Parent Volunteer Opportunities

The Hill School offers a variety of ways for parents to get involved life at the School. Committing to be a parent volunteer will give you an opportunity to become better acquainted with your child’s classmates and experience life at The Family Boarding School. Our parent volunteers are an important part of The Hill family, and each parent volunteer is essential to the School’s current and future success.

We invite you to sign-up for an opportunity that best suits your interests. Please complete the volunteer form below and Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement Shelley Baumgarten will reach out to you as opportunities become available. Please feel free to contact Shelley with questions, concerns, or ideas to share. She can be reached by phone at 610-705-1117 or by email at sbaumgarten@thehill.org.

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Admission Open House: Parents are invited to greet and speak with prospective families visiting The Hill School.

Athletics Parent Volunteer: With 31 varsity sports programs and a robust fitness-centered intramural program, our coaches are always looking for support. You can volunteer to be a team parent or offer to help the team parent organize volunteers, provide refreshments for games, and assist with end-of-the-season celebrations.  We also will need volunteers to help at the Lehrman '56 Pavilion concession stand during home games.

Community Service: Parents can assist the School's Community Service program in a variety of ways with one-time and on-going service projects. Although service opportunities are available throughout the academic year, The Hill School participates in community-wide Pottstown CARES events twice a year. 

International Food Fair: The International Food Fair takes place in mid-January and is an event that students, faculty, and families enjoy. Students and faculty prepare food from around the world for everyone to sample. Guests make monetary donations at the event, with proceeds benefiting the Pottstown Cluster.

Headmaster’s Coffee: These sessions provide an opportunity for informal dialogue and idea sharing between current parents and Headmaster, Zack Lehman. Parents are invited to host, organize, and greet other parents.

Host Family Program: Families living in the Tri-County area often host Hill international students. This is a rewarding opportunity and provides hospitality and support to students far from home.

Lawrenceville Weekend: The Hill School rivalry with the Lawrenceville School dates back to 1887 and is the fifth oldest school rivalry in the country. Each year, The Hill and Lawrenceville alternate hosting a Saturday afternoon of athletics competition. Held in early November, this day marks for most sports teams the end of the fall sports season. Parents can offer to greet, host and/or work the parent and alumni hospitality tent, and provide snacks or baked goods.

Leadership and Career Summit Speaker: During the spring term, the School hosts the Leadership and Career Summit, which is an opportunity for parents and alumni to visit The Hill School and provide insight to fifth and sixth form students about their careers. We are always looking for innovative speakers to help our students learn and grow.

Parent Fund Form Chair: Partner with the Advancement Office to help raise funds to ensure each student has an exceptional learning experience in the classroom, on the stage, in the dormitories, and on the playing field. Responsibilities may include letter writing, event hosting, phone calls, and peer-to-peer solicitation.

Parent Partners: Work with Student Life to partner every new family entering Hill with an existing Hill family to serve as a contact and resource for questions that arise before and throughout their first year at the School.

Sixth Form Dance: This formal dance, held annually the Saturday prior to Commencement, is open to all fifth and sixth formers and their dates. The dance, which alternates between being held on-campus and at an off-campus location every other year, includes hors d'oeuvres, photos, a served dinner, and dancing. Parents are invited to share in the planning, decorating, set-up, and clean-up.

Strawberry Festival: Held annually on the final Wednesday of the school year, Strawberry Festival is an outdoor gathering that includes games, music, food, student sales, yearbook distribution, and the J-Ball final, all with a great atmosphere. It is eagerly anticipated by sixth formers as one of their last great opportunities to hang out together. Parents can help cut strawberries the night before, or serve strawberry shortcake during the festival.

Support for the Arts: Volunteers provide support for all students and faculty of the visual and performing arts at The Hill School, including theatre, fine arts, instrumental, and vocal music. Parents may be asked to provide refreshments at practices, help with costumes, take orders for CDs, and serve as docents for art shows.

Welcome Committee: Parents are asked to help greet other students, parents, grandparents, alumni, and special guests during on-site events; such as theatre productions, Fall Parents Weekend, Grandparents’ Day, Commencement, etc.