Be a Gardner Volunteer!


‘whatever needs doing’

The Gardner School of Arts and Sciences is a wonderfully busy place and Gardner families play a pivotal role in ensuring that all that ‘busyness’ is beautifully choreographed. You, our volunteers, work hard throughout the year to set up, take down, clean up, plant, weed, clean, start on time, chaperone, and drive, drive, drive. In short, you do ‘whatever needs doing’ for us and we deeply appreciate your support!

And why do you support us with such energy? So that Gardner students may enjoy the best and most rewarding Gardner experience possible.


Parent and family volunteers constructed the imagination playground stage, laid tiles in the Great Room, worked tirelessly to build the set for the school play and fed and costumed the actors. Volunteers drove on over 50 field trips and served on the Board of Trustees.

The all-volunteer PTO organized and ran the Scholastic Book Fair and the most amazing Harvest Festival ever! Volunteers served on the Gardner Marketing Committee and the Development Committee, ran clubs, weeded gardens and assisted in the classroom.


As we prepare for another exciting school year, I realize once again that our community is nurtured by the thousands of volunteer hours that you generously contribute each year. And so I once again encourage you all to prepare for another busy year volunteering at Gardner. Please take a moment to review the different volunteer opportunities and consider how best you can put your talents to use supporting our school and our students.

I am extremely grateful for every minute that you give to volunteer for our school!

Mark McGough, Head of School




Drive on a field trip and drive on a field trip and drive on a field trip again!

Build the set for the school musical. Make costumes, be in charge of make-up, chaperone backstage, assist with rehearsals, feed hungry students and volunteers…

Serve on a committee – volunteers welcome on the Development Committee, the Marketing Committee and the Grants Committee.

Run an after-school club!

Serve on the PTO! Attend PTO meetings or be a class rep, a PTO officer, a member of the Harvest Festival or help with the Lasting Impact Project or any of the countless other PTO activities….

Help in the classroom – photocopy materials, support reading groups, share your hobby….

Commit to joining us on Sweat Equity Day and Earth Day and help us with weeding and planting, spreading bark dust and mulch, cleaning and managing the many different parts of our beautiful campus!