Help Wanted!

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

Please remember, a current police reference check is required to be a regular volunteer in a TDSB school. For more information on how to obtain a police check, please review the Volunteering at École Allenby Jr. P.S. policy.


Volunteer Opportunities

NEW!  Newsletter Editors (September 2019)

The APA is looking for 2 Newsletter Editors for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year. The APA Newsletter Editors are responsible for compiling weekly submissions and using Mailchimp to format and send the finished product. Having 2 Editors means that the workload can be split from week to week.

Best attempts are made to stick to a regular cycle of submission deadlines, although, occasionally a quick turnaround is required for an e-blast, so some flexibility is required. No experience is needed and training is provided! We would like to fill these positions immediately to facilitate transition.

If you are reading this message, then you can certainly appreciate the importance of the weekly newsletter to our school and to our community! Please consider joining the APA team in delivering school and community news.

Contact Lisa Parker for more information.

Fun Fair (Jun. 1):

Spring has arrived and we are kicking off planning for Allenby’s Annual Fun Fair, taking place on Saturday, June 1 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We have a great committee with around 20 volunteers, and we always welcome more help. Many committee members are graduating this year, so we need to transfer knowledge to continue this pinnacle event next year.

We are happy to have volunteers for any of the Fun Fair subcommittees (class baskets, volunteers, games, and rides), but we are also in need for the following:

  • Prizes: Approximately 15 hours shopping for toys, games, and candy for the very popular Fun Fair Prize Room. 4 hours of set up on Friday, May 31 and a crazy, overwhelming day of fun on June 1. This is best done with a friend (and a lot of patience!).
  • Food: Thinking ahead to next year, this is a “training” opportunity where you will be shown the ropes before having to dive right in. Plan and source an excellent menu of delicious food choices. Approximately 10 hours prepping and planning, 4 hours of set-up on Friday, May 31 and a crazy, overwhelming day of fun on June 1.
  • Sponsorships: Approximately 5–10 hours reaching out to past sponsors and maybe even finding a few new ones. A successful event makes finding sponsors easy, we just need someone with a bit of time to take it on!

If you can help in any capacity, please reach out to Jen Lenk or Amber Christie.