Get Involved!

 Volunteer Opportunities

We encourage all families to get involved, stay connected, and contribute their time and talent to make a difference at McAuliffe.  See below to learn more about how you can volunteer and contribute to our fundraising efforts.  Also, be sure to watch for volunteer requests in our weekly newsletter and on our Facebook page.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online volunteer form here.

If you have any general questions about volunteering, please contact Brandi Wright at

Fundraising and Annual Giving

If you are interested in supporting McAuliffe through our Annual Giving campaign, please click here. You may choose a one-time donation or monthly giving. All funds are used to support:

  • Student and Teacher services – in lieu of a PTSA, we have a foundation that supports programs that need ongoing funding: Critical Needs, Service Learning, Student Scholarships, and Teacher Appreciation.
  • If you’d like to get involved with our fundraising campaign, please contact our Community Liaison, Brandi Wright at Thank you for your support!


Fundraising Committee
The annual fundraiser in the fall is McAuliffe’s “big event” and requires tremendous community support to ensure that it is successful.  Volunteers are needed from May through November for a variety of roles, from serving on the planning committee to day-of support.

After-School Enrichments and Clubs
Sherry Beardshear, Dean of Operations, coordinates our after-school enrichments and clubs. Bring your A GAME to McAuliffe and help run an afterschool enrichment or club. We need parents to help with Brain Bowl, Destination Imagination, cooking classes, and more. Contact Sherry at for more information.

Campus Beautification Day
McAuliffe will host 2 Campus Beautification Days this year (in the fall and spring).  This is a wonderful opportunity to bring your family out to help clean the grounds of McAuliffe.  We would love several volunteers to be in charge of various stations around campus.  Look for dates and times in the school newsletter.

Collaborative School Committee
The McAuliffe School Collaborative School Committee meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the McAuliffe library. All meetings are open to the public. To inquire about participating on this committee, please contact Principal Kurt Dennis at Because we sometimes need to reschedule due to a schedule conflict, please always watch for updates about the coming meeting.

Mentorship Committee/Community Speaker Series
Do you have life experiences or inspiring stories of resilience or persistence you’d like to share with our students?  Consider speaking to a small (or large) group of students who might need encouragement from time to time.

Random Acts of Kindness Committee
The Random Acts of Kindness Committee works alongside students to promote a culture of kindness and respect through engaging community-building exercises throughout the year.

Service Learning Support
Help chaperone our service learning trips Monday through Thursday from 10:00am-1:00pm. Part of what makes McAuliffe such an exceptional school is our service learning curriculum. We take 14 students every week during the school year to places like Montbello Manor, local elementary schools to read, Ronald McDonald House, and more. For more information, contact Laura Rogers at

Staff Appreciation Committee
The Staff Appreciation Committee provides lunch or snacks for all McAuliffe staff one day each month. We also celebrate all staff during Staff Appreciation Week in May.  You may find current information about sign-up forms in our weekly email newsletter. For questions, please contact Erica Bloom at

Student Tutoring
Are you a former literacy teacher?  Or maybe you just love math?  McAuliffe teachers could use your tutoring support before and after school or during homeroom or lunch.

Theatre Committee
This volunteer group supports the McAuliffe theatre program and stage craft.  Support may include providing meals for the cast and crew during the weeks of performances, ticket sales, support with sewing costumes and building sets, and public relations.

Winter Dance Committee
Our Winter Dance Committee helps plan fun social events throughout the year! Our biggest event is our school dance, held just before the winter break.


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