Each year, our community of families contribute countless hours to the health and well-being of our school. Through their support, the school benefits and everyone has a hand in creating a vibrant place for our students’ learning—plus, it’s a great way to get to know warm, interesting and caring people.

Community Support Makes a Difference

Whether volunteering to teach a day of computer programming, serving on an auction committee, cooking at Camp Niwana, chaperoning a field trip, or helping us maintain our school gardens, our community of parents (and alumni, grandparents and more!) lend their support in a million different ways! Our immense gratitude goes out to all they do to keep us well-supported and thriving.

Sign Me Up!

At the beginning of each school year, current parents are asked to sign-up for a variety of ongoing projects where the need is greatest. Families are asked to donate a dozen volunteer hours throughout the school year (or a little more than an hour each month) to help us keep things running smoothly. The opportunities are vast and even working parents and off-island commuters can choose flexible activities that fit their schedules.

Volunteer-Led Initiatives

The school gardens (one at Carpe Diem and one on our main campus), art docent program and playground improvement projects are examples of volunteer-led initiatives by members of our community who have shown an interest in helping the school. Previous initiatives have included helping students to make blank books after school, making a garden bench and hanging lanterns to sell at the annual auction, and organizing guest speakers to talk to parents about timely early-adolescent topics. Parent interest and enthusiasm bring a wealth of new ideas and projects to our school each year.

If you have an idea or would like to take on a special project, please email our administrative office at office@harborschool.org about setting your plans in motion. Our staff will connect you to the right person who can assist you with your plans.

Board Committees

The Board of Trustees recruits parents and community members to serve as trustees and at-large members of working committees. Committees have a hand in such things as community outreach, event planning, building upgrades, and spearheading new initiatives. If you would like to volunteer your time at the board level, please contact Teri Rutledge at teri@harborschool.org and she will put you in touch with the appropriate board member.