2019-20 Parent Volunteer Activities

VOLUNTEER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Welcome! Your involvement in helping Rockhurst has a tremendous impact at our school. Volunteering is a fun and exciting way to meet other parents and make friends while getting involved with your son’s education. There are many volunteer opportunities throughout the school year, if you’d like to assist in any way, please provide your contact information by clicking the link below. As volunteers are needed, you will be contacted for each specific event. 
Each class has a monthly or quarterly social gathering for moms and/or dads. Generally, this is a potluck luncheon from 11:00-1:30 in a parent home, in which the moms attend. Occasionally, this event will be at a restaurant, in the evening, or may include the dads. The Lunch Bunch Coordinators will send an invitation through Evite, Sign-up Genius or similar program.  If you do not want to receive the emails,  you may opt out.

SPECTACULAR AUCTION
Rockhurst Spectacular Auction will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020
The auction team is in need of many volunteers for big and small jobs. The list of committees and a brief description of their purpose will be published soon. The respective committee chairs and team captains will be in contact with their team volunteers. Alumni parents are welcome! If you would like more specific details, please contact Moira Healy, Director of Parent Engagement and Major Events at 816-363-2036 or mhealy@rockhursths.edu.
Volunteer for Spectacular! 

MEAL OF THE WEEK 2019-20
MEAL OF THE WEEK was such a hit last year! The Kelly Family purchased this wonderful item at our auction this past spring!  Will you help with cooking a meal for them this year?
Our goal is to make them feel like they are king and queen each Thursday during the school year.  We ask that the meals be mainly homemade and could serve a family of up to 6 people.  Please include a salad, side dish, main course and dessert.  Anything that you might want to add to make it fun and memorable is highly encouraged. There are no food allergies in the family but they do have an aversion to mushrooms! Volunteer for Meal of the Week!
 
 
WOMEN OF ROCKHURST SPIRITUAL RETREAT PLANNING COMMITTEE
Saturday, February 29, 2020, This is a spiritual retreat for women in preparation for the Lenten season. Volunteers help with planning, registration, publicity, set up and serving lunch. 
Committee Volunteer Sign-Up

GRANDPARENTS MASS & BRUNCH PLANNING COMMITTEE
Sunday, March 1st, 2020: Volunteer in the planning of the brunch held after the Grandparents Mass, assistance needed in the planning, on the day of the event with set-up, serving and clean-up.
TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION - HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE
Volunteer to contribute a few dozen cookies for the Annual Teacher/Staff Christmas Cookie exchange on December 12th.  
 
TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION - CANDY JAR
Volunteer on an assigned a week during the school year to provide goodies in order to stock the Candy Jar located in the faculty lounge.  
Candy Jar Sign-Up 

MAILING PREPARATION
Volunteers assist in preparing various mailings for 2-3 hours at Rockhurst! 
MOMS IN PRAYER
Participate with Moms in Prayer group that meets on the 1st Thursday of each month. The first meeting will be September 5th, 2019. 
CHAPERONE SCHOOL DANCES
Chaperone any of the four dances taking place throughout the school year. Dances include the Homecoming (Saturday, October 5, 2019), Freshman Mixer (Friday, October 11, 2019),  Prom (Friday, April 24, 2020) and the Junior Leadership Dance (Friday, May 1, 2020) 
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Trained Eucharistic ministers needed for special masses. 
FOOTBALL GAME CONCESSIONS
Volunteer to work concessions during Rockhurst Football’s Varsity home football games.  
HOMECOMING COAT CHECK
Assist with checking in coats and shoes at homecoming.
Homecoming Coat Check Sign Up

HOSPITALITY DESK
Those staffing the Hospitality/Welcome Desk will be responsible for greeting, registering, badging, and directing visitors to their destinations within the building.
MAILING PREPARATION
Volunteers assist in preparing various mailings for 2-3 hours at Rockhurst! 
MOMS IN PRAYER
Participate with Moms in Prayer group that meets on the 1st Thursday of each month. The first meeting will be September 5th, 2019. 
ROCK SHOP VOLUNTEERS
Help out in the Rock Shop by working the shifts that fit your schedule!  
SENIOR CLASS TUXEDO FITTINGS
Volunteer to assist seniors and store staff with check-in and payment collection at Men's Wearhouse in Lenexa on a Sunday of your choice in October 
Sign Up Coming Soon 

STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER
Provide healthy snacks or bottled water for the Student Success Center. Volunteers that would like to contribute will be contacted with details. 

TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION EVENTS/DAYS
Volunteer to assist with/on designated Teacher Appreciation special events/days 
MOTHER/SON BRUNCH PLANNING COMMITTEE
Sunday, September 8th: Volunteer in the planning of the brunch held after the Mother/Son Mass, assistance needed in the planning, on the day of the event with set-up, serving and clean-up. 
MOTHER/SON DANCE PLANNING COMMITTEE
5:30p - Sunday, January 26, 2020. All grade levels and their mothers are invited. This includes a sit-down dinner and dancing. Volunteers assist in the pre-planning and execution of this event. (A separate Rockhurst online opportunity will occur in November to attend this event).  
Volunteers of this group meet as needed to assist the Pastoral Office with the caring of altar linens. 
All volunteers who sign-up online will be contacted by the committee chairs and will receive further information specific to your volunteer committee. If you are not contacted by the chair of your committee, contact Moira Healy, mhealy@rockhursths.edu