Our volunteer opportunities will look a bit different this year. More coming soon!
Common Jobs/Volunteer Opportunities:
**Risers:8 people available for both setup and take down before and after each performance. Coordination/specific instructions to the volunteers are provided by Ms. Moir and the Committee Chair approximately 7-10 days prior to each event. Details such as when the auditorium will be available for set up are made known at that time. While volunteers are appreciated at each event, it would be ideal to have a set group (the Riser Crew or the Woodson Risers??) to perform in this capacity for the entire school year. Usually the same group would tear-down and put away risers. This generally happens immediately after each performance. The exception to this rule would be the Pre- Assessment concert when Woodson (like this year) is hosting the Choral Assessment. In this case the tear down and put away occurs at the end of the Assessment event.
**Chaperones/Door monitors:Usually 8 people to chaperone and another 4 as Door Monitors. For most of the concerts, 2-4 chaperones need to arrive with the kids (usually 5:45 pm or so for a 7 pm show) and they work the longer shift until the end of the show, joining the kids in the auditorium once their pre-show chaperone duties are finished back stage. An additional 4-6 chaperones are needed to sit intermingled in the rows of kids. This second crew generallyarrive around 6:30 with the Door Monitors and continue to keep the performers in line until the concert is finished. The Door Monitors arrive ~30 minutes prior to show time to man their stations and load up on programs - they are asked to open the doors IN BETWEEN songs only for a few seconds to let in stragglers and NOT ruin the concert recordings and distract the kids (the doors are locked from the outside.). Start times may vary slightly at Ms. Moir's discretion but the Committe Chair will be in contact with these volunteers 7-10 days in advance o the event with more specific info.
Booster Raffles/Raffle Chair:This is s super fun job. Really all this job entails is to show up to each Choir booster meeting and run the raffle. You acquire/organize a group of gifts by asking local businesses to donate, other parents and pulling from extra stuff from other fundraisers (i.e. the cake/cookie one etc…). At each booster meeting come w/ four from the pile, put them in bags and sell raffle tickets to the parents who attend the meetings. This is A GREAT way to meet folks and talk up chorus to the community!This opportunity takes about 2 hours tops each month (1 to prepare some things or get some gifts, and 1 hour to attend the meetings) and is best shared w/ two people so you can both help sell the raffle tickets and help decide what gifts to bring also help share in getting fun gifts to raffle.
Booster Volunteer Job Descriptions
Booster Raffles - Join the committee to help find prizes for the monthly meeting raffles.
Chaperones/Risers - This committee organizes chaperones and riser breakdown for concerts and student events. Please consider becoming a chaperone or riser volunteer for one or any event this year.
Dessert on Broadway - Dessert on Broadway or “DOB” is the Choral Department’s annual musical review performed in a cabaret setting. Every year we are fortunate to have a huge cast of parent and alumni parent volunteers who spend many hours transforming the Woodson cafeteria into an elegant cabaret, complete with a New York skyline; setting and clearing tables for each performance; baking and preparing desserts and drinks; costuming and making up the performers in lavish style; selling tickets; checking coats; and chaperoning and feeding the performers backstage. PLEASE JOIN US --- In return for your hard work, we promise you tremendous rewards, considerable bonding, and much fun.
Dessert Fund raiser
Hospitality - The Hospitality Committee provides refreshments for the Booster Meetings, Back-to-School Chorus Picnic, Tag Day, End of the Year Celebration, and any special events that Woodson hosts, such as District Chorus or Festival. All Booster members are asked to help with food, beverages, and serving at these events.
2 Volunteers Needed
Great Lakes Scrip - Learn how to make money without buying anything extra.
Program Design and Production
PTSO Board Representative - If you have any news to be shared with the PTSO, let us know. This committee tries to make sure that avoidable conflicts are not scheduled so the students don't have to miss out on events.
Sprit Wear – The Spirit Wear Committee researches, coordinates and helps to fulfill spirit-related wear and gear for the Chorus Boosters.
TAG Day- Join the committee and help organize the largest single fundraiser we hold each year.
Uniforms - The uniform committee works all year, from Uniform Day until the final spring concert, when the uniforms are turned in. We are always looking for parent volunteers to help out at picture day, before performances and on trips. If you are interested in volunteering to help out with uniforms, please contact me. No experience is necessary and getting to know both the students and parents is great. I've known most of the students since they were freshmen and they are truly dedicated, respectful, hardworking and, most of all, fun to be around!