Parent Volunteers

The parent volunteer program at JCDS offers many opportunities for closer involvement in your child's education. It's also a great way to support the school. 

Parents can volunteer in a number of ways, including:

   • Classroom Volunteer
   • Homeroom Parent
   • Parents' Association Activity volunteer

Sign up here:  Volunteer Sign Up Form

Classroom Volunteering FAQs

Who Can Volunteer?
Any person who is directly involved in raising your child, including parents, grandparents, and nannies.
Where Do I Volunteer?
You can choose to volunteer:
  • In your child's homeroom
  • In art, band, chorus or dance
  • In our enrichment after-school athletics program
  • In the STEM Lab, Design Studio or Production Studio (K-6)*
  • For Spanish special events (Grades 4, 5,6)*
Are There Requirements To Volunteer?
  • Attend a mandatory, short training session
  • Volunteers who have already attended a previous training session are not required to do so again
When And Where Are The Upcoming Volunteer Trainings?
  • Watch the Shark Weekly for location information
  • No RSVP is necessary to attend a volunteer training.
I Am Already Volunteer Trained. What Happens Next?
  • You are automatically enrolled in the classroom volunteer program after training and each year thereafter.
Interested in Volunteering outside of the Classroom?  

The Parents' Association has many events throughout the year and we need your help!

If you wish to volunteer in other areas of the school, outside of your child's classroom, go to the volunteer sign up link below to start volunteering. This sign-up needs to be completed annually.

Homeroom Parents

Jacksonville Country Day School promotes family involvement and parental participation in all aspects of student life. Homeroom Parents have an important impact on students' educational experience by providing in-room assistance to our teachers.

Homeroom parents act as a liaison between teachers and the parents in each classroom. Responsibilities vary by teacher and grade but may include scheduling other volunteers, planning holiday functions and special events, or coordinating chaperones for field trips. Homeroom parents will request volunteers for specific activities throughout the school year so there will be many opportunities to get involved. It is the responsibility of homeroom parents to organize activities and delegate the work to those parents who have offered to help.

Homeroom parent assignments will be determined in early September. Grade level homeroom parents will be contacted direct by the Parents' Association Homeroom Chair. To be considered for a homeroom parent position please complete the appropriate space on the Volunteer Sign Up Form.

Classroom Volunteering for All Grades

Volunteers become involved in their child’s classroom in a variety of ways from reinforcing academic skills to special projects. Volunteers will be assigned for each classroom based on teachers' needs. All volunteers must complete a volunteer training session before being added to the classroom volunteer list. You will have the opportunity to sign up for participation with your child's teacher throughout the school year. The volunteer schedule varies by grade level and teacher.

Volunteers only help in their children’s classes on an "as needed" basis. Both teachers and homeroom parents do the scheduling of classroom volunteers.

Prior to volunteering in the classroom, all volunteers must complete a volunteer training session. Please check the school calendar at mySharkHub for the dates and times these are offered.  If a scheduled date or time does not work for you, please contact Tonya Elstein, Director of Education, to set-up a training.

We look forward to having you involved on campus!
Located In Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Country Day School is a private school for Pre-K 3 through 6th grade. JCDS prepares students for a healthy and productive lifetime of intellectual exploration, character development, and social responsibility.