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Ways To Get Involved

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VCS parents contribute to our school’s vitality in three important ways:

• Serving as volunteers
• Supporting philanthropic efforts
• Attending social and fundraising events

Parents' active participation benefits our entire community and has a direct impact on the educational opportunities available to every VCS student. Getting involved is also an excellent way to get to know other families, forge new friendships, and deepen existing relationships. We strive to make parent engagement a fun (lots of fun!), rewarding, and meaningful process. As you consider various options, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask questions. The VCS Office of Advancement is a great resource. Together, we’ll find the best fit for your interests, time, and talents.

For more details on the many ways parents contribute to life at VCS, please see the Volunteer Brochure.

Class Parents

Class Parents are committed to a variety of significant responsibilities at VCS, giving them a unique view into the life of the school. Throughout the year, they effectively disseminate important information to their class, help coordinate volunteers, and are active volunteers themselves.

Community Service Committee

The Community Service Committee is comprised of parent volunteers and generally meets on a monthly basis. Projects may change, but the goal is to support school-wide projects as needed and share resources and information to facilitate family volunteering outside of school.

DEIB Committee

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee is comprised of VCS parents from all backgrounds who come together in support of our Diversity Statement. They brainstorm parent events and activities to support families in their affirmation and development of ethnic, racial, and social identity.

 

Fundraising

 

Annual Fund Giving Committee

For this vital committee we ask our parent volunteers to use their “artful asking” talents to directly solicit Annual Fund contributions from fellow parents. Each volunteer is assigned a handful of families to approach for a tax-deductible donation to VCS. 

VCS Spring Soirée

A festive evening of food, drinks, and fun for VCS parents. A paddle raise during the course of the evening raises funds for a particular VCS “wish list” item.

Annual Social & Community Events

Fall Festival

Every October, the Fall Festival is an evening of family fun with games, activities, and more! Costumes are encouraged at this community-wide fall celebration. Volunteer opportunities include:

• Set-up, breakdown
• Guest check-in
• Leading games and activities

Book Fair

The VCS Book Fair lets students and families revel in our shared love of reading. A varied selection of classic novels, great new titles, librarian’s choices, and more are available — with a few surprise twists. Volunteer opportunities include:

• Set-up, breakdown
• Book sorting and packing
• Room decoration

Lower School Dance Party

We are always looking for inventive ways to shake off the winter blues. Our annual Dance Party for Lower School families in early February gets students and families moving to some of their favorite music. Volunteer opportunities include:

• Set-up, breakdown
• Guest check-in
• Room decoration

Summer Send-Off

Our final get-together in June, the VCS Summer Send-Off is a chance to reminisce, wind down, and honor a memorable year while enjoying refreshments and activities. Volunteer opportunities include:

• Set-up, break-down
• Guest check-in
• Leading games and activities