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Volunteer at ND

The Notre Dame Parent Association provides many opportunities for you to get involved at Notre Dame and we thank you for your interest in volunteering.  Your time and support are greatly appreciated by the staff, faculty and the whole community of students and parents.

You can view and sign up for volunteer opportunities through iVolunteer.  On the Notre Dame  home page, clicking on the iVolunteer tab under Parents will take you to our iVolunteer page.  Once you are on that page, open the drop down menu and you will see all upcoming volunteer and RSVP events.  Once you have selected your event, click on the active volunteer/RSVP tab and fill in your contact information.  You will be sent an email with instructions on how to confirm that you are volunteering or registering for an event.  Approximately two days before your event, you will receive an email reminder.  If you need to cancel your commitment, there are instructions on how to do that in your confirmation email.

Below are some of the many volunteer opportunities available during the school year:

From August to October:
  • Used Uniform Sales:  help sell used uniforms
  • Freshman Orientation:  prepare lunches for incoming freshman 
  • New Parent Night:  help with registration tables and greet new parents to Notre Dam
  • Back-to-School Night:  help with the reception table and handout schedules to parents
  • Magazine Drive:  help count magazine orders and organize prizes for students
  • Junior Blessing Ceremony:  traditionally staffed by sophomore parents; help with set-up, food service and clean up for this event
  • Fall Mixer:  help staff the coat rooms and sell refreshments
  • Golf Tournament: there are many opportunities to help plan and participate in this fun event
  • Frosh Sleepover:  an amazing and fun evening of bonding for our freshman.  A few hearty parents are needed to help chaperone.
  • Women of Impact Luncheon:  A major fall event to recognize the role women have played in history and showcasing women's leadership.  Volunteers help with table set-up, flower arrangements, and registration.
From November to February:
  • College Counseling:  make cookies and donate water and fruit for hospitality at the college counseling events.
  • 8th Grade Day:  prepare lunches for visiting 8th grade students as they experience Notre Dame
  • Father-Daughter Event:  help with set up/clean up and support so the Dad's and daughters have a fun evening together.  Moms are encouraged to volunteer for this event.
  • Winter Ball/Valentine's Mixer:  help decorate for these special dances, also help in the coat rooms and selling refreshments
  • Used Uniform Sales:  help sell used uniforms
  • Crab Fest:  another great event at Notre Dame!  Volunteers help with cooking, decorating, serving, set up/clean up, and gathering items for the raffle and auction
  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon:  help prepare and serve lunch to honor the wonderful faculty and staff of Notre Dame
From March to June:
  • Mother-Daughter Event:  a fun afternoon of entertainment for Mom's and daughters; Dads and brothers are encouraged to volunteer for this event.
  • Spring Mixer:  help staff the coat rooms and sell refreshments
  • Used Uniform Sales:  final sale of the school year before summer break
  • Annual Athletic Booster BBQ:  help set up, prepare and serve food, clean up
  • Senior Class Recognition:  help with hospitality for this event for the graduating seniors
  • Prom:  help decorate for this special event
  • Auction:  there are many opportunities to help plan and participate in this fun event
  • Baccalaureate Mass:  help with check-in, hospitality, and ushering 
  • Graduation:  help with check-in, ushering, and with honor guard at the end of the event.
There are many other opportunities to be involved at Notre Dame including class field trips, the Fall Play and Spring Musical, Sports Award Nights, class retreat preparation, Liturgies, and counseling department events.  Please check iVolunteer regularly for new opportunities.  Please contact the Parent Association Volunteer Co-Chair Hollie Ghiselli Hawkins at NDPAvolunteer@ndsj.org if you have any questions.

Thank you for supporting Notre Dame!


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