Volunteering at Menno

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 4:10-11

 

Menno Simons Christian School (MSCS) is a school that emphasizes community, service, peacemaking, and the centrality of Christ at the core. Our mission clearly states, "Together with the family and the church, Menno Simons Christian School offers an education for life, preparing students for effective participation in the community through Christian discipleship, service and peacemaking." Partnership with the parents is what builds and fosters community at MSCS; it is this community that makes MSCS a safe and caring environment to raise our children.

MSCS recognizes the endless hours that many families have volunteered to build the MSCS community to what it is today. Through this partnership with students and their families MSCS has been able to offer a variety of programs and services that would otherwise be impossible. As a parent, your commitment to volunteer at MSCS will be remembered by your children for years to come; volunteering in your child's school adds a richness to their education that will be a part of your legacy. Your commitment to volunteer also has impact on the other children and families at MSCS and will continue to be paid forward in years to come.

Volunteer Opportunities

MSCS recognizes that each family has different gifts, talents and ability. In recognition of this MSCS has a variety of volunteer opportunities that range in responsibility, time commitment and location. MSCS has drafted brief sample descriptions of various Volunteer Opportunities available. The frequency, location and description of the roles will give families a better understanding of the volunteering opportunity. Additional information is also provided so that families can make an educated commitment to volunteering.

The volunteering opportunities have been categorized into three different areas:

Leadership & Coordinator Volunteer Opportunities

These volunteer responsibilities may involve leading a team or may be independent and self initiated. Many of these roles are to organize major events or ensure that special programming runs at the school. The time commitment for these opportunities may be up to 30 hours per school year depending on the role. Many of these opportunities are flexible can be done from home or during the weekends and evenings. These are some examples of Leadership & Coordinator Volunteer Opportunities that we have historically had:

  • Coaches
  • Concession Coordinator
  • Family Event Coordinator
  • Gardening Coordinator
  • Jr High Retreat Coordinator
  • Product Fundraising Coordinator
  • Room Parent
  • Sweet Interlude Coordinator
  • Uniform Coordinator
  • Wednesday Lunch Coordinator
  • Year-End Breakfast Coordinator

To view sample descriptions of the above opportunities please click here.

 

Regular Monthly Volunteer Opportunities

These volunteer opportunities occur on a regular monthly basis. The time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours per month. Some of these opportunities can be done at your home but the majority are during school hours.These are some examples of Regular monthly Volunteer Opportunities that we have historically had:

  • Concession Helper
  • Garden Helper
  • Library Helper
  • Scribes & Readers
  • Wednesday Lunch Helper
  • Used Uniform Helper

To view sample descriptions of the above opportunities please click here.

 

Event Volunteer Opportunities

These volunteer opportunities occur during special events. The time commitment is generally 3-4 hours per event. Some of these opportunities can be done from your home but most occur at MSCS in the evenings or on weekends.These are some examples of Event Volunteer Opportunities that we have historically had:

  • Daytime Volunteer 
  • Family Event Helper
  • Camp & Retreat Chaperones
  • Christmas/Spring Musical Helpers
  • Year End Breakfast Helper

To view sample descriptions of the above opportunities please click here.

 

Your Volunteer Commitment

MSCS requests that each family commit to volunteering in one of three ways:

  1. As a Leadership & Coordination Volunteer Role
  2. As a Regular Monthly Volunteer Role
  3. or committing to volunteer in 1-2 Event Volunteer Roles, depending on the event

During the Online Volunteer Registration you will be asked what category of Volunteer Opportunity you would like to volunteer in and what your preferences are for volunteer roles. MSCS will work diligently to place you in your area of interest; our hope is that you will be contacted in June to determine your commitments for the next school year.