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Volunteer Opportunities

Parent volunteers play a major part in the success of Heathwood Hall. Please consider one of the following areas to volunteer that best suits your interest and availability.

The quality of a Heathwood education is exponentailly multiplied by the gifts of time and talent made to the school by our parent volunteers.

-Chris Hinchey, Head of School


 

Connections

Heathwood Connections is a team of Heathwood parents focused on making connections with a wide array of constituents in the community in an effort to increase Heathwood’s visibility and to attract prospective families to the school. If you like to be a part of Connections, contact Margarent Willcox (margaretmwillcox@gmail.com) or Alison Gonzales (alisonwgonzales@gmail.com).

  • Talk with prospective families about Heathwood and invite them to explore the school
  • Plan and assist with outreach events for prospective families
  • Actively work on the school’s marketing list
  • Focus on re-engaging alumni and encouraging legacy enrollment
  • Connect representatives from Heathwood with existing community networks
Development

Annual Fund Committee

The Annual Fund Committee is essential in supporting and strengthening our culture of philanthropy at the school. The Annual Fund plays a vital role as Heathwood Hall’s primary yearly fundraising program, and our goal is to reach 100% participation from current parents. If you would like to join the Development Team and help lead the fund-raising effort for your child’s class, please contact Erin Pope, Director of Development (epope@heathwood.org).

  • Attend a kick-off celebration to meet other committee members and learn about the year’s annual fund campaign
  • Assist the Development Team by motivating fellow parents to support the Annual Fund
  • Work with Development Team to develop a strategy for increased gifts and participation for your grade level
  • Educate families on the necessity of the Annual Fund
  • Monitor class progress and generate enthusiasm within grade level
  • Assist with a phone-a-thon and email follow-ups
  • Participate in the thanking process
     

Annual Auction Committee

The Annual Auction is the largest fundraising event of the year. There are several ways to be involved with the auction such as securing item donations, sponsorships, party planning, and writing thank you notes. You can become a member of the Annual Auction Committee by contacting Hillary Kilgus, Development Associate and Events Coordinator (hkilgus@heathwood.org).

  • Be a part of the Sponsorship Committee and secure corporate and individual sponsorships for the event
  • Work with event leadership to plan and coordinate event logistics
  • Assist with planning and executing a marketing plan
  • Be a catalog editor and spend time reading and editing the auction catalog proof
  • Solicit auction items from new and previous donors
  • Participate in the thanking process with handwritten notes
  • Assist with auction setup, item display, and photography
HHARTS

HHARTS promotes and enhances the fine arts program at Heathwood Hall through advocacy, service, and financial support. The goal of HHARTS is to sustain a vibrant and thriving arts community at Heathwood. For more information about membership or volunteer opportunities contact Jennifer Falvey (jfalvey@heathwood.org).

Heathwood Parent Association

The Heathwood Parent Association is an engaged group of parents that contributes to the life of Heathwood Hall. They welcome and build relationships with new families, promote parent involvement in school activities, support teachers in the education of their children, and provide volunteer support at Heathwood events. If you are interested in being a part of the Heathwood Parent Association, please email Susannah Cook with your contact information (scook@heathwood.org).

Highlander Club

The Highlander Club is the booster club for Heathwood Hall Athletics. The club is instrumental in providing funds and leadership to improve Heathwood’s athletics facilities and school spirit. Members are also involved in numerous behind-the-scenes efforts that allow Heathwood athletic events to run smoothly. To become engaged in Heathwood’s athletics, contact JoLee Gudmundson, Highlander Club President.

  • Plan and run the Meet the Coaches drop-in event
  • Manage concessions
  • Collect tickets
  • Sponsor spirit events
  • Coordinate the Wild Game Dinner
  • Assist the coaches, trainersk, and athletes
SEED

Formed in May 2011, SEED is Heathwood Hall’s award-winning and nationally recognized K-12 School Environmental Education program.SEED volunteers — students, parents, administrators, faculty and staff — meet monthly to plan, coordinate and implement SEED programs and resources on campus. SEED is responsible for many “green” projects on campus, including campus-wide recycling, nature trails, composting, several unique gardens, and plant sales in the fall and spring. These and other projects and partnerships enable Heathwood Hall faculty to take advantage of our physical campus by integrating curriculum activities into our outdoor classrooms. Parents can get involved in SEED by contacting co-directors Jim Morris (morrisj@heathwood.org) and Todd Beasley (beasleyt@heathwood.org).

  • Create and maintain Heathwood gardens
  • Develop new nature trails and outdoor learning environments
  • Develop new science curriculum
  • Promote community sustainability
  • Assist with grant writing and acquiring partnerships
  • Assist with marketing and communication