After an informative middle school orientation meeting held on the morning of Aug. 27, parents headed to the multipurpose room where they mingled with one another, enjoyed a delicious breakfast, and learned about the various volunteer opportunities at Harker.
“This is our one big event to present all the parent volunteer options,” explained Jennifer Hargreaves, director of Harker’s middle and upper school volunteer programs, noting that veteran parent volunteers were on hand at each sign-up table to share their experiences and encourage other parents to become involved.
Current volunteer options range from big community events such as the picnic or fashion show to working with clubs like debate or helping with the cancer walk. “There is something for everyone – from leadership and ongoing positions to one-time tasks. This year we were fortunate to have had many parents come and lots of sign-ups,” said Hargreaves.
Any parents who did not have a chance to sign up can email Hargreaves at JenniferH2@harker.org and she will send them a list of available volunteer opportunities. “It’s not too late!” she said.