2021-22 Parent Volunteer Activities


VOLUNTEER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Welcome! Your involvement in helping Rockhurst has a tremendous impact on 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. 
Participate with Moms in Prayer group that meets weekly on Thursday either in person or via Zoom.  Sign up to receive weekly notifications.
 
HOSPITALITY DESK
Those staffing the Hospitality/Welcome Desk will be responsible for greeting, registering, badging, and directing visitors to their destinations within the building.
ROCK SHOP VOLUNTEERS
Help out in the Rock Shop by working the shifts that fit your schedule! 
 
ADMISSIONS ASSISTANCE
Interested in helping Rockhurst and the Admissions office by welcoming prospective families to the Night at the Rock event?  We need PARENT volunteers to serve at the check in table, give out swag bags, usher attendees to their seats, etc.
 
LUNCH BUNCH
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 or a happy hour, in a parent's 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 9, 2022
The auction team needs 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.
MEAL OF THE WEEK 2021-22
MEAL OF THE WEEK  is always a hit! The Teahan 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 aren’t big fans of seafood!  Or due to the times we live in provide a restaurant gift card. Volunteer for Meal of the Week!
  
WOMEN OF ROCKHURST SPIRITUAL RETREAT PLANNING COMMITTEE
Saturday, March 5, 2022, This is a spiritual retreat for women in preparation for the Lenten season. Volunteers help with planning, registration, and publicity. 
Committee Volunteer Sign-Up

GRANDPARENTS MASS & BRUNCH PLANNING COMMITTEE
Sunday, March 6th, 2022: 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 – EVENTS
Volunteer to assist chairperson with/on Teacher Appreciation special events/days.  The first Teacher Appreciation event is usually a Happy Hour in the Fall.  It may need to be virtual this year. Assistance is needed organizing the event, setting up and cleaning up.  The second teacher appreciation event will occur during the first week of May which is Teacher Appreciation Week.
 
TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION - HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE
Volunteer to contribute a few dozen cookies for the Annual Teacher/Staff Christmas Cookie exchange on December 9th.  
 
TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION - CANDY JAR
Volunteer on an assigned a week during the school year to provide goodies 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! 
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 

MOTHER/SON DANCE PLANNING COMMITTEE
5:30p - Sunday, February 6, 2022. 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 registration will occur in early December to attend this event).  
Mother/Son Dance Volunteer Sign-Up 


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