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Volunteering

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Contact PO volunteer coordinator Jill Adolphe with any questions at  jill.adolphe@rogers.com.

Once you’ve found the position you’re looking for, use our online form to apply now.

Term One

Association Day

Volunteers are needed for the barbecue, Kidzone, snack shack, silent auction and more.

Event date: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Volunteers needed: unlimited

Time commitment: two- to three-hour shifts

Boarder Care Packages

At the beginning of the school year, and again in December, the Parents’ Organization sponsors care packages for boarders. The boys of Wedd’s House and Seaton’s House look forward to these events with great enthusiasm. Volunteers are needed for assembling and delivering the packages.

Event dates: late August and late November

Volunteers needed: four people

Time commitment: two hours

Festive Marketplace

Volunteers are needed during the day of the event, for set-up the day before the event and take-down on the evening of the event.

Event date: December 4, 2015

Volunteers needed: unlimited

Time commitment: two-hour shifts

New Clothing Sale

Fall sale in David Chu Theatre

Event date: TBD – Three days in late August and Early September.

Volunteers needed: 20-plus

Time commitment: two- to four-hour shifts

Used Book Collections

This sale is run in conjunction with the new clothing sale. Volunteers are needed for the set-up, sale and dismantling.

Books are collected and returned by the PO to the Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE). Parents later receive a credit or cheque from the CSBE for a portion of the value remaining in the books that are sold through CSBE (depending on the condition of the books), and the PO receives a commission from CSBE. Books that aren’t sold are donated or recycled for charity by CSBE.

Fall collection outside Hewitt Athletic Centre

Event date: TBD – Three days in late August and Early September.

Volunteers needed: 20-plus

Time commitment: two- to four-hour shifts

Term Three

Nuit Bleue

The Nuit Bleue spring arts festival is a celebration of the arts at UCC. Volunteers are needed for set-up, dismantling and during the event.

Event date: April 14, 2016

Volunteers needed: 20 people

Time commitment: two to four hours

Used Textbooks and Clothing Intake

Volunteers are needed to help with the intake and sorting of used textbooks and used clothing at the end of the school year.

Spring collections: TBA for May and June, 2016

Volunteers needed: 20 people

Time commitment: two- to four-hour shifts

Full-Year Volunteer Positions

Billeting

The College hosts events where students from out of town are invited to participate. Parent volunteers are needed to billet these students.

Volunteers needed: many

Time commitment: one or two nights

College Archives

Volunteers are needed to assist the archivist at the Upper School. The job includes filing, repackaging and some research.

Number of volunteers: three people

Time commitment: two to three hours per week

Decorating

Parents are needed to help decorate the school for special events.

Volunteers needed: three to four per event

Time commitment: two hours (per event)

Grad Memorabilia

Volunteers are needed to assist with the sale of leaving class rings and frames.

Number of volunteers: five to 10

Time commitment: two hours per event

Horizons

The Horizons program requires volunteers to work with inner-city children at partner public schools.

Number of volunteers: unlimited

Time commitment: two to three hours per week

House Reps

Each house in each year is represented by a house representative who acts as a liaison between the year rep and house parents. Each house rep contacts all the house families for their year in September to confirm contact information for PO-related monthly news. The house reps assist the year rep with organizing year-related social activities. House reps attend grade-related school events.

Volunteers needed: generally one per year per house

Time commitment: approximately one meeting per month, plus events

Library

The library coordinator schedules volunteers to work in the Macintosh Library over the course of the school year. Volunteers check in and shelve books and assist the librarian as needed.

Volunteers needed: up to 10 people

Time commitment: two to three hours weekly

Occasional Volunteers

There are always jobs throughout the school year that require a small time commitment. Examples include stuffing envelopes, photo day and helping with set-up for events.

Volunteers needed: unlimited

Time commitment: an hour or two

The Used Blues Shop (TUBS)/Used Sales

The Used Blues Shop (TUBS) sells used uniform and clothing items and used textbooks throughout the school year. Staffed by volunteer parents, the shop is also the site of the Upper School “Lost and Found.”

Click here for more information on TUBS.

Year Reps:

Each year is represented by one year rep (IB2 has two). The year rep acts as a liaison between the parent network chairs and the year’s house reps. Separate meetings are held monthly with the parent network chairs, PO advisory and the year’s house reps. Social events such as coffee mornings and evening socials are organized for their year with the assistance of the house rep.

Volunteers needed: one for each year (two for IB2)

Time commitment: two meetings per month plus events