As a parent-founded school, GDS simply cannot operate successfully without the volunteer efforts of our dedicated parents. There are numerous ways to become involved.
Admissions & New Families
Parent ambassadors are critical to the success of the admissions process and the new families program. Volunteers are needed at all admissions events and serve as LMS tour guides. In the spring and summer, we focus on welcoming and acclimating new families to the GDS community.
You may have graduated, but you're still invited to be involved in the GDS community. Opportunities are available for interactions with fellow alumni, current students, teachers, and parents. Have fun and re-connect while giving back to GDS!
Country Market Day
This is our annual, beloved fall festival with plenty of opportunities to be involved. We count on over 100 parent volunteer hours just to make the day happen! We also look for leaders to help plan and organize the various sections that make the day fun—rides, prizes, sweet shop, haunted house, used books, and more. Every two years we are looking for new chairs with the vision and excitement to create new opportunities for family fun. The time frame for volunteering is September and October each year.
Georgetown Days Magazine
Calling all storytellers! GDS's biannual print publication Georgetown Days magazine is always looking for contributing alumni, faculty, parent, and student writers.
Grandparents & Special Friends Day
Grandparents and special friends of our LMS students are invited to visit the School to experience the teaching and learning that occurs each day. There many are opportunities for parents to be involved during the visiting hours as guides, information center attendees, and greeters. Come spend a few hours with us and share the joy of the students with their special people. The time frame for volunteering is the second Friday of May.
The Parent Service Association (PSA) supports our teachers and students directly, from division-specific projects to community service work. Current families can visit the PSA Resource Board or email PSA@gds.org for more information.
Like organizing parties? Help us plan all-community gatherings for adults to come together and have a good time.
The Hopper Fund
As a volunteer for The Hopper Fund, you play a crucial role in the success of GDS development efforts and in the health of our School. Volunteers serve as grade or alumni ambassadors and others simply show up at phonathons to make some calls! Responsibilities include: serving as an enthusiastic and energetic representative of The Hopper Fund in letters, emails, and at events; soliciting gifts from parents in your grade or alumni in your class; and attending phonathons with a great team of fun volunteers!