Giving

Get Involved

Volunteers are essential to the success of many programs and events at the Lycée. Volunteering is a great way to get to know the community, make friends, and give back to the school at the same time. There are lots of ways to get involved, and many of the volunteer opportunities are flexible depending on how much time you are able to give—some can even be done entirely by phone or email!

To sign up for a volunteer opportunity, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.  

If you have any questions, please email volunteers@lfny.org.

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  • Parent Class Delegate (All Year)

    Parent Class Delegates are the most direct link between all parents and the APL's Executive Committee members. They serve to facilitate communication between the school and parents in each class. Each year, two parent representatives are selected from each class for all grades. They disseminate information pertaining to the class and represent the point of convergence for all general questions coming from class parents. Parent Class Delegates encourage communication among parents as well as support and encourage involvement in school life, in addition to building a strong sense of community. To apply, please complete this form.
  • Cafeteria (All Year)

    Parents of children in CE1 and older are invited to assist the students with lunch in the cafeteria.
     
  • Grade Ambassador (All Year)

    The Annual Fund is a fundraising effort that supports the school’s operating budget. These 100% tax-deductible gifts support the programs and people that make the Lycée so unique. The role of a Grade Ambassador is to educate fellow Lycée parents about the importance of supporting the Annual Fund and to encourage them to participate at any level. We strive to have 100% participation by Lycée families each year. Grade Ambassadors work in teams per grade level and receive support and training from the Annual Fund manager as well as the Annual Fund Co-Chairs throughout the year. The role is flexible enough for working parents and involves reaching out via email and making calls from the school to parents during special campaign periods.
  • Sustainability and Wellness Initiative (All Year)

    Members of this team work closely with the administration to support and encourage school-wide initiatives related to sustainability and wellness, with a focus on mindfulness, recycling, composting, decreasing food waste, as well as nutrition at home and in the school.
  • Family Buddy Program (All Year)

    The Family Buddy Program serves to welcome and acclimate new families to the Lycée.
    ​Families who sign up will be matched with a new​ ​Lycée ​family ​with children of similar ages. The goal is to help alleviate some of those new school jitters​ by helping newcomers navigate our school and find answers to their questions throughout their first year.​ Once matched, we ask that you reach out to your buddy family to introduce yourself and ​hopefully arrange a time to meet, maybe even with the entire family!
     
  • Parent Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (All Year)

    Details coming soon!
  • School Photo Day (September)

    Volunteers assist the photographer and teachers with preparing younger children for their class and individual photos.
  • Used Uniform Sale Committee (Fall and Spring)

    The APL's Used Uniform Committee organizes the collection, sorting and sale of clean and gently used uniforms for the Lycée community.
  • Fête Foraine Committee (Fall)

    Join the committee that plans Fête Foraine, a Fall carnival for the whole family. Help decorate for the event, plan games and activities, and source food from local restaurants. Volunteers are also needed to help on the day of the event to help in areas such as carnival games, activities, the cafeteria, check-in and more. Volunteers are asked to commit at least 2 hours of their time.
  • Lycée Cares Committee (Fall)

    Help plan Lycée Cares, an event where everyone in the Lycée community joins together for a day of service to feed hungry people in the city. Leading up to the event, you can work on educational materials on the topic of community service, solicit food donations from local businesses, and organize food drives within your children’s classes (all of which can be done by phone or email). The day of the event, volunteers will help in various areas: sorting food, packing lunch bags, and other logistics.
  • Gala Committee (Fall-Winter)

    The Lycée Gala is the school’s largest fundraiser of the year, thanks to the work of lots of wonderful volunteers! Bring your creativity and join the Décor, Auction, or Student Project committee to help plan all the details of this amazing event.
  • Lighter Backpack Initiative (January)

    The American Association of Pediatrics recommends that children's backpacks weigh less than 10-20% of their body weight to avoid health issues such as back pain, headaches and growth impairment. In an effort to raise awareness, volunteers conduct unannounced, discreet and anonymous weigh-ins of students in elementary and collège classes throughout the month of January.  We are also looking for volunteers with experience in statistics to help compile and analyze the data to be shared with the greater community.
  • Career Fair (February)

    During this APL organized fair, students from Seconde, 1ere and Terminale are given the opportunity to meet people from various careers for three hours, where they discuss their careers paths and chosen professions. We are looking for volunteer speakers from a variety of backgrounds and industries!
  • Skating Party (Winter)

    Skating Party is a fun evening of ice skating, food, and drinks held at the Chelsea Piers Sky Rink every winter. Volunteers are needed to help check in attendees.
  • Spring Fair (Spring)

    Held every May at the Lycée, Spring Fair showcases the diversity of the school with booths representing different countries and an international food court. Create a booth to share your country with the rest of the community, help with décor for the event, or source food for the food court. Volunteers are also needed on the day of the event in the areas of: country booths, activities, used book sale, cafeteria, and check-in. Volunteers are asked to commit at least 2 hours of their time.
  • Teacher Appreciation Day (May)

    Help us show our appreciation for our teachers by volunteering to help the children make cards and collect and distribute homemade food throughout the school.
  • Used Textbook Sale (June)

    Assist the secondary students in buying and selling their used textbooks. A fun event for all involved!

Get Involved Key

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  • Multi Day Volunteer Opportunity

  • Single Day Volunteer Opportunities

  • Students can also volunteer for this activity

  • Volunteering can be done off-site (at home or at work via emails and phone calls)

  • Volunteering will take place on site (at the Lycée or event venue)