Help Wanted!

Please visit this page regularly for information on Allenby Parents’ Association volunteer opportunities.

APA Giving Committee
The APA is forming a committee to investigate and recommend ways in which the APA might partner with a school in our learning network. A straight donation of funds will not be considered, however there are many other ways to create meaningful partnerships. Please contact Amber Christie if you are passionate about character education for our students, giving and making a difference.

NEW! Co-Director of Safety
Student safety is an important issue for both the school and the APA this year. The APA has been busy making changes around the school property and also advocating for changes in our neighborhood. Participating on the APA Executive Council, the Co-Director of Safety will be responsible for advocating for safer roads around our school and overseeing the implementation of our new walking program. Please contact Lisa Parker or Gillian Uy if you are interested in volunteering for this position.

Communications, APA Meeting Streaming Co-ordinator
The APA has been considering live streaming our meetings and we need some help to bring this idea to reality! If you are interested in taking on a small project, or have some experience with different streaming platforms please contact Lisa Parker.

Drop Zone, Traffic Monitors
In addition to our rotating schedule of class volunteers, we are looking for some regular volunteers to take a morning or two each week at our Drop Zone.  Drop Zone runs from 8:45am to 9:10am Monday to Friday.  Helping our students arrive at school safely is an important job in our community.  Please contact Julie Snyder if you are interested.


NEW!  Fundraising Events Planning
Consider joining one of our many fundraising committees. Let us know if you are interested in our fall fundraiser, Lip Sync or Fun Fair!  Please contact Lisa Parker or Gillian Uy if you are interested in volunteering for this position.

NEW!  Newsletter Editor
We already have one amazing editor, and we are looking for a second. The APA’s electronic newsletter is delivered weekly and we are aiming to split the work between two editors. No experience necessary – we’ll provide training!  Please contact Lisa Parker or Gillian Uy if you are interested in volunteering for this position.

NEW!  Speaker Series Co-ordinator
We’d like to plan one or two amazing speakers for next year. The Speaker Series Coordinator will identify a list of potential topics and speakers and determine which would best suit our parent community.  Please contact Lisa Parker or Gillian Uy if you are interested in volunteering for this position.

Student Nutrition and Wellness Working Group
Meet with the vice principal to discuss the lunch hour at Allenby and brainstorm ideas to support lunch hour at our large school. Contact Louise McCrindle if you are interested.

Sustainable School Travel Committee
Walking Wednesdays, Walk to School Week, Ride your Bike etc… the APA and the School needs your ideas and time to implement a new program around sustainable school travel. The Ministry of Transportation has recently awarded Allenby with a $1,000 grant to create a new program that aims to reduce traffic congestion around our school. This is an opportunity to create an amazing new program that will work to improve traffic safety around our school, and benefit the health and wellness of our students. Please contact Gillian Uy if you are interested in joining the Sustainable School Travel Committee.