Volunteering at Burroughs

2021-22 Parents Council Volunteer Opportunities


There are countless ways you can become involved with activities at Burroughs...and we need your help! Volunteering on one or more Parents Council committees is a great way to meet parents and other members of the JBS community. 

With just a few clicks, you can review the options and sign up for 2021-22. (Some committee's functions have temporarily changed due to COVID restrictions.  Please feel free to sign up, and the committee co-chairs will keep you updated as volunteer opportunities become available.)

If there is anything specifically you would like us to know, please note that in the comments section.  For instance...

  • Any particular subcommittees you want to join 
  • Days or times (including evenings and weekends) that you prefer
  • Special areas of interest or expertise (accounting skills, ability to work   in Excel, public relations experience, graphic design skills)
  • Interest in helping with e-mails, phone calls, etc.

Need more information before signing up? Click on the email icon below to send your question directly to the Parents Council Vice President.   


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Parents Council Committees

Annual Dinner and Auction (100)

Held in May, this evening brings together the JBS community for a ‘low-key’ silent auction and dinner with the emphasis on fun vs. fundraising. The committee chooses a theme, solicits donations, plans menu, organizes Sign up parties, volunteers and more.

3 of 100 slots filled

Blue and Gold Dance (100)

Committee members work with students to organize the Blue & Gold Dance, which is held in the fall for students in grades 10-12.

7 of 100 slots filled

Bookstore (100)

Volunteers sell books and supplies to students and faculty in the bookstore. Each volunteer works one 2 1/2-hour shift per month. Volunteering in the bookstore provides a great way to meet the kids. Sign up here and a committee member will contact you.

28 of 100 slots filled

Family Network - Book Clubs (100)

JBS has two book clubs that meet throughout the school year: The Faculty-Led Book Club and The Parenting Book Club. Sign up here for more information!

11 of 100 slots filled

Hospitality (100)

Working with Grade Chairs and parents, this committee provides food and decorations for monthly faculty/staff appreciation events. In the spring, the committee organizes an end of year luncheon for the Parents Council.

6 of 100 slots filled

Library (100)

Volunteers assist the library staff in a wide variety of jobs, including processing books, shelving books/magazines, computer input, and barcoding. Also help with laptop check out at the library front desk. Training will be provided in September.

11 of 100 slots filled

Lost and Found (100)

This committee organizes the Lost & Found Room and helps students reclaim lost books, supplies, and clothing. Volunteers work at a flexible time on their assigned mornings(typically 1-2 days/month). Usually only takes 20-30 min per shift.

8 of 100 slots filled

Potpourri - 500 Family Garage Sale (100)

This public sale is held in late April. Volunteers sort donations (clothing, electronics, decor, etc.) throughout the year. During the week leading up to the sale, volunteers oversee a specialty restaurant, bake sale, raffles, community sale and more.

12 of 100 slots filled

Summer Opportunities Fair (100)

This is a community outreach event in late Jan, providing an opportunity for STL families to talk with reps from local and national summer camps. Volunteers are needed to assist with coordinating publicity, hospitality, technology, set up and event day.

4 of 100 slots filled

The Producers (100)

Committee members create interest in and provide assistance for the performing, visual and practical arts at Burroughs. Volunteers assist with building sets, publicity, concessions and more.

3 of 100 slots filled

Unique Boutique (100)

Held the weekend before Thanksgiving, this event features gifts, plants and art. Volunteers manage vendors, marketing/PR and event set-up. During the event, volunteers help with JBS sales including plants, home baked goods/bakery and handmade gift items.

15 of 100 slots filled
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