Volunteering is an important aspect of involvement at Moravian Academy. All parents, alumni, and friends of the Academy are encouraged to become active in the school community. There are many volunteer activities, especially in the Parents’ Association and Alumni Association.
For additional information about volunteering, please contact:
The Annual Fund Cabinet promotes continuous engagement between parents and the Academy and assists with the solicitation of charitable gifts for the Annual Fund and the benefit of Moravian Academy. Cabinet members serve as leaders, ambassadors, and supporters for the Annual Fund, and assist with class outreach and communications. Please contact Susan Parent in the Office of Institutional Advancement at email@example.com you are interested in volunteering for annual giving efforts. No experience necessary!
Our largest fundraising event relies on many volunteers to: acquire, catalog, and display items; promote sponsorship and sweepstakes sales; help with marketing and set up. Last year, $165,000 was raised.
Chair: Regina Carolan Co-chair: Beth Brown Co-chair: Colleen Marshall
Hundreds of beeswax candles are “dressed” in special red paper trim for the traditional Christmas Vespers held in Central Moravian Church. Experience is not necessary—there are many friendly “teachers!”
Games and crafts for kids, rides, prizes, food, farmers' markets, clothing and craft vendors, and entertainment are brought together on the Upper School’s Merle-Smith Campus at Green Pond. Parent volunteers plan this special family day and, along with students and faculty, oversee activities on the day of the Fair.
Each spring, the Upper School girls and their fathers enjoy a formal dinner dance—a Moravian tradition for more than 50 years. Volunteers take care of the arrangements, invitations, decorations, door prizes, and favors.
Volunteers on the Global Awareness Committee work together to provide community events that allow our parents, staff, and students to engage in an activity that promotes global awareness. The Committee plans the annual International Festival for All Families. The festival features international cuisine, crafts, and activities, a Parade of Nations, and performances, and music. All events will expose Moravian Academy families to the unique cultural and diverse aspects of our Moravian Academy community.
If you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact Karen Washington, Director of Community and Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers help to involve parents in classroom, divisional, and all-school events. In the Lower School, volunteers assist the teachers with various classroom activities and chaperone field trips. Since parents provide such important supervision of students at these times, we ask that younger siblings do not accompany parents to these activities.
If you are interested in becoming a grade parent for the following year, please contact Jess McPherson in the Office of Institutional Advancement at email@example.com.
In November, grandparents visit the Upper School, Middle School, and grades one through five in the Lower School. Volunteers address invitations, work with the Office of Institutional Advancement on arrangements, wrap Lovefeast cookies, and greet and host grandparents as they arrive for this special day.
The Parents’ Association is looking for mothers and fathers who are willing to serve on the Parents’ Association Board of Directors by chairing a volunteer committee and/or assuming an officer’s position. The Alumni Association is also always looking for alumni involvement.
If you are interested in volunteering for a leadership position, please contact Jess McPherson in the Office of Institutional Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning parents help to welcome new parents—one-to-one—by answering or directing questions, offering ideas on how to get involved in the Academy’s many volunteer activities, and encouraging attendance at parent meetings throughout the year. An Ambassador Event is hosted by the Head of School and the Parents’ Association in late summer at the All School Picnic.
In these unprecedented times, we are working with members of the Alumni Association Board on this year's Reunion. With the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will be having Virtual Reunion events on May 15 and then in-person Reunion activities next fall on October 22 and 23.
For more information on the Reunion activities, please contact Bob Zaiser, Director of Institutional Advancement at email@example.com.
Parents enjoy each other’s company while participating in these after-school activities. To volunteer, please contact Jess McPherson in the Office of Institutional Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org.