Parent Engagement Opportunities

All School Volunteer Opportunities

List of 9 items.

  • BUC BASH

    Details: The BUC BASH party is an adults-only event featuring live entertainment in a casual, outdoor environment. BUC BASH is Parents’ Club’s sole fundraiser.

    Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Buc Bonanza Online Auction

    Details: In support of BUC BASH, the Buc Bonanza Online Auction takes place one week prior to the BUC BASH party. The auction is comprised of special experiences for students of all ages contributed by our Berkeley faculty and staff, as well as unique one of a kind experiences for parents.

    Date: February 12 - February 20, 2020 (Wednesday – Thursday)
  • Cookie Extravaganza

    Details: Parents’ Club’s annual Cookie Extravaganza “thank you” to our amazing Berkeley faculty and staff. Parent volunteers bake thousands of cookies for this event.

    Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event

    Details: The annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation event is a luncheon hosted by Parents’ Club for the entire Berkeley faculty and staff community.

    Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
  • Grandparents' Day

    Details: Berkeley’s Grandparents’ Day is held annually. Grandparents are invited to the campus to enjoy special time with their grandchild(ren).

    Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Headmasters' Challenge

    Details: This is a fun day of athletic competition in which most of our Middle and Upper Division winter sports teams compete against Tampa Prep. Tampa Prep will be hosting this year’s Headmasters’ Challenge.

    Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Parents’ Club Fall General Meeting and Welcome Coffee

    Details: Parents’ Club’s Fall General Meeting and Welcome Coffee takes place annually in the fall and provides information regarding upcoming events.

    Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Parents’ Club Spring General Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Coffee

    Details: Parents’ Club’s Spring General Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Coffee takes place annually in the spring and provides a summary of accomplishments.

    Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
  • Share the Love of Reading

    Details: Share the Love of Reading is Berkeley Parents’ Club’s annual book drive benefiting schools in our community and local charities, as well as our Bahama Books program.

    Date: October 21-25, 2019 (Monday – Friday)

Lower Division Volunteer Opportunities

List of 13 items.

  • Ambassador Program

    Details: Current Lower Division Berkeley parents are assigned as Ambassadors to new to Lower Division parents.

    Date: Takes place throughout the school year.
  • Aqua Parents

    Details: Parent volunteers assist with the P.E. swim program. Pre-K and Kindergarten swim in the fall, and grades Pre-K – 5 swim in the spring.

    Fall Dates: Select hours during the school day in September 2019
    Spring Dates: Select hours during the school day in May 2020
  • Book Fair

    Details: Berkeley Lower Division holds week-long Book Fairs twice each school year – a Holiday Book Fair in the late fall and a Spring Book Fair closer to the end of the school year. All classes in all Lower Division grades have an assigned time to shop.

    Date: Late Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
  • Fall Fair

    Details: Fall Fair is hosted annually by Parents’ Club and is a fun-filled event for all Lower Division students and their families. There will be bounce houses, games, arts and crafts, Legos, and a lot of fun surprises.

    Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Farmers’ Day

    Details: Farmers’ Day marks the end of the school year for Lower Division. The Blue and White teams compete in various games and activities during this fun field day.

    Date: Friday, May 22, 2020
  • First Day Jitters and Java

    Details: Join other new-to-Lower Division Berkeley Parents for a quick cup of coffee to celebrate the first day of school.

    Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • Homeroom Parents

    Details: Each grade-level class in Lower Division has an assigned Homeroom Parent. Homeroom parents within each grade work together with the teachers to organize class parties and provide field trip chaperones.

    Date: Takes place throughout the school year.
  • Kindergarten/Senior Picnic

    Details: The Kindergarten/Senior Picnic is an annual event hosted by Parents’ Club, which brings together Seniors with their Kindergarten buddies. They enjoy a picnic-style lunch and walk together to and from Convocation.

    Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
  • Library Volunteers

    Details: Parent volunteers are needed to work with the Lower Division Library staff to help shelve books.

    Date: Takes place throughout the school year.
  • Lunchroom Volunteers

    Details: Parent volunteers are needed to work with the Lower Division faculty to help during lunchtime.

    Date: Takes place throughout the school year.
  • STREAM Challenge Day

    Details: All Lower Division students participate in the STREAM Challenge event. Parent volunteers are needed to help with this fun-filled morning of learning.

    Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
  • Turkey Trot

    Details: Turkey Trot is a fun run, which takes place during normal school hours, where all Lower Division students will walk or run a 1K, 3K, or 5K.

    Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Used Uniforms

    Details: Parents’ Club manages the sale of Lower Division used uniforms, the proceeds from which benefit Parents’ Club sponsored events.

    Date: Takes place throughout the school year.

Middle Division Volunteer Opportunities

List of 6 items.

  • “The Unofficial Guide to Middle Division” Parent Coffee

    Details: Join us to get an update about the state of the Middle Division, and ask questions of other parents as to what you can expect from your child and the school during these middle years.

    Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Ambassador Program

    Details: Current Middle Division Berkeley parents are assigned as Ambassadors to new to Middle Division parents.

    Date: Takes place throughout the school year.
  • Athletic Spirit Days

    Details: The Middle Division area is decorated for special events, including Homecoming, Headmasters’ Challenge, and Spring Tailgate.

    Date: Decorating typically takes place a few days prior to the event.
  • Eighth Grade Lunch

    Details: Each spring, Parents’ Club honors students in grade 8 with a year-end lunch, which takes place on campus.

    Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
  • Field Day

    Details: Field Day is a high energy competition between the Middle Division Cope and Mitre teams. The Cope and Mitre teams compete in various games and activities during this fun field day.

    Date: Friday, May 8, 2020
  • Honors Night Dance

    Details: The annual Honors Night Dance is open to students in grades 7 and 8.

    Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Upper Division Volunteer Opportunities

List of 4 items.

  • Baccalaureate Dinner

    Details: The Baccalaureate Dinner is a celebration for the Class of 2020 and their families. The dinner immediately follows the Baccalaureate Service.

    Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
  • Kindergarten/Senior Picnic

    Details: The Kindergarten/Senior Picnic is an annual event hosted by Parents’ Club, which brings together Seniors with their Kindergarten buddies. They enjoy a picnic style lunch and walk together to and from Convocation.

    Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
  • Senior Day

    Details: The entire Berkeley student body, faculty, and staff celebrate the Class of 2020 as they make their traditional walk around McCleary Mound in their college t-shirts.

    Date: Monday, May 18, 2020
  • Spring Mothers’ Luncheon

    Details: All Upper Division mothers are invited to this traditional luncheon celebrating the Class of 2020 mothers. This event typically takes place off campus.

    Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent Episcopal day school for boys and girls in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Combining academic excellence with a spirit of social responsibility, Berkeley develops well-rounded individuals seeking to make a positive difference in the world.