Active parent volunteers have always been part of the AYSP culture. With approximately 500 students supported by an administrative staff of three, parent volunteers are essential to the success of the program. Throughout the year there are numerous opportunities to get involved from just a few hours to a weekly commitment, including taking attendance and assisting conductors at rehearsals. Other parents contribute gift-in-kind services and goods that reduce expenses to the program.
We request that parents participate as volunteers to the extent they are able. Please complete and return the Volunteer Application Form and check those skills you can provide, tasks you can assist with, and time commitment you are able to make.
Each ensemble has two to four Parent Managers who provide weekly assistance to the Conductor, students and their parents or guardians. Responsibilities throughout the year may include:
- Serving as a representative on the Parent Council by attending quarterly meetings
- Assisting with student fundraising efforts
- Supporting dress rehearsals, concerts and school tours
- Taking attendance
- Uniform and t-shirt sizing