Volunteers are key to Mercymount and we are fortunate to have many parents (and grandparents) who are willing to give their time and talents. Below are some of the areas where parents can volunteer their time and services.
All volunteers must complete safe school training.
- Lunch/Recess Duty: Multiple Shifts Available.
- Classroom Reps
- Friday Morning Helpers 9:00am-11:00am
On Friday mornings parents are welcome to help teachers with "chores". Our Friday Help!ers work in the Copy Room cutting, copying, laminating, collating, etc. for teachers and staff. It's a much-needed and much-appreciated service; just drop in any or every Friday. Friday Help!ers will also be responsible for organizing the supply of gently used uniforms. This is a great way to meet other parents, and younger siblings are welcome!
Coaching the various sports that we offer here at Mercymount. Coaches must have a National Criminal Background Check, in addition to attending the Safe Schools presentation, before acceptance as a coach for Mercymount. This is conducted via the Attorney General’s Office for a small fee. Results must be forwarded to Mercymount.
- Field Day
- Golf Tournament
- Junior Achievement
- Fall Fundraiser
- Mother/Son Event
- Parent Association
- Pot-of-Gold Basketball Tournament
- Santa's Store
- Scholastic Book Fair
- Father/Daughter Dance
Bids for Kids – Our auction is the largest, most profitable fundraiser and social event. It involves various tasks, such as planning, soliciting donations, seeking sponsors, making follow-up phone calls, as well as set up & clean up on the day & night of the event. The committee meets monthly throughout the year until the spring gala event.
Volunteers are needed (the first few weeks of school) to count orders as they come in throughout the week, deliver prizes to classrooms and help with the “Limo to Lunch” run.
Volunteers are needed on the following days (2020):
Thursday, Sept 17 9:00am
Tuesday, Sept 22 9:00am
Friday, Sept 25 9:00am
Tuesday, Sept 29 9:00am
If we get at least 5 volunteers on each day, it should only take less than an hour each day.
All MCDS parents, by virtue of their title, are members of the Parent Association, however 12-15 parents make up the Executive Committee. Nominations are received during March and April and accepted by the Principal depending on available openings. Meetings are held monthly and are open to all current parents.
Volunteers are needed for the score table, concessions and admission tables. This usually occurs at the end of February through early March. This is a lucrative fundraiser for our Sports programs! A “Tip-Off Breakfast” before the Tournament engages the coaches and team members with cooking, set up and clean up at Mercymount’s cafeteria. All proceeds support the Sports Program and gym improvements.