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 this school year. We truly appreciate your time and support.
Holiday Fair (November 9, 2019) – This is our biggest outreach event of the year. While each class will have Holiday Fair representatives who will provide leadership for the Fair, 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 will contribute even more hours toward this wonderful outreach opportunity.
Development/Fundraising – Work in a wide range of activities for the school's fundraising efforts. Activities include supporting the various mailings (e.g. stuffing envelopes, etc.), making calls for the Annual Fund Phonathon, encouraging Annual Fund participation within the community, recruiting participants for the Georgia GOAL program, researching foundations and preparing grant requests, and working to strengthen relations with alumni.
Spring Auction (March 28, 2020) – Work with fellow parents to plan our largest fundraiser and social event for the school year. Four leadership roles are open: Sponsorship Chair, Auction Items Chair, Event Logistics Chair, and Marketing Chair. We also need around 25 volunteers to fill these committees. Committee meetings begin in fall and tasks include: event planning, class project coordination, database management, silent auction management, food, music and more.
Meal Preparation for Guests of our School – 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. We are looking for parents who can deliver a basket or small cooler with snack and lunch to the office kitchen by 10:00am. The Community Engagement Coordinator will email you with specific guest arrival dates and any dietary needs.
Housing for Guests of our School – WSA offers family housing for our out of town guests. Let us know if you have room in your home to host someone for 5 days or less. We ask that you offer a simple breakfast. Some transportation needs may be required. The Community Engagement Coordinator will contact you with specific information.
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Initiative - All-school holiday and end-of-the-year gifting efforts and development of new structures for expressing parent gratitude to WSA’s teachers and staff.
Marketing and Outreach – Join Stacey Alston in her work promoting WSA through open houses and local festivals. Weekend hours often needed. Activities for 2019-20 include the Decatur Book Festival during Labor Day weekend and the Decatur Arts Festival during Memorial Day weekend.
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!