At Barnesville we view volunteering not as work, but as a great way to connect with the School community. Volunteering is a wonderful way to get to know parents and students at every grade level, coming together to support the School we all love.
The BPC encourages every Barnesville parent to participate in a Three for Me program, pledging to give at least three hours sometime during the year. Following is a sample of volunteer opportunities at Barnesville:
Library Volunteer – Library volunteers work during Lower School library class time to help children find, select and checkout books. They also re-shelve books and assist with the annual inventory.
Hot Lunch Volunteer – Volunteers assist with hot lunch each day by checking off the students as they come through the line.
Homecoming – In addition to the serving popcorn and water and monitoring the bonfire and s'mores, there are needs to setting up and clean up committees.
Grandparents’ & Grandfriends' Day – This cherished tradition, held the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving, relies on volunteers to plan and serve a special breakfast and to work in the Library where Grandparents can purchase and dedicate books in students’ names.
Holiday Shoppe – Volunteers build a special shop each year where kids can select and purchase inexpensive but oh so special gifts for family and friends.
Family Fun Night – This is a fun evening for the whole family. Volunteers plan the event and run a variety of games and activities the night of.
School Picture Days – Volunteers encourage a smile on every child's face on school portrait days.
Faculty/Staff Appreciation – Families contribute to the monthly luncheons and occasional breakfasts.
Green Week & Book Swap – Support Green week coordinators with activities during the school day. Bring a book, take a book. This event is a used children’s book fair open to Barnesville students, families, and faculty as well as the general public.
Admissions and Fundraising Events
Admissions Volunteers – Volunteers are needed to help as Open House tour guides and at community events.
Barnesville Basement – This is a yearly indoor yard sale held in late October and relies on lots of donations and volunteers!
Gala & Auction – Volunteers serve on a steering committee to brainstorm ideas, reach out to local businesses for donations, and plan and prepare for the School’s primary fundraising event.
Office Help – Occasionally, the administrative offices of Barnesville need an extra hand.