at La Fayette Park

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Volunteering and community engagement

is a cornerstone of Larchmont Charter School. 

Family engagement, like everything else, will look different in the 2020/21 school year - but it’s more important than ever. Family involvement is how our school was founded and it literally has made our school run for the last 16 years. Your talents in the classroom, your energy at school events, and your commitment on fundraising teams helps make Larchmont Charter School the incredible school it is. Now, even more than before, any help you can give will enrich your child’s school experience and prove integral to fulfilling our school’s mission.


We suggest that each family commit to 25 volunteer hours per school year, or 40 hours for families with more than one student at the school. It’s a great way to make new friends and become part of the community. Extended family members (e.g., grandparents) are welcome to help complete the suggested hours, too.


Please check all the volunteer options below that interest you, and you will be contacted by a committee chair.

Thank you!



We need parents in each Pack (aka homeroom) to help facilitate Pack- and grade-specific communication to parents and support your homeroom teachers with any specific requests they might have.

Help us welcome incoming families and support our LFP Site Leaders in planning and organizing community-building events to grow and foster our connection at LFP. Includes the host family program, orientation, back-to-school nights, campus tours, outreach activities, grade level and class ZOOM hangouts, meet and greets, parent get togethers, etc. 

Our only fundraiser event for this year! Help reach out to your school community and spread the word about the importance of this event. It’s essential that everyone stretch to give meaningfully so we can reach our Annual Giving Drive goal - $1,600,000 & 100% participation. We REALLY need parents to join this team this year. There are a lot of different roles and we will find a place for you! This is a great volunteer option if you have availability during evening hours.

Join this team to help plan our various assemblies, awards ceremonies, dances, and other events, including 8th Grade Promotion and HS Graduation. (Safety permitting.)

This group supports LFP Site Leaders in developing and updating communications that go out to the school community, including weekly email blasts, newsletters, and social media posts. We need writers, editors, copy editors, photographers, social media experts and translation help.

Keep our community connected through our social media platforms by helping to manage postings on our IG and FB pages. 

We need your assistance in translating materials, especially into Korean & Spanish!

Work to ensure that all members of the LCS community feel included, represented, and empowered to participate equitably in all aspects of LCS.  Help support Larchmont’s mission of creating an intentionally diverse school via outreach by encouraging families from all cultural, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds to apply. 

Traditionally, this LCS hallmark event features a giant fair, parent-made food and interactive games from all around the world. It will look very different this year, but we are still hoping to achieve a dynamic food and fun virtual festival celebrating our diverse community, K-12. This year, the chair of the event has come up with a great way to take this virtual and is looking to build a committee to help execute. Key skills that will be helpful include video editing and production, copywriting, proofreading, tech project management, and translation. Bring your culture and country of origin to World Fair to make it as rich as possible. We are also looking for a project manager to make this event sing.

The Harvest Festival celebrates our Edible Schoolyard Program—garden, food and the community built around breaking bread together. The bake sale is full of everything from cookie dough to casseroles to feed you and your holiday guests. Volunteer to cook and share your favorite specialty! (Safety permitting.)

Help plan events during the school year to show our faculty and staff how awesome we think they are and how much we appreciate all they do. 

Memorialize the year! Round up photos, help with design and printing.

Are you a filmmaker or editor? Help us capture student experiences and events throughout the year, and create promotional videos and clips that tell the story of LCS. 

Help us identify and write grants to help fund special LCS programs.

Help us celebrate the diversity of LFP! We need parent volunteers to coordinate food, educational tools, and materials that will represent the many cultures and languages woven into our wonderful community. (Safety permitting.)

Got a connection? Know someone on the “inside”? Help develop a corporate sponsorship for LCS that can be utilized to fund various LCS needs.

Join the team that dreams up ZOOM parties hosted and paid for by parents, with all ticket proceeds going to LCS. Plan or host a virtual gathering of anything from an adults-only wine tasting, a poker tournament, kids-only hip-hop dance parties, a game night, to a kids arts and crafts class.  It’s time to get creative with these community builders!

If you have connections to the entertainment world, you can help us by donating experiences we can auction on the Charity Buzz website. Celebrity and special access tickets are in great demand outside L.A., and people will pay for these opportunities. Virtual industry meetings and access, VIP tix, and premieres are a few things that do really well here.

Help with the design, production, marketing, ordering, and sales of Larchmont SWAG at LFP! These sales can really thrive with a parent's helping hand! 

Support our art, music, dance, film, and theater programs, and help with virtual events that showcase our amazing students’ talents.

The Site Council is an advisory board to school administrators, consisting of administrators, student members, and teacher/staff members on school operations and programs.

All Cooking and Garden classes are looking for parent and community partners to share their inspiring skills with our students by being a guest speaker and/or demonstrating cultural recipes, bringing to life plant and garden-themed projects, building awareness across the school community, helping our ESY faculty with various events and activities that ensure the growth and visibility of the program, giving support in the virtual or in-person classroom, our urban garden, and/or on ESY field trips (safety permitting).

Join Mr. Co and the counseling team with college essay coaching, college fair and field trips, alumni connections, and growing our senior scholarship fund.

Help Mr. Co develop internship and job shadow opportunities both inside and outside of our LCS community for our high school students, and help with the career fair.

Assist in planning of student and parent educational workshops.