Daniel Webster’s success is heavily dependent on Parent Volunteers, and we want this year to be a success! So, whether you are a working or stay-at-home parent, we have a job to fit every schedule. Our goal is 100% parent involvement. Please email volunteers@danielwebster-sf.com if you are interested in volunteering for any of the roles listed below, or just to find out more!

Be a Room Parent

Take an active role in your child’s classroom and get to know other parents by becoming a Room Parent. Room Parents serve as a liaison between classroom teachers and parents by facilitating communication about events, field trips and classroom needs, coordinating volunteers, collecting and distributing class contact information and assisting with other needs as they arise.

Prepare Snacks for the Students

Through participation in the SF Food Bank’s Morning Snack Program, Daniel Webster is able to provide healthy snacks for all students Monday through Friday. The healthy snacks provided include fresh oranges, bananas, apples, granola bars and more. It takes between 30 and 45 minutes for one person to prepare snack for the whole school. This includes washing/cutting fruit when necessary and distributing to the classrooms. Optimally, two parents volunteers per day.

Donate an Item

Classroom teachers always have “wish lists” so please be sure to check their posted list or ask the teacher or your Room Parent what they need. The PTA provides all classrooms with supplies and focuses on providing supplies for the entire school so if you notice a need, mention it to a PTA leader.

Other Roles

  • Annual Fund Drive
  • Fundraising (non-capital), e.g., Amazon Smile, Sports Basement, local restaurants, etc.
  • Green Schoolyard Fundraising
  • School Tours
  • Book Fair (1 week in November)
  • Outdoor Education – need 2-3 more parents to help
  • K Lunch Volunteer – ideally 2 parents/day to assist with 11:30 lunch
  • Folder Stuffing
  • Yearbook
  • Pasta Night – Silent Auction Item collector
  • Potrero Hill Festival
  • DW Swag person – to help facilitate the orders, manually and electronically