Volunteer Information

Engagement Opportunities

Help share your love of Far Hills with prospective families by serving as a volunteer for our Admission team. Duties vary, but all require energy and enthusiasm for our school!​​
Volunteers are needed to assist in the planning and implementation of alumni events, such as reunions and the Spring Alumni Party, and other informal gatherings. Assistance is also needed to reach out to alumni and to assist with alumni news stories for publications and the website. ​​​​
The Annual Fund is a critical fundraiser for Far Hills. The Annual Fund Committee works with the Development Office to secure support that defrays operating costs and keeps tuition competitive with other area schools. Volunteers may choose to assist with mailings, serve as Annual Fund callers, and help spread the word regarding the importance of the Annual Fund.​​
If you’re a history buff, you can help preserve Far Hills times gone by! There are always pictures and other pieces of school memorabilia that need to be sorted and cataloged.​​​​
In the spring, Far Hills showcases the many artistic talents of our students, teachers, alumni, visiting artists and other community members by hosting an evening Art Show featuring exhibits, performances and live demonstrations. This lively and interactive event is open to the Far Hills community and the general public. Volunteers are needed for event marketing, set up, and break down. ​​
Run by the Parents’ Committee, the Book Fair is held in November to raise money to support the school. Volunteers are needed to set up, handle transactions and guide parents and children to appropriate book selections.​​
Class parents exemplify school culture and serve as ambassadors for the school. They assist teachers with special events, activities and field trips. The Class Parents also serve as an important communication link with other families in their grade level. Interested parties can self-nominate at the end of the school year for service the following year.​​
Volunteer to assist your child’s teacher with class parties and special grade level activities. Specific needs vary by class and grade level.​​​
Common Ground is a biannual Speaker Series co-hosted by Far Hills and several other independent schools in the area, each of which takes turns hosting guests. All events are open to the public. Volunteers are needed to help at a Common Ground event hosted by Far Hills in the spring of 2019.​​​
Far Hills believes in giving back. Volunteers are needed to help execute community service projects for Far Hills students and families throughout the school year. Past activities include organizing the school-wide Community Service Day in February, and various food and clothing drives during the year.​
The Falcon Dads’ Club is a social and service organization of Far Hills’ dads, who come together for fun and to support activities like the Trick or Trot 5k and Community Service Day. ​​
On alternative years, the Far Hills community comes together for a glorious night of seeing old friends, making new ones, and raising support for the school. Volunteers are needed for event set-up, decorations, dinner, marketing and auction sub-committees. The next Spring Gala is scheduled for Spring 2019. ​​
Volunteer for a shift at Field Day during the hours that your child is not participating. Held at the end of the school year, activities may include serving refreshments or helping The Falcons’ Find school store booth. This is a great way to meet people and watch the kids have fun!​​
Great things bloom at Far Hills! Do you have a green thumb or love to be outside tending to the Earth? If so, please help us care for the Far Hills gardens! ​​
Each year, Far Hills hosts a golf outing at a local country club to raise funds for the school. You can assist by recruiting golf foursomes, securing sponsorship support from corporations or individuals, or playing that day. Volunteers are also needed at the outing to assist with registration, hole sitting and a silent auction. ​
What a great day! Spend one or two hours assisting in the set up of the Performing Arts Center for Grade 8 graduation.​​
Help welcome grandparents as they begin their day at Far Hills. Shifts are 1–2 hours on the morning of Grandparents’ Day. ​​
Bring your interests or area of expertise to life in a Far Hills classroom. Volunteers are always encouraged to share new and interesting insights with our students. Feel free to specify your area of interest or expertise on the enclosed form.​​
Volunteers may be needed to assist the health office when school-wide health screenings are conducted.​​
Help create a fun evening for Ladies in early November 2018.​​​
Volunteers are always needed to help in the Main Office and the Development Office with filing, monthly and/or periodic mailings to parents, alumni, former parents, grandparents and friends, and other clerical tasks. ​​
The role of the Parents’ Committee is to build community spirit, serve as a “helping hand” to the Administration and Board of Trustees, communicate with the parent body and participate in school functions. The committee consists of class parents and officers selected annually. Subcommittees of the Parents’ Committee are included within this volunteer opportunity list. ​​
The Upper School Musical, held each spring, is a beloved Far Hills tradition. Parent volunteers are always needed to help with costumes, makeup, sets and general backstage tasks. In addition, there are other opportunities to assist backstage for grade level and other school-wide performances throughout the year. ​​
The Falcons’ Find sells school items such as PE approved clothing, spirit wear and accessories. Volunteers are needed to work in store. Typically shifts are 2 hours long and involve working the register for sales and keeping the store in order. Store is typically open several days a week around drop-off and pick-up times.​​​​
The Student Raffle is a time-honored tradition at Far Hills, where students purchase raffle tickets for great prizes (i.e. pizza party for your class, PE Teacher for a Day). Winners are drawn during a schoolwide assembly. Volunteers are needed to secure prize items and sell raffle tickets during the November Book Fair.​​​​​​
Every spring, volunteers are needed for a variety of activities planned to show the Far Hills faculty and staff how much they are appreciated. Past activities have included a faculty/staff appreciation dinner, covering arrival duty in the morning, bringing in special treats, etc.​​
Coming off a wildly successful inaugural year, this adults-only evening of performances will return to the FH Performing Arts Center in February 2020. Volunteers are needed for event set-up, decorations, marketing and auction subcommittees. ​
Tribute to Philanthropy is our year-end celebratory month (May) that recognizes all members of the Far Hills community who give their time, talent and treasure. Co-hosted by the Parents’ Committee and the Development Office, this special tribute month is our way to say “Thank You!” to all of our volunteers and supporters. Assistance is needed to organize and implement the recognition activities.​​
This fun-filled family run/walk brings our families together to raise money to support our students and teachers. Taking place on October 28, 2018, volunteers are needed for event set-up, decorations, marketing and carnival sub-committees as well as event day logistics.​
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