There are many ways to volunteer at Jones College Prep!
- Library/Student Learning Center Volunteers – before, during or after school shifts available. See below for more details and contact .
- Joneswear Store – shifts include daytime store hours and at special events
- Sports Boosters
- Dance Volunteers (this usually involves working the storage room where kids check their backpacks and coats, not hovering over students)
- JCP and Friends of Jones Events, including the Fall FOJ Friend-raiser, JCP Open House, Spring Fundraiser, Academic Night, etc.
- Friends of Jones Committees, including Corporate Development, Annual Fund, Hospitality, etc.
- Spring Fundraiser Auction Committee
- Specific Class Fundraising Events (Senior, Junior, Sophomore and Freshman)
Please note that CPS is requiring volunteers that have regular student-facing interactions to complete a very simple volunteer application. You can access the online volunteer application form here.
You can volunteer by emailing RAQUEL.DON@FRIENDSOFJONES.ORG to learn more about FOJ volunteer opportunities.
Below are several committees that could use your talents:
Library Volunteer & Student Learning Center Volunteer Coordinator Ann.Ross@friendsofjones.org is looking for dedicated volunteers to work during school lunch periods and before/after school. These facilities need parents to chaperone so our students can do research and homework on computers, print out homework and conduct group sessions with classmates. Students are only able to use the facilities and do their work if parents are on site to oversee these centers. Please support our students by giving 1-2 hours once per week, twice per month, or sign up as an emergency substitute. To volunteer or learn more, please contact Ann.Ross@friendsofjones.org. Please fill out the simple online volunteer application to help our students in these important areas.
Hospitality hosts Parents’ Back to School Night, 8th Grade Open House, Parent Forums, and more. Volunteers are needed to plan, advertise, and host events throughout the school year. Contact Laura.Brauer@friendsofjones.org or Raquel.Don@friendsofjones.org.
The Events Committee plans and executes the two biggest events of the year – the fall “Friend-raiser” and the Spring Gala. Many volunteers are needed to plan events, obtain silent auction items, man check-in/check-out tables, decorate, and more. Contact Kathy.Smith@friendsofjones.org for more information.
Counseling Boosters work with the Counselors to facilitate College Knowledge, parent forums, and College Ambassadors, who host College Admissions Representatives. Contact Michelle.Charles@friendsofjones.org for more information.
Arts Boosters support the music, theater, and visual arts programs at the school, lending volunteer support for concerts, fundraising for special events, and more. Contact Michele.Musgrove@friendsofjones.org to get involved.
Sports Boosters work to make sure our athletes and coaches have what they need to perform at the highest level. They help in fundraising, and run the 3 sports banquets each year. Our Sports Booster chair, Julie.Bedore@friendsofjones.org, is looking for at least one parent per sport to join her committee.
Academic Boosters are the liaison between teachers and school clubs. They help find volunteers for class events, provide seed money for newly created clubs (such as Model UN), and work to fill Teacher Wish Lists. Our Academic Booster Chair, Michele.Musgrove@friendsofjones.org, is looking for members to join the Advisory Boards (especially for Pre-Law and Pre-Engineering).
Corporate Development is a new and exciting committee this year. It’s not just about corporate sponsorships – FOJ would like to forge relationships for corporate gifts-in-kind, mentoring partnerships, business partners, and other opportunities. Contact Veronica.Gomez@friendsofjones.org.
The Joneswear committee sells Jones fan gear in the Jones Store and at school events. Contact Julie.Weisman@friendsofjones.org. Regular Jones Store volunteers will need to fill out the simple online volunteer application.
Communications is responsible for helping coordinate information between Friends of Jones, JCP teachers/staff and parents/guardians. Communications is responsible for the website, weekly newsletter and Facebook page. If you have an interest in maintaining the website (WordPress experience a plus) or photographing school events to add images to the site, please let us know. Contact Jenni.Pencyla@friendsofjones.org for more information.
Spring Online Auction is looking for volunteers to help secure donations. Whether you’ve done this work in the past, have connections you’d be willing to suggest or help us contact, or simply want to help build a mix of auction items that raise valuable funds, we appreciate your help as we expand donations across the JCP community network. Contact Rita.Parida@friendsofjones.org or Tracy.Portnoy@friendsofjones.org for more information.