San Francisco Waldorf School has a long tradition of active parent involvement, stretching back to the founding of the school by a group of dedicated parents. From the beginning, parents have remained an integral part of the daily operations, from assisting faculty in the classroom to covering phones during school staff meetings. Throughout the years, many volunteers have gone on to serve the school in an official capacity by becoming board members, teachers, and administrators.
The primary work of parent volunteers is to provide expertise, guidance, and their time in a variety of ways. As an example, community events like Winter Fair and Spring Night are organized and run each year by parents. Another very important way that volunteers serve is by joining established school committees, such as the Multicultural Council and Advancement Liaisons. These committees serve an important function in guiding and informing the school in areas that are important, yet may be tangential to the pedagogical focus of faculty.
Although volunteers work across all aspects of the school, most efforts are coordinated through the two groups that serve as the official parent representation to the school, the Parents Association (Early Childhood - Grade 8) and the Parents Council (Grades 9-12). All parents are automatically members of their respective organization.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Advancement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 931-2750.