Volunteer Opportunities

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.”
- Winston Churchill
GSB offers many opportunities for parents and alumni to get involved in our school community. The success of everything the school and the Parents' Association does relies on enthusiastic volunteers. There is no amount of time or talent that cannot be used to help our school and in turn, our students. To learn more, please read about the many volunteer opportunities listed below and please join our efforts today by signing up on the online volunteer form.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Doherty ( or at extension 219) or our volunteer coordinators Monica Micera and Ellen Herrlin.

Parents' Association Volunteer Form

Please complete the information below. Check off box/boxes which interest you and then click SUBMIT. Thank You!
Parent Information
(First name and last name, please.)
Volunteer Opportunities: Please indicate those Parents' Association committees in which you would like to participate during the academic year. A member of the Steering Committee will contact you with more information.
Perhaps you have a skill, interest or talent we can benefit from? Connections for donation items, or to the Arts, Entertainment and Athletic industries? Please provide us with the details below.
Please select one of the options in each of the categories below. If you would like to volunteer for more than one committee within a category, please hold down the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard as you click your choices.
Thank you for volunteering! You will be contacted by an event/committee member.

Volunteer Opportunities

List of 12 items.

  • Annual Fund

    ANNUAL FUND consists of unrestricted charitable financial contributions to the school. Tuition income does not cover the cost of operating any independent school and GSB counts on additional gifts from parents, alumni, grandparents and friends to help support its programs. The Annual Fund committee works with the school’s development office to contact parents throughout the year through phonathons, letters, and personal solicitations.
  • Arts

    ARTS VOLUNTEERS provide support primarily for the Upper School drama department productions, band concerts and chorale performances, as well as student art shows. Volunteers are needed to help organize the choral music library in the Chapel, assist with set construction, paint and decorate the set, and sew costumes for the theatrical productions. Baking for performances and art show is also needed.
  • Athletic Booster Club

    ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB is a fund- and spirit-raising organization that benefits our student-athletes. Your support is welcomed in the form of an annually renewable membership, and in various volunteer opportunities such as becoming a team parent in the Upper and Middle Schools, helping with concessions at Cox Lodge and in the Athletic Center, decorating for Homecoming and “Spirit” days throughout the year, and helping during Lower School events.
  • Spring Auction Gala

    SPRING AUCTION GALA: Our school's largest and most-attended GSB community event! The Gala has something for everyone including capital, live and silent auction, dinner and dancing. Proceeds support GSB's annual operating budget. Join friends for an enjoyable evening!
  • Care Network

    CARE NETWORK is a group of parents that sends personal notes of congratulations, encouragement, or consolation, and offers meals or support to GSB families who may need assistance for a period of time.
  • Fashion Event

    FASHION EVENT is held off-campus each year, featuring a runway presentation of fashions, boutique vendors, themed baskets and lunch. It is a day of fashion, friends, fun and holiday gift shopping! Volunteers help wrap and set up basket donations and sometimes help with table decorations and assembling "swag bags."
  • Homecoming/Family Day

    HOMECOMING/FAMILY DAY offers a day filled with rides, games, and activities geared to students of all ages and their families. A picnic lunch is available to all who attend. The GSB Knights have a full slate of athletic competitions throughout the day. Volunteers are needed to carve pumpkins the day before the event. The day of, volunteers help at the Pumpkin Patch and at The Wheel of Teachers for 30 minute time slots from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Breakfasts

    BREAKFASTS volunteers organize the Parents’ Association Welcome Breakfast and the End-of-Year Thank You Breakfast. This includes choosing the theme, decorations, invitations, registration and menu selection for these events.
  • Room Parents

    ROOM PARENTS - One room parent is selected for each Lower and Middle School homeroom and two per grade are selected for the Upper School. These volunteers attend meetings with the room parent chairs, send e-mails to class parents and help plan with the division director, class activities as well as the Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day event. An e-mail will be sent out in January asking for interested volunteers for the following school year.
  • Tuition Raffle

    TUITION RAFFLE - Volunteers help sell tickets at various school events. All proceeds from the raffle benefit school programs supported by the Parents' Association.
  • General Volunteers

    GENERAL VOLUNTEERS help the Parents' Association committees during the year with mailings, decorations and setup for various school functions and events. There are many opportunities for volunteers and flexible schedules are available.
  • Other

    OTHER - Perhaps you have a skill, talent or interest we can benefit from? Connections to donation items or to the Arts, Athletic and Entertainment industries? Please provide us with the details in the comments section of the volunteer form.
Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a vigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.