Community & Philanthropy
Community Connections and Engagement


Ancona has a long history and strong culture of volunteerism. Volunteers support our classrooms and teachers as well as community events and activities to help create and maintain a sense of joy and community. 
From becoming a parent ambassador, to field trips, to school events, we've got something for everyone. Time commitments range from all (school) year support to day-of activities, arranged to accommodate a variety of schedules. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Angie Martinez. Or submit your info below: 

YES! I’d like to volunteer!

Volunteer Opportunities
I’d like to sign up for the following volunteers opportunities (please select as many as you are interested in):

Volunteer Opportunities - School Year Commitments

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  • Room Parents

    Room Parents help build community through regular communications within the classroom or grade-band, attend community gatherings, support fundraising efforts, and be a cheerleader for the school internally and externally. They also support the teachers where additional help is needed.
  • Farm/Garden Help

    Volunteers will join our Outdoor Learning Educator in the Ancona Farm working on building our green space and planting and growing fabulous things in our garden. Selected weekend mornings or weekday afternoons/early evenings – weather permitting.

Volunteer Opportunities - Partial School Year Commitments

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  • Admissions Events

    Volunteers help welcome prospective families, share their Ancona experience, and for in person events, help with tours of the school. Admissions events happen throughout the fall and winter.
  • Gala Committee

    Volunteers help plan and execute the annual gala. Tasks include procuring silent auction and raffle donations, sending thank you notes, helping with decor, promoting the event, and all things fabulous that come with party planning.
  • Team Parent for Athletics

    Volunteers prepare drills or activities for practice, schedules and facilitates practice, assists with creating rosters and/or game plans, communicates with Room Parents assigned to Athletics/P.E. and with parents in general as necessary.

Volunteer Opportunities - Single to Multi-Day Commitments

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  • Coffees and Bonfires in the Garden

    Volunteers help with setting up and cleaning up and occasionally help with planning when there are additional activities included. 
  • Picture Day

    Volunteers help the staff organize and manage the students.
  • Fun Run/Fall Fest

    Volunteers will assist with registration, route wayfinder, help with the mini-run for the younger children, set up, dishing out ice cream, assist with activities, help with volunteer/Ancona Parent Connection sign up, and clean up.
  • Book Fair

    Assisted by the APC, volunteers help set up, clean up and help provide additional support during book fair hours if needed.
  • Grandparents' Day

    Volunteers help with the performance rehearsal the day before as well as various tasks the day of the event to help the day run smoothly, such as set-up (the night before and the day of), registration, queuing up the students for the performance, guiding the grandparents around the building, and clean up.
  • Spring Community Events

    Volunteers assist with set up, registration, various activities, and clean up as needed
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      Independent Schools Association of the Central States

    • Affiliations

      Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools

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      National Association of Independent Schools

    • Affiliations

      American Montessori Society

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