Volunteer at Meredith

How Can You Help?

One of the keys to success at Meredith School is our amazing group of parent volunteers. We can always use more help. The parents in the HSA come from diverse backgrounds and also have unique talents including fundraising, PR, design, architecture, construction/electrical, website design, finance, and grant writing skills.

All of our fundraising efforts are parent led and directed. Parents also vote on how to spend the money raised at most events. Some of our more popular events started because one parent had an idea.

We need your support to keep our parent community strong and engaged. To volunteer you need all of the clearances.

Sign up for a committee or write in your idea. We will get in touch with you. You can also send us an email at meredithhomeandschool@gmail.com. Thanks, in advance, for your hard work and dedication.

Family participation makes our Home and School Association Strong. Volunteers are needed for various functions throughout the school year. All volunteer work is coordinated through committees.

School Picture Day: assist teachers and photographers with getting students lined up and ready for their fall picture

Meredith Annual 5K Run/Walk : Come out and support the participants and their families.  The 5K day needs all types of support from registration, manning a table , getting sign ups and of course cheering everyone on.

Harvest Feast: Parents donate, set-up, serve and clean-up wonderful food in this long standing Meredith tradition .

Holiday Shop: Volunteers are needed each day of this event to set-up and keep the “store” stocked; help children select small gift items for family members, take payments and gift wrap. The Holiday Shop is located in the library .

Family Fun Night: Volunteers are needed to plan free, or low cost events for families to attend. Events happen throughout the year.

Meredith Auction: Be a part of the major spring fundraiser, the annual live auction. Volunteers are needed to solicit donations; organize the auction items and the program; provide publicity; sell raffle tickets; work at the registration table and assist with checkout.

IMAGINE Meredith: Plan design improvements to Meredith School (indoor and outdoor).  Organize work parties for clean-ups. Contact imaginemeredith@gmail.com to join.

Play Day & Field Day: A favorite day of all students. Help transform the school yard into a carnival full of games, arts and crafts, dancing, music and food. Organize a field day for the middle school students at a nearby playground or rec center.

Meredith Meet-ups: Create social events for Meredith students/families. Examples may include meeting at Franklin Square for a picnic and playing or perhaps going bowling. Let us know your suggestions.

Hospitality: Help with the Welcome breakfast for new families; cater/host refreshments for various meetings and events at the school. Baker’s welcome!

Teacher Appreciation: Meredith teachers are amazing! Help with the holiday luncheon and end of the year appreciation luncheon. Please let us know your suggestions.

Grants: Have experience with grant writing or would like to research grant opportunities for Meredith? This is the committee for you. Most work can be completed from home.

Ways & Means: Evaluate and research fundraising and donations options for Meredith. Most work can be completed from home. Please let us know if you are interested in chairing this committee. The chairperson holds a position on the Finance Committee.

Nominations/Elections: The Meredith Executive Board and School Council has elections each year. Help recruit, organize information about the candidates and count ballots. A chairperson is needed for this committee.

Finance Committee: This committee is chaired by our Treasurer. We seek “money minded” individuals who can help us strategize the finances of the 501c3. People with accounting backgrounds are preferred, but not required.

Public Relations Committee: Distribute information about Meredith Home & School events and activities via grassroots efforts, and through traditional and social media sources. All media correspondence must be pre-approved by the principal. A chairperson is needed for this committee.

Please contact the Meredith Home & School Association Board if you would like to join a committee or need more information via email at meredithhomeandschool@gmail.com.