Parents gathered at all three campuses during the first week of school for the annual Volunteer Sign-Up Breakfasts. Guests had coffee, pastries and fruit while signing up to volunteer at various Harker fundraising events, such as the Family and Alumni Picnic and the fashion show. Parents also had the opportunity to sign up for volunteer work with various academic departments, including athletics, science, robotics, debate and global education, as well as the library and bookstore.
“It’s just a way for parents to talk to people who represent those different departments,” said Danielle Wood-Hammond, assistant to the executive director of advancement. The upper school breakfast on Aug. 25, she said, was useful for parents because “people think that there are not a lot of volunteering opportunities at the upper school level.”