VOLUNTEER

Friends of Jones coordinates a variety of fundraisers and events throughout the year that require the help and support of our entire Friends of Jones family.

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO VOLUNTEER AT JONES COLLEGE PREP!

  • Library/Student Learning Center Volunteers – before, during or after school shifts available. See below for more details and contact.
  • Joneswear Store – shifts include daytime store hours and at special events
  • Sports Boosters
  • Dance Volunteers (this usually involves working the storage room where kids check their backpacks and coats, not hovering over students)
  • JCP and Friends of Jones Events, including the Fall FOJ Friend-raiser, JCP Open House, Spring Fundraiser, Academic Night, etc.
  • Friends of Jones Committees, including Corporate Development, Annual Fund, Hospitality, etc.
  • Spring Fundraiser Auction Committee
  • Specific Class Fundraising Events (Senior, Junior, Sophomore and Freshman)

Please note that CPS is requiring volunteers that have regular student-facing interactions to complete a very simple volunteer application. You can access the CPS online volunteer application form here.

E-mail volunteer@friendsofjones.org to learn more about FOJ volunteer opportunities.

Below are several committees that could use your talents

The 5K Eagle Run is held every Fall and needs volunteers to coordinate, market and work the day of this fun event. Contact 5krun@friendsofjones.org to get involved.

The Annual Fund is FOJ's single biggest fundraiser of the year. Contact annualfund@friendsofjones.org if you want to be part of this important team.

Communications is responsible for helping coordinate information between Friends of Jones, JCP teachers/staff and parents/guardians. Communications is responsible for the website, weekly newsletter and Facebook page. If you have an interest in maintaining the website (WordPress experience a plus) or photographing school events to add images to the site, please let us know. Contact communications@friendsofjones.org for more information.

Corporate Banner Sponsorship is a new and exciting committee this year. It’s not just about corporate sponsorships – FOJ would like to forge relationships for corporate gifts-in-kind, mentoring partnerships, business partners, and other opportunities. Contact corporatebanners@friendsofjones.org.

Counselor Liaisons work with the Counselors to facilitate College Knowledge, parent forums, and College Ambassadors, who host College Admissions Representatives. Contact counselorliaisons@friendsofjones.org for more information.

The mission of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is to cultivate a more inclusive experience for all Jones students. We work directly with students and parents to advocate for, promote awareness, build community and create a sense of belonging for underrepresented students. Contact diversity@friendsofjones.org to join us in our mission.

The Events Committee plans and executes the two biggest events of the year – the fall “Friend-raiser” and the Spring Gala. Many volunteers are needed to plan events, obtain silent auction items, man check-in/check-out tables, decorate, and more. Contact friendraiser@friendsofjones.org for more information on Friendraiser events such as Buddy Guy's Legends. Contact benefit@friendsofjones.org if you'd like to help with the Spring Benefit.

Hospitality hosts Parents’ Back to School Night, 8th Grade Open House, Parent Forums, and more. Volunteers are needed to plan, advertise, and host events throughout the school year. Contact hospitality@friendsofjones.org.

The Joneswear committee sells Jones fan gear at school events and fulfills orders from our new online Joneswear store. Contact joneswear@friendsofjones.org. Regular Joneswear volunteers will need to fill out the simple online volunteer application.

Friends of Jones is looking for dedicated Library Volunteers to work during school lunch periods and before/after school in the library. These facilities need parents to chaperone so our students can do research and homework on computers, print out homework and conduct group sessions with classmates. Students are only able to use the facilities and do their work if parents are on site to oversee these centers. Please support our students by giving 1-2 hours once per week, twice per month, or sign up as an emergency substitute. To volunteer or learn more, please contact libraryvolunteers@friendsofjones.org. Please fill out the simple online volunteer application to help our students in these important areas.

Sports Fundraising members work to make sure our athletes and coaches have what they need to perform at the highest level. They help in fundraising and run the 3 sports banquets each year. Our Sports Booster chair, is looking for at least one parent per sport to join her committee. Please contact sportsfundraising@friendsofjones.org to help.

Spring Online Auction is looking for volunteers to help secure donations. Whether you’ve done this work in the past, have connections you’d be willing to suggest or help us contact, or simply want to help build a mix of auction items that raise valuable funds, we appreciate your help as we expand donations across the JCP community network. Contact onlineauction@friendsofjones.org for more information.

Friends of Jones often provides parent volunteers for various events held at the school, such as the Open House for 8th graders, the Homecoming dance, college testing, and more. Contact volunteer@friendsofjones.org to learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities.