Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

The McLean Parents Association invites you to get involved! We depend on the generosity of our parents to share their time, energy, enthusiasm, talent, and skills in order to continue our programs and events.

Email Parents Association President, Wendy Cohen, or Parent Liason & Events Manager, Jennifer Jedrlinic with questions.

Auction Committee
Celebrate our school in an evening of excitement and merriment. Volunteers are needed to help with solicitation, organization, decorations, auction items, set up and more. This is a great (adults only) community event and a fun committee in which to work. There are many opportunities to get involved.
Book Fair
In the Fall, during K-8 Conferences, the PA hosts a Scholastic Book Fair. You will help restock, assist students shop, tally totals, and man the register.
Cecily's Advocacy Conference
An all-day event almost entirely parent run, brings national speakers, area professionals and McLean’s expert faculty together on a variety of topics that are important to families and professionals. This is an adult event that is offered to both McLean families and the greater Washington area. The workshop committee will identify speakers and assist with planning the event.
Fall Festival
The Fall Festival is a fun carnival-like event and a great community builder. The Upper School students hold a car wash. This committee will coordinate volunteers and day-of events.
Host Grade Parent Social
Host and coordinate a fun adult evening for all the grade parents in your child’s grade.
Learning Commons Library
Library volunteers assist the librarian with a variety of tasks, including shelving books, on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis.
Parents Council of Washington
Be a representative for the McLean School parents to attend Parents Council of Washington (PCW) events. PCW is a consortium of approximately 50 independent schools in the Washington Metro Area, serving parents, school leaders and students. PCW provides greater communication; information and liaison opportunities to help parents and independent schools educate children. A Representative for each division is needed.
K-12 Pizza Lunch
Pizza Lunch is a fun monthly event sponsored by the Parents Association for K-12 students. Come serve the pizza over the students’ lunch period! Sign up to be a regular volunteer (time commitment is one Monday per month from 11:00 am—12:30 pm). Can’t do it every month? Sign up to volunteer when you are able or just drop in.
Faculty & Staff Appreciation
A fun opportunity to let McLean faculty and staff know how much we appreciate everything they do. Teacher Appreciation provides treats, meals and surprises monthly. Creating themes, coordinating food volunteers, and set-up/break-down are all part of the committee’s activities.
McLean Gear Swap
The Uniform Swap is available at most school events when parents are present, volunteers are needed to assist with setup, assisting parents with uniform selection, and packing up.
TRUE BLUE Annual Fund
Help strengthen McLean by becoming a Parent Ambassador for the TRUE BLUE Annual Fund. Working with the Development Office, Parent Ambassadors help fundraise through outreach by letters, emails, phone-a-thon, and word of mouth. This is a great opportunity for parents to get involved and support McLean.