Volunteering

Volunteering

Hundreds of Old Peterites support the School each year by giving their time.  We are delighted to hear from former pupils who are interested in volunteering: these are just some of the ways that you can get involved.

You may wish to volunteer some time alongside our current Archive Team. We are always happy to accommodate anyone who might have a keen interest in St Peter’s School history. Volunteers can help with cataloguing, researching School history for current events and displays, or by undertaking specific research projects on a particular topic.  You can volunteer on an ongoing basis, or for a specific period to complete a project.

We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help with our Careers Department events.  This might take the form of speaking to current pupils at a Careers Fair or giving advice one-to-one or in small groups.  . It is always extremely valuable for pupils to hear from Old Peterites and parents about their careers, and the paths that you have followed; the broader a range of experience we can call on, the more our pupils can benefit.  We really value your input.

We rely on volunteers to help us run our larger events; perhaps by running the bar for a short period at OP Day, or helping to act as host at a dinner.  Even volunteering for as little as an hour or two can make a big difference, and it is a fantastic way to get to know other Old Peterites.

Reunions work best when an OP volunteers to track down the classmates, while the Alumni Office provides help and support with organisation and administration. 

The  Friends of St Peter’s, Friends of St Olave’s, and Clifton School Friends help support the three Schools in a variety of projects and activities, aimed at creating a positive and friendly school community. Parents of pupils are automatically a member of the Friends. The Friends groups help at school events including music concerts, race nights, quizzes, cabaret nights, school activity days, the Leavers’ Ball and Stargazing Live. They also run occasional fundraising events, and place a high value on creating social occasions for parents to get to know each other.  Any funds raised by the Friends are used for the benefit of the pupils.

If you would be interested in volunteering for any of the activities listed, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Sue Jenks on s.jenks@stpetersyork.org.uk, or on 01904 527 322.