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Various time commitments

Spring Gala Volunteers

The AVS Gala Team is recruiting volunteers to help with this year's effort! We have positions that would suit a variety of skill sets and time commitments. Please contact gala@altavistaschoolsf.org if you could help us with any of the below options - or if there is another way you would prefer to contribute, let us know! We're happy to accommodate volunteers at any level.


I can help 1 time, pretty soon

  • Spend the morning/afternoon asking AVS parents to donate items for the auction

  • Donate an item, service or experience to the auction (through the website or via email)

  • Donate a bottle of wine (drop off at Lower or Middle School)

  • Contribute a faculty ticket or sponsorship


I can help 1 time, in the future

  • Set up for the party

  • Check people in at the party

  • Sell raffle tickets at the party

  • Breakdown displays at the party's close


I can do an hour a week, most weeks

  • Create donation receipts (weekly)

  • Thank businesses who've donated items (weekly)

  • Make short FaceBook posts highlighting different Gala elements (once every 2 weeks, then weekly)

  • Write item descriptions (weekly)


I can do 2-3 hours a week, for a week or 2

  • Manage a Class/Group Project at the Middle School

  • Help your Lower School Room Parents manage a Class Project

  • Solicit auction donations from businesses

  • Enter auction item information in website


I have so much time, what can I do?

  • Strategize and manage this year’s Raffle

Long-term role

2020-2021 Parent Volunteers

The Parent Group needs you! ​We are seeking parents to get involved with events, staff appreciation, gardening, STEM, Arts, DEI,  the 2021 Gala, serving as room or grade parents, and other key leadership and support roles. 


LS MUMSA Lunch Volunteers

Come join us at lunch! Sign up as a volunteer to help support our pilot lunch program this year with MUMSA.  MUMSA will be preparing and serving AVS all organic, plant-based, family-style lunch for all of our students and faculty.  Be a part of the community lunch by doing a 2-hour shift with Marissa's guidance and enjoy a delicious lunch, too!  We encourage you to sign up for 2-4 shifts throughout the year. 

Long-term role

Lower School Sports Chair and Sports Team Coordinators

Approximately 40% of our LS students participate in organized sports with AVS, and we need lots of parents to keep all our various sports programs afloat. Sports Team Coordinators solicit team members and enroll teams in leagues well in advance of the season and help coordinate parent volunteers and coaches. The Sports Chair works with the school to help ensure the sports program, BookEnds, and use of school facilities are in sync, serves as a champion and resource for Sports Team Coordinators as needed, and facilitates faculty involvement in LS sports. If you love to see our Aviators challenge themselves physically, persevere, and learn good sportsmanship, please join us! No athletic prowess necessary.

One-time presentation

Cultural Community Meeting Contributors

Interested in sharing your family’s cultural traditions or important holidays with the school community? If our community members would like to share their family’s cultural traditions or important holidays, they are welcome to propose a presentation to the school's leadership team. The cultural/historical-themed presentation may take place in your child(ren)’s classroom or with the entire community, depending on the timing, resources, and volunteer commitment. 

Long-term role

Hospitality Team

The AVS LS and MS Hospitality Teams help to coordinate and procure food, drink, and supplies for Parent Group events. We're looking for a small group at each campus to take on this key role. 

Volunteer pool

Middle School Parent Volunteers

If you're a parent of a Middle School AVS student, and you're willing to lend a hand from time to time with events, faculty appreciation, auction class projects, or anything else that comes up, we'd love to hear from you. We're putting together a pool of parents who are willing to be contacted about opportunities to help with discrete projects or tasks. Let us know your interests and your schedule constraints. Thanks!

Project or long-term role

Photo Manager

AVS needs a parent or parents to collect and organize photos from teachers, parents, and students for archiving and sharing. 

Whenever you like


Join our AVS parent photography squad. If you snap AVS photos of any sort, we'd love to have them to share with the rest of the community. Click the contact link for more details on how to share.

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