunteer base. Dutchess Day School is blessed to have a parent body, and extended DDS family, that is committed to what we do and shows it by volunteering. At Dutchess Day, we depend on the energy, ideas, creativity, and dedication of our volunteers. Serving as a volunteer enriches your child’s education.
There are countless ways to volunteer at Dutchess Day. There is something for everyone, including all of you who work two full time jobs—in the office and at home as parents!
You can act as class parent, field trip chaperone, creative assistant for plays, or resident expert about a particular subject under inquiry in the classroom. You can bake a cake, plan a class party, or help with class projects. Serving on a committee is another valuable way to help out. There are always groups of parents planning and orchestrating events—from the annual fundraiser to the book fair—that benefit the school
When you volunteer, the school clearly gains, but so do you! You can learn about the school, from the inside out. You get to know the other parents at the school—and not just the ones from your class. Finally, volunteering expresses a profound commitment to your child’s daily life and you set an example for your children that giving time and support is an important value.
Please don’t be shy! If your schedule makes it possible for you to attend parent’s association meetings, they are a wonderful way to find out what volunteering options are out there at any given time. But if you cannot get to those meetings, fear not. Just contact your class parent or homeroom teacher to find out more about volunteering in the school. Contact the PA president about volunteering on a committee or in fundraising. We hope to see you soon!