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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 faculty and staff that are in need of volunteer support. Learn more about these opportunities below. Please check back for the 2021-2022 volunteer sign up form, which will be posted soon!

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 Concert
    This evening event includes student performances with school tradition of holiday treats 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 the event.

    LS Family Heritage Night
    Lower School families 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
    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
    Literature and Art are celebrated in this week-long event 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.

    Click here 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.

    Click here to volunteer.
  • Upper School

    Upper School BBQ for Students
    This October 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.

    Click here to volunteer.

Volunteer for Community Events

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  • Homecoming

    Held in October, Homecoming is a day that celebrates school spirit with a walk that supports the homeless in the DC area, followed by sporting events, food, games and fun for the whole family. Volunteers are needed to assist in monitoring various areas in manageable shifts during the celebration.

    Click here to volunteer.
  • Grandparents and Special Friends Day

    Grandparents and Special Friends Day brings grandparents and special friends to the school for a morning of classes and chapel service. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, check-in, and serving breakfast.

    Click here to volunteer.
  • St. Andrew's for the Holidays

    Help St. Andrew’s prepare for the holiday season by decorating the campus in holiday style! Share in the great tradition of baking our famous shortbread cookies and peppermint bark and prepare them for holiday sales. These and other items are available for purchase just in time for the holidays!

    Click here to volunteer.
  • Fund-a-Scholar Gala

    St. Andrew's annual Fund-A-Scholar Gala will be held on March 13, 2021. Please contact Ana Naab for more information on this community event. The event will feature an online silent auction, LIVE! auction and a community dinner. Assistance will be needed with the solicitation of items, marketing, and/or decorations.

    Click here to volunteer.
  • Project Red Balloon

    In mid-March, help welcome newly enrolled families into the St. Andrew's community by decorating their mailboxes with SAES balloons. This one-day activity is full-on fun and it's the perfect way to show your school spirit! Date is TBD.

    Click here to volunteer.
  • Flower Mart at Washington National Cathedral

    Held the first Friday and Saturday in May at Washington National Cathedral. St. Andrew's parents share in the tradition of ticket sales at the antique carousel.

    Click here to volunteer.

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.

    Click here 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.

    Click here to volunteer.
  • Lions Fund Volunteer

    Join fellow parent volunteers to support the Lions Fund. Working closely with Mari McDonald, Director of the Lions Fund, volunteers will reach out to fellow SAES families to encourage them to contribute to the Lions 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.

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  • Parent to Parent

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

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  • 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.

    Click here 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.

    Click here 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.

    Click here 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!

    Click here 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.