Volunteer Opportunities

What’s happening at ISL this year and how can I get involved?  We’re glad you asked!  There are a variety of fund-raising events and community activities that occur during the school year.  The following list is intended to help you learn about some of these events and activities as well as the specific committees and how they support the International School of Louisiana.

 

ANNUAL YEARBOOK, THE OUI-SI, COMMITTEE
This committee assembles an annual yearbook for the entire ISL Camp Street community and it’s simply amazing!!!  Volunteers are needed to attend school functions, take pictures and then submit their photos for publication.  They also need people to help with sales and processing orders at the end of the school year.
 Email Committee Co-Chairs Jeny Himel or Laura Rogan yearbook@isl-edu.org.

 

COFFEE & COOKIE DRIVE COMMITTEE
This committee supports a proven fund-raiser for the ISL Camp Street campus where students sell orders for delicious coffee, tea or ready to bake cookie dough. This fund-raiser tentatively kicks off November 2, 2011 and sales run for about a month.  Volunteers of all ages are needed to process and pack orders in mid-December, just before Winter Break. Committee Co-chairs are needed as well as volunteers (including ISL students!) for order processing/packing day.
 Email Committee Chair:  Erin Stopak, pto_camp@isl-edu.org

 

FAMILY FUN NIGHT 
Help plan and get the word out about a fun, festive evening at the City Park Amusement Park with ISL family and friends.  Fall and Spring volunteering opportunities.
Contact Catalian Colbert ccolbert@isl-edu.org or PTO Board members .

 

ISL GROCERY REWARDS
ISL families can support this committee by collecting Coke Bottle Tops, Box Tops for Education, Community Coffee UPC bar codes and Campbell’s labels. These items are redeemable for cash or merchandise that supports ISL. Twice a year the class with the highest amount of combined items wins a class party so make sure you label your submissions with both your child and teacher’s name.

Email Committee Chair: Freda Smith


 

LANDSCAPING COMMITTEE
Committee members spread mulch, trim trees, and weed flowerbeds.  They also pick-up trash, and build, plant and care for classroom nature projects as they are developed.  It’s ongoing, but designated “landscaping days” are sometimes scheduled to accommodate special projects. 
Email Committee Chair: Valerie Uccellani , pto_camp@isl-edu.org

 

RECYCLED UNIFORM SWAP
Started last year by an ISL parent, this committee collects gently used uniforms, cleans them and makes them available at ISL events for parents to “shop” free of charge. Volunteers are needed to donate used uniforms as well as to put out uniforms at ISL functions. This is truly a “green” program, and an excellent opportunity to meet parents.
  Email Ashley Tran  pto_camp@isl-edu.org

 

ROOM PARENTS
Being a room parent is an excellent opportunity to work with your child’s teacher as well as meet the other parents in the class.  The room parent contacts the teacher to discuss ideas for supporting field trips, projects, etc. both initially, at the start of the school year, and then periodically, throughout the year. The room parent spearheads teacher appreciation efforts and  acts as the volunteer coordinator for the teacher.  This is a great volunteering opportunity for a full-time working parent as much of it could be done by email and telephone.  
Contact Room Parent Coordinator: Annie Jane Laurence  pto_camp@isl-edu.org   

 

TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION COMMITTEE
If you like to cook or you own a restaurant, this is the committee for you! Held at the Camp Street campus from May 6-10, 2013 during National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, volunteers plan menus, prepare food and set up tables overflowing with delicious food & drinks for our ISL teachers and support staff.  Committee Co-Chairs and volunteers are needed.
Email Committee Chair: Erika Rodriguez & Desiree Hupy : pto_camp@isl-edu.org