VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
AT LARCHMONT

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Volunteering is how Larchmont Charter School remains strong year after year

Family involvement is how our school was founded and it literally has made our school run for the last 17 years. Your talents in the classroom, your energy at school events, and your commitment to fundraising teams helps make Larchmont Charter School the incredible school it is. 

 

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!

LET'S GET STARTED!

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HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP?

Many of the volunteer opportunities below are schoolwide, others are campus-specific.

Some happen year-round and others are seasonal or event-specific. 

If you have ideas or special skills that aren't included below, please share them in the field at the bottom!

ON YOUR CAMPUS

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

Help us build and maintain the sense of connection and community at Larchmont. Arrange host families for new families, support Site Leaders in organizing Park Play Dates, Orientation and Back-to-School Nights. Spanish and Korean speakers are especially helpful on this team. This committee will go into effect in June 2022, FYI!

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. 

Join this team to support staff and help plan our various assemblies, awards ceremonies, dances, promotions, HS graduation, and other events. (Safety permitting.)

This group supports 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.

Help with set-up and orchestration of these seasonal community building breakfasts. (Safety permitting.)

Arrange food, games and fun for our annual community celebration. (Safety permitting.)

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

Our incredible lunch program needs your help with serving food and clean up. Spy on your kids and sample their chef-driven meals. Help needed daily from 10:45-2:00 (or part of this time).

Greet students in the morning and afternoon to help keep our lanes running smoothly.

Do you have a quality camera or video camera and enjoy taking photos and video? Help document daily life as well as the special events at our campus.

Shelve and organize books, and monitor the library on selected weekday afternoons.

Help organize campus beautification days and plan projects that will keep our campus clean and cheerful.

Assist your campus’s office staff by helping with clerical tasks.

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

Support our staff with this end of the school year showcase and vibrant celebration of student work. (Safety permitting.)

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

Calling all bookworms…help set up and manage our fall and spring book fairs. (Fairfax, Hollygrove and Selma campuses)

SCHOOLWIDE

Help us maintain LCS’s diversity and work to ensure that all members of the 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.

Our cooking and gardening classes need parent and community partners to keep this program strong and inspiring. Be a guest speaker, help with garden-themed projects, build awareness and help our ESY faculty with various events and activities that ensure the growth and visibility of the program. (Safety permitting).

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

Help LFP's 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.

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. 

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

Cheer, support and help our sports teams with carpools, snacks, uniform maintenance and the big end-of-year sports banquet.

FUNDRAISING

Our main fundraiser of the 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 - $1,400,000 and 100% participation this year. This is a great volunteer option if you only have availability during evening hours. There are lots of different roles and we will find a place for you!

This is an LCS hallmark event. A dynamic food and fun festival celebrating our diverse community, K-12. It features a giant fair, parent-made food, and interactive games from all around the world. Bring your culture and country of origin to World Fair to make it as rich as possible. Last year this event was transformed into the virtual "Passport to the World Fair" on its own online platform - tech help is always needed here!. (Safety permitting.)

The Harvest Festival celebrates our Edible Schoolyard Program - garden, food and community built around breaking bread together. It’s a festival of fun, shopping, and music. 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.)

Kids get out there and help us raise funds while getting fit and having fun! Students and their families seek sponsors for their runners—anything from a few dollars to a few hundred. We aim to raise $130,000 across the whole school. Help organize, communicate, or run this event on your campus. (Safety permitting.)

This is our grown-up party with a silent online and live auction, cocktails, and dinner. We ask our whole community to look for auction items to build an appealing, profitable auction. We need team members from each campus to help solicit items as well as help create this giant party! We aim to raise at least $125,000. (Safety permitting.)

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

Larchmont parents host parties and all proceeds go directly to the school. They range from teaching a group of kids to ride bikes, to poker night, to gourmet meals, kids art and crafts - the possibilities are endless! Gather together with a couple of friends to throw a party you think would be fun to host and attend! It’s time to get creative with these community builders! (Safety permitting.)

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

Help us identify, write, and apply for grants to fund special LCS programs.

Boost our passive income through loayty programs at Amazon Smile, Ralph’s, Benefit Mobile and more. These are the easiest ways to make money and we could be making so much more!