Montessori School of Denver
Volunteer & Work Bond
Volunteering at MSD is a win-win for everyone. Our volunteers enrich our community with energy, ideas, and enthusiasm. Our parent volunteers gain a better understanding of our school’s mission and educational philosophy. Plus, our students develop self-confidence and greater self-esteem in a supportive environment that includes students, faculty, staff, and parents. Ultimately, our children learn the importance and gratification of giving back to their community the way their parents do.
The Work Bond Program is designed to strengthen the quality of the volunteer program and to keep tuition increase to a minimum. The Work Bond fee of $250 is paid when a family enters the school with the expectation that each family will volunteer a minimum of 25 hours during the school year.
Book Fair Volunteers work with the MSD Librarian to set-up, breakdown, and staff the Annual Spring Book Fair at the end of February
MSD Library Volunteers help shelve returned books, and check items out to MSD students and parents, as well as any other tasks the Librarian may need help with (email email@example.com).
Classroom Jobs are available throughout the year including laundry, animal care, field trip chaperoning, visiting classrooms to share family traditions and careers, travel experiences or come to celebrate with the class, and much more. You receive more information on these opportunities from your classroom teacher and/or Room Parents.
Classroom Substitutes work in the classrooms and support our students and teachers directly. Contact Lydia Desmarais at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our sub list.
Lunchroom Volunteers work in the lunchroom filling water pitchers, cleaning tables, sweeping the floors, helping our younger students with their lunches and other jobs as needed. You earn two Work Bond credits for your time.
Family Association of MSD (FAM) Opportunities:
MSD Fall Harvest Festival: This festive fall family event will take place on our campus on Sunday, October 16, 2022. You can be part of the fun by planning a day your family will not forget! Volunteers work the event, including both set up and clean up, and our parents donate food and prizes to earn Work Bond.
GrandFriends Day: This wonderful annual event will be held on the Friday before Thanksgiving Break. On this special day, we welcome MSD Grandparents and Special Friends onto our campus for the morning. Volunteers work the day before and the day of the event to set up, clean up, greet guests, and to serve as campus guides.
Appreciation Committee: A group of volunteers help throughout the year to coordinate and provide Faculty and Staff Appreciation breakfast or lunch treats. These can be purchased or homemade items. Committee members also provide refreshments for Parent Program events that are held in the mornings and evenings.
Auction: This spring fundraiser is the FAM’s largest and best-attended event! There are many ways you can be a part of this amazing night. Volunteers work on acquisitions, decor, event planning, classroom projects, and more! Event planning for the Auction starts in the fall. The Auction is set for Saturday, April 29, 2023.
Grocery Store Cards: Purchasing: $200 worth of Grocery Cards equals one Work Bond Credit. Signing up monthly allows you to accumulate Work Bond easily!
MSD Store: Volunteers work during the open hours of the Store, and help with merchandise inventory.
For more information on any of the Family Association opportunities, please contact our FAM President, Emily Vaca.
Our amazing students come from some equally fantastic families. So we’re always excited to harness the talents and energy of the adults in our community.
The Family Association of MSD (FAM) is a volunteer organization that supports and helps to coordinate friend-raising and fundraising activities for MSD, as well as enhances and supports all aspects of our students’ education. All parents and guardians of currently enrolled students are automatically members of the FAM. The FAM also volunteers for the MSD Store, selling Grocery Store Cards and MSD logo merchandise.
From friend-raisers to fundraisers, the FAM offers all kinds of fun opportunities for supporting our school. Friend-raisers build the sense of community that is so important to MSD, and the fundraisers support the four areas that help to keep our school strong – professional development, new technology in the classroom, financial aid for our families, and wherever it’s needed most on campus.