Please click here to fill out the 2013-2014 EAPA Volunteer Form.
Guild (year round)
EAPA volunteers assist The Episcopal
Academy’s chaplains to enrich the chapel experiences of our children, support
the Chaplains’ ministry needs by caring for the Class of 1944 Chapel, help at
student services and special weekend services, prepare monthly and holiday
floral arrangements flowers for holiday services and provide assistance to the
EA community as needed.
Annual Fund Volunteer
Working together with the Director of Annual Giving and the Parent Annual Fund Chair, a Parent Annual Fund Volunteer is responsible for educating parents about the Annual Fund and encouraging support in this effort. Parent participation in the Annual Fund is key to EA reaching its annual goals. Becoming a Parent Annual Fund Volunteer is a wonderful opportunity to meet other Episcopal parents, interact with Episcopal administration, learn more about the school, and play a direct role in impacting the Episcopal experience for every student.
Campus Center ( CCC) Gallery Committee:
Committee supports the EA Art Department in producing and
coordinating exhibitions during the school year. There are opportunities
to be involved with visiting artists, PR, receptions, publications, sales and
The EAPA’s biggest fundraiser of the
year, Starfest is an evening of socializing, bidding, dining and dancing.
Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the auction: Silent and Live
Auctions, Party Planning, Program Book, Advertising and more.
Online (October through May)
An online opportunity to purchase tickets, vacations, unique gifts and
more! One volunteer is needed to coordinate this program. Working
with the Starfest committee, the Starfest Online coordinator will decide which
donations are better suited to an online auction environment; draft
descriptions of the items; coordinate with the EA IT staff to post the auction
on line; notify winning bidders and send appropriate thank you letters.
Sale (year round)
Every third Thursday of the month,
schedules permitting, Middle School and Upper School students can purchase
delicious treats made by parent bakers.
The Lower School hosts an annual
book fair which is not only a chance to purchase books but also an opportunity
to meet a visiting author.
Group (year round)
Join the lively discussion with
parents and faculty who share a love of reading! Book Club meets
throughout the year. Check the website for titles and dates. Great
opportunity for Parents of Alumni and Alumni to stay connected.
Outreach (year round)
The EAPA Community Outreach
Committee is dedicated to connecting EA families to organizations in the
community at large through volunteerism. The committee supports the
school's Community Outreach Department, organizes parent and family volunteer
opportunities and communicates information regarding the Community Care
The Episcopal Academy Community Players, founded in 1974, is
dedicated to presenting fully-staged theatrical productions by and for the EA
community. We represent a unique cross-section of participation -- current
parents, ex-parents, faculty, staff, alumni and Board members. Over the
years, our organization is very proud to have contributed well over $100,000 to
the Academy. We are always looking for new people to join our ranks.
The Episcopal Academy Cookbook has
been available for purchase since fall, 2010. We are looking for volunteers to
help sell the book and would like to continue the momentum of community
building by organizing various cooking or tasting parties.
Life (year round)
EAPA volunteers attend Diversity and
Community Life Meetings to work with issues surrounding diversity: gender,
race, ethnicity, socio-economic differences, and religion. The Director
of Diversity and Campus Life, who calls upon the EAPA for support whenever
needed, coordinates all activities.
Athletic Association (year round)
EAPA Athletic Association is a
committee of EAPA whose purpose is to support and promote athletic life within
the EA community. As EAPA supports the other areas of EA life, the AA is
comprised of a group of parents who want to aid communication about athletics
within the parent community, promote attendance at games and contests by
parents and students, and help support accomplishing the “Body” element of the
“Mind, Body, Spirit” goal of the Episcopal Academy.
Student Support (year round)
Provide hospitality and supplemental
activities for Upper School exchange students.
Thrift Shop (year round)
The EAPA shop offers gently used
uniforms and new sportswear from previous seasons for kids of all ages.
Volunteers are needed to collect the uniforms, work the shop and help with
special shopping days at various times of the year. Outgrown items can be
donated in the Crawford Campus Center at any time.
Parents and Division Coordinators (year round)
Form Parents (known as “Class
Parents” in Lower School) and Division
coordinators are the backbone of the EAPA. Form/Class parents support Homeroom teachers and Form
Deans by coordinating and organizing grade-specific activities all year
long. Unit Heads frequently utilize Form/Class Parents as the
volunteer base for division-wide and all school events. Form/Class
Parents are a resource for all parents and a contact point; they answer
questions about the school and provide another channel of communication to the
administration about potential problems. Form/Class Parents organize social functions for parents
providing opportunities for all members of the community to come
together. In essence, Form/Class Parents work with all layers of the EA
community providing energy and resources enriching life at the school for the
students and parents as well.The Lower,
Middle and Upper school coordinators organize the efforts of the Form/Class
Parents on a divisional basis.The
coordinators also organize the annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheons.
Volunteer (year round)
An opportunity for anyone who is
available to help with some advance notice. Great for people who want to get
involved but cannot make a scheduled commitment.
House (Early December)
Decorating gingerbread houses has
been a long- standing tradition of holiday fun at EA. Lower School
families enjoy a December afternoon, building and decorating gingerbread houses
and cookies. Carolers sing Christmas tunes providing a festive holiday
Each year, junior parent volunteers
coordinate, decorate, and set up for a graduation reception and dinner
immediately following commencement for EA seniors and their families.
Harvest Day, a Lower School tradition held annually in
October, is an outdoor festival of food, games, prizes, face painting and more!
Truly a fun raiser!!
Each new family at EA is paired with
a host family to assist the parents and the students in their transition to
Episcopal. Host families will be identified as soon as the new families are
Hospitality/Welcome Committee (year
The goal of this committee is to
make new and current families more connected to EA and to extend a hand of
fellowship to the community. Part of the committee would focus specifically on
“newcomers” so they get to know people outside of their child’s class. We are
looking for current parents to act as “ambassadors” and for new families to
Another one of our major
fundraisers, the House Tour provides EA families and friends the opportunity to
tour some great area homes as well as reconnect with friends at the preview
party over a glass of wine and to shop the boutiques. The day of the tour
local caterers provide delicious treats at many of the homes, while local
florists add a special touch of art. It’s a great way to spend a spring day. Volunteers
are needed to help with all aspects of the tour.
Volunteers (year round)
A dedicated team of volunteers
re-shelve books and assists the librarians in both libraries on campus, as well
as helping children with the selection of that perfect book.
Miles: 5K Run and Walk (October)
This event celebrates the life a
young EA student who loved to run; proceeds benefit the EAPA and a scholarship
in her memory. The morning has something for all fitness levels: a 5K
Run, 1 Mile Walk and a series of children’s sprints.
Post (year round)
The Newtown Post will need some fun
and energetic volunteers to “man the store”. The Newtown Post will be your go
to place to grab a cup of coffee and a snack, meet some friends or have a
meeting. The volunteers will do a 2-hour shift in the afternoon and will be
responsible for being the Barista and making sure that everything is running
A committee of parents
supporting the students and faculty during one or more of the following Theater
Arts Groups:Lower School Plays, Upper School Fall Play, Upper
School Winter Musical, Middle School Fall Musical, Middle School
Playwriting Spring Festival
Family Day (Spring)
This fun event brings families
together for a day of tennis on a spring weekend, to celebrate our new tennis
facility. Clinics and some fun family play as well.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
A special event in early December to
kick off the Christmas holidays.Our tree
in the Middle School circle will be decorated and lit while carols are sung. A
Jingle Bell Run will also be part of the festivities. Volunteers are needed for
the second year of this hugely popular event.