Volunteer Opportunities at Westtown
Volunteers play a fundamental role at Westtown School and enable the school to offer a wealth of activities and events for the enrichment and enjoyment of the entire school community -- and, in many cases, for the community-at-large. Every volunteer opportunity ultimately benefits the students, the faculty, and/or the entire Westtown community. This is true whether the activity directly supports a student, helps a school department, or supports a special community building or fundraising event.
There are many ways to get involved, and Westtown School greatly values any amount of time you can donate. Below please find a summary of some of our volunteer opportunities. For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact The Special Events Office at email@example.com or 610-399-7941.
Volunteers are key to the success of all of our events. Please contact Ellen Songle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.399.7916 if you are interested in helping with any of the following upcoming events.
Grandparents' and Grandfriends' Day
Friday, April 19th
Be sure to mark your calendars for a special day for students and "kids" of all ages.
2nd Annual Splash and Dash - Kids Triathlon and Community 5k
Sunday, April 28th
A great chance to get the whole family moving while supporting Westtown! Enjoy our beautiful campus by joining in a day full of fun for a great cause.
9th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing
Monday, May 20th
Join us for a fabulous day on the course or the courts for the 9th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing at White Manor Country Club.
There are a variety of ways to support Admissions and we are eager to expand our roster of volunteers. Please call (610) 399 -7900 or email email@example.com.
- Welcoming Visitors to Open Houses: Answer questions and share your Westtown experience with prospective families. Admissions appreciates assistance for about 45 minutes. Open House dates are January 14, 2012; February 20, 2012 and April 23, 2012.
- Calling Prospective Families: Help families learn more about Westtown through your experience. Admissions provides the contact information and guidance.
- Staffing a School Fair: Represent Westtown at a school fair in your area and share your Westtown experiences with students considering a new school. Admissions Staff members will be there to provide additional support, materials and guidance.
- Hosting an Event for Prospective Families: Entertain families considering Westtown at your home to enable them to meet other Westtown families and staff.
Volunteers are welcome in the archives on a regular or occasional basis to help care for the school's historical collection. Projects include creating inventories of parts of the collection, surveying antique furniture in the school and assisting with research or questions or other projects, large and small. Contact T. Mary Brooks - Mary.Brooks@westtown.edu if you are interested.
From wrestling tournaments to track & field, to soccer, lacrosse and basketball games, the Athletic Department is always looking for volunteers to help with sporting events.
Host Family Program
Act as a host family to an international or non-local, U.S.-based boarding student. Host families are not required to invite their students over for sleepovers, but we do suggest you invite your student to dinner and attend an athletic event once a semester, remember his/her birthday, email his/her parents and help your student feel cherished and loved! You will be supported along the way with orientation in the Fall, a packet that will provide you with all of the resources you will need and the promise of continued support to ensure that the experience is a mutually gratifying one. For more information click here.
Lower School, Middle School and Upper School each have active parent councils. For more information about volunteering for Parent Council activities, please contact the appropriate divisions office or click here.
Provide an opportunity for one or more seniors to volunteer at your business or in a program with which you are involved for a 2 week period in February/ March as part of their "senior project" requirement. Westtown students are hard workers and fast learners! Contact T. Steve Compton, the Senior Projects Coordinator - Steve.Compton@westtown.edu if you are interested.
Theater, Music & Dance
Volunteers are always needed to help make the theater, music and dance shows a big hit! Some opportunities include helping with wardrobe, sets and makeup, handing out programs, helping publicize performances by creating and distributing posters and the coordination of receptions after concerts.
We are looking for volunteers to help us continue to build upon the success of the Westtown Fund! Whether you live nearby or far away or have a few hours of time to give or a few minutes, we need you. Volunteers are vital to the success of this year's Westtown Fund campaign and we cannot reach our goal without you. It is a wonderful way to connect with others in the Westtown community whether you send emails, make phone calls or sign letters. Join us in building excitement and support for the Westtown experience. Contact Johanna Coyle, Director of Annual Giving - Johanna.Coyle@westtown.edu if you are interested.