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Each year, hundreds of parents, grandparents and alumni give of their time and talents to St. Andrew’s.

The school relies on these volunteers to keep our community connected, to mobilize resources to support our mission, to enrich student and parent learning through speaking or other educational opportunities, and to advise the Administration.

There are several volunteer opportunities available for yearly events, activities, and committees organized by the St. Andrew’s Parent Association (SAPA), as well as programs organized by factuly and staff that are in need of volunteer support. Learn more about these opportunities below, and then fill out our volunteer form to get started.

If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer but are not sure where to start, feel free to contact our Director of Parent Relations, Ana Naab, at 240-477-1990.

Volunteer for Division Events

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  • Lower School

    LS Holiday Family Celebration
    Held on December 18, the evening includes student performances from 6:30pm to 7:30pm with school tradition of holiday cookies and peppermint bark before and after the show. Volunteers are needed for making St. Andrew's famous shortbreads and peppermint bark, set-up, decorations and selling items the night of.

    LS Family Heritage Night
    On March 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lower School families will have the opportunity to celebrate and share their heritage by hosting tables featuring photographs, art, maps and food from the country, state or region they are representing. Volunteers are needed to help organize and promote the event, and to set-up, clean-up and provide support during the event.

    LS Book Fair
    From April 27 to May 1, the Lower School puts on a week-long Book Fair in collaboration with Scholastic Books where parents can purchase books for their children and for the classrooms. Volunteers are needed to set-up, clean-up, and work shifts at the Book Fair.

    LS Young Authors and Artists Week
    From April 27 to May 1, Literature and Art will be celebrated by the Lower School. A children's author will visit, parents will be invited to morning Tea events where students showcase their own creative skills, and a used book drive is ongoing throughout the week. Volunteers are needed to help organize and promote the events and to provide support during the events. Volunteers are also needed to help with decorating and hanging artwork.

    Sign up to volunteer.
  • Middle School

    MS/US Spring Visual Art Show
    Assist the Visual Arts department in preparing the MS/US Spring Art Show. The committee will meet 2-3 times before the exhibit to plan, set up, and identify judges for the show. No experience or art skills required!

    Performing Arts
    Support the Middle School Musical in May by helping with costumes, props, programs, ticket sales and/or refreshments.

    Sign up to volunteer.
  • Upper School

    Upper School BBQ for Students
    Held on Friday, October 18, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., this event is a wonderful culmination to Spirit Week for US students and on the eve of Homecoming weekend. Volunteers are needed to assist in set-up and clean-up.

    MS/US Spring Visual Art Show
    Assist the Visual Art program prepare the MS/US Spring Art Show. The committee will meet 2-3 times before the exhibit to plan, set up, and identify judges for the show. No experience or art skills required!

    Performing Arts
    Support the performing arts by helping with costumes, props, programs, ticket sales and/or refreshments. Volunteers are needed to help with the drama performance in October or the musical performance in February.

    Sign up to volunteer.

Volunteer for Community Events

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Volunteer for Year Round Committees

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  • Done in a Day

    This program provides parents with unpredictable schedules the perfect opportunity to volunteer on a one-time basis. From administrative tasks, to mailing help, to set-up/clean-up/participation for events or take home projects, there are many ways to lend a hand and show your support for the school.

    Sign up to volunteer.
  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation

    Help us show the faculty and staff of our great school how much we appreciate them. This committee produces various small events throughout the year, including Teacher Appreciation Week. Responsibilities may include planning, cooking/baking, decorations, crafts, and set up/clean up.

    Sign up to volunteer.
  • Lion's Fund Volunteer

    Join fellow parent volunteers to support the Lion's Fund. Working closely with Associate Director of Advancement David Pivirotto, volunteers will reach out to fellow SAES families to encourage them to contribute to the Lion's Fund, the annual fundraising initiative that benefits every facet of St. Andrew's operations: financial aid, faculty salaries and professional development, arts, athletics, music programs and more.

    Sign up to volunteer.
  • Parent to Parent

    Build connections among parents through various community events. Volunteers help to plan and organize events throughout the year.

    Sign up to volunteer.
  • School Store

    The School Store sells school supplies and spirit items. Volunteers assist with sales in the store and inventory on an as-needed basis.

    Sign up to volunteer.
  • Student Center Cafe

    The Student Center Cafe is looking for up to two parent volunteers to work Friday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and some Wednesday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

    Sign up to volunteer.

Volunteer for Special Interests

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  • Bokamoso

    St. Andrew's students experience a transformative cross-cultural exchange through our partnership with the Bokamoso Life Centre in Winterfeldt, South Africa. Volunteers are needed to help support the Bokamoso brunch fundraiser in January and/or host a South African student during their visit to St. Andrew's in January.

    Sign up to volunteer.
  • SAPA Leadership

    St. Andrew's Parent Association (SAPA) is organized to promote, support, and enhance the total school program. One of the many ways we do this is by volunteering for an Executive Committee position, an event committee chair, or grade level representative. If you are interested in finding out more, let us know!

    Sign up to volunteer.

Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

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  • Alumni Opportunities

    Volunteers play a vital role in the alumni community. They are instrumental in keeping class members in contact with the school and with one another, and in supporting the many events, programs, and initiatives of the Alumni Association. Click here to learn more about alumni volunteer opportunities.

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in preschool (Age 2) through grade 12, located in Potomac, Maryland.