Many volunteers are needed to implement all of the programs and activities funded by the APA and to support the teachers in the classrooms. Whether your skills lie in organization, communication, or inspiration, any donation of your talents is greatly appreciated. There are positions for all parents with varying amounts of time to offer. Whether you are a parent who works in or outside of the home, there is a volunteer position for you.
Take some time to familiarize yourself with what the APA does by surfing through this website. The tabs across the top of the page represent the different committees of the APA.
And of course, all Allenby parents are members of the APA. As such, we encourage you to attend the monthly meetings. Stay informed, have your say, make a difference.
Volunteer testimonials from APA executive team
“Like most parents at Allenby my husband and I both work full time and don’t have a lot of “extra” time to volunteer — but whatever time we do have always goes to activities at Allenby and the APA. This has been a wonderful opportunity to support our kids and demonstrate to them the value and importance of giving back to the community.” – Julie Klein, Director of Communications
“I thought it would be a good way to meet other Allenby parents and invest in my daughters’ school community. I didn’t really know many families when we first joined the school and I also thought it was good to be involved. At first I thought it was going to be too much of a commitment on top of work but I started as a class parent where the time commitment was minimal and then over the years have transitioned to Committee work and volunteering at events. It’s heartwarming to be part of a school community that wants the best for our kids and works together. I feel grateful that my daughter has access to programs like After-4, and Fun Fair which are led by the APA, so being on the APA is my way of giving back and ensuring that these amazing opportunities continue to exist now and in the years to come.” – Faith Malach, Director of DEI
“I joined the APA because I identified a need to improve the safety of the walk to school for my kids and their friends and wanted to contribute to bringing about change. If, as a community, we just talk about how much better things could be, change doesn’t just happen – we need to actively engage and advocate on behalf of our kids. The APA provided a vehicle for that.” – Kate McNeill-Keller, Director of Safety
“The best thing about volunteering on the APA executive has been… the friends I have made, feeling a sense of belonging to my local community, setting an example for my kids on the importance of volunteering, and the positive impact the APA has made on the Allenby community.” – Jen Lenk, former Director of Fundraising
“I joined the APA because it is important for me that my children see me as an active participant in their education. I wanted to be present at school: it helps facilitate communication with teachers, staff and the greater parents/ adult community. The best thing about volunteering on the APA executive has been meeting new people and expanding my community. It is a way to make a small difference.- Rachelle Campigotto
“The best thing about volunteering on the APA executive has been…the people I’ve become friends with, and the awesome events and programs we have put together that I know the kids (and their families) enjoy!” – Lindsay Goldber, Director of School Programs
“I joined the APA because I wanted to give back to the school and I wanted my kids to understand why it’s important to give back to the community. They understand that the APA helps to drive learning experiences such as Project Give Back and fun community events such as Fun Fair. I always talk about giving back to the community to my children, so I thought it was time to show them what it means.” – Lesley Cogan, Director of Safety
“The best thing about volunteering on the APA executive has been…feeling a sense of partnership with the school and impact in the community through positive feedback.” – Adeeba Jabeen Aslam, Director of DEI
“One great thing about volunteering on the APA executive is seeing the real, positive impact we can make through our community-building and fundraising initiatives.” – Lauren Booth, Director of School Programs