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Volunteer Opportunities

Just as WSA was founded by parents in 1986, parents are vital to our ongoing success an independent private school and thriving community. By lending a hand to the school, you not only share in your child's educational experiences, you also have a direct impact on the quality of the community that nurtures and enriches all of our children. Below is a list of some of the volunteer opportunities for each school year. 
Fundraising – Work with Development staff and other parents to secure resources for the school through a range of activities for the school's ongoing fundraising efforts. Activities include: serving on the Development or Annual Fund Committee, making calls for the Annual Fund Phonathon, encouraging Annual Fund participation, recruiting participants for the Georgia GOAL program, researching foundations and preparing grant requests, supporting various mailings (e.g. stuffing envelopes, etc.), and working to strengthen relations with alumni.
 
Spring Auction – Help to plan WSA's largest fundraiser and social event for the school year. Join the Auction Committee, which has subcommittees for event planning, class auction project coordination, auction database management, silent auction management, food, music, fun and more. These leadership roles are available: Sponsorship Chair, Class Auction Project Chair, Silent Auction Chair, Event Logistics Chair, and Marketing Chair. We need around 10-20 volunteers to make the auction happen (in addition to the individual class auction reps, who make the class auction projects happen).
 
Holiday Fair (Postponed for 2020) – This is WSA's biggest community event of the year. We ask that all WSA families contribute 3-4 hours in preparation of this event and a minimum of a 2-hour shift for each child enrolled (4 hours max) on Holiday Fair weekend. We appreciate that some parents contribute even more hours toward this wonderful outreach opportunity. In addition to the above hours, we ask for a parent volunteer from each class to serve as a Holiday Fair representatives who provide leadership for their class. 
 
Meal Preparation for WSA Guests – WSA hosts over 15-20 Waldorf mentors, evaluators, consultants, prospective teachers, and guests to our campus each year. As a gracious offering, our school provides a snack and lunch for each day our guest is on campus. 
 
Housing for WSA Guests – WSA offers housing for our out of town guests. Join the team of WSA parents and alumni parents who generously offer a room in their home to host WSA guest for 5 days or less. We ask that you offer a simple breakfast. Some transportation needs may be required. 
 
Teacher and Staff Appreciation - Join efforts to demonstrate gratitude to WSA’s teachers and staff throughout the year. 
 
Marketing and Outreach (Postponed in 2020)– Join WSA faculty and staff to promote WSA through open houses and local festivals, such as the Decatur Book Festival during Labor Day weekend, and the Decatur Arts Festival during Memorial Day weekend. Weekend hours often needed. 

These are just some of the ways to get involved and support WSA.  Each individual class will have opportunities to support the teachers and class activities. Whether you drive the mini bus for a field trip, keep score at a basketball game, go grocery shopping for a class camping trip or bring fresh flowers to the class, we hope you find many meaningful ways to be involved at WSA!