Volunteer Opportunities

Make a difference at Del Mar Hills Academy, help with your child’s education, meet people and have fun! We have a lot of opportunities for volunteers. The time commitments for these positions range from an hour one evening to helping to plan an event an event. The positions described below and more are available here!

General Volunteer
Not sure where you can help but willing to be called upon when various needs arise over the year – then this is the position for you!


Hills/Heights Friendship Games – Chair – OPEN
Volunteers needed to help organize games and activities for grades 1 -2 (approx. 2 hour commitment – June 3)

SurfRider Science – Michele McNamara – mcnamara1927@gmail.com & Becky Ferdman pekesammies@gmail.com.  Have a science-related background and willing to present a fun hands-on science-related program to our always curious students? Sign up or help us recruit and schedule other scientists.

Yearbook – Jennifer Hill – jennhill1@yahoo.com
This committee accumulates the numerous memories that happen throughout the year at Del Mar Hills and works with students to create the yearbook.

Grandparents Club – Dawn Mason – dawnranine@gmail.com
Help us get this club up and running by developing ideas for increasing grandparent participation at our school.

Sixth Grade Connections – Sonya Norman – snorman@ucsd.edu  
Help plan and coordinate activities between sixth grade students at the Hills & Heights (Spring activities planned)


Spirit Wear – Fernanda Larson – larsonbrasil@yahoo.com
Help sell, order and deliver spirit wear along with school spirit! (year-round)

Catch the Wave – Dawn Mason – evp@delmarhillspta.org
Promote our incentive-based check writing campaign to reach 100% participation. Assist in distributing incentives, tracking donations, members and making acknowledgements (Planning begins in June 2016; the campaign will run from August 29th until approximately October 3rd)

HillsFest – Linda Haley – lindamhaley@gmail.com
Committee members needed to assist with obtaining donations, helping the night of the event and having lots of fun in the process (Aug. 24-Nov 7)


Dads Club Date/Daughter Dance – Chair – Daniel Kyle
Organize this annual traditional dance love by daughters at the Hills (May 22)

World Festival – Chair – Peter Ten Holte
Prepare materials, recruit participants, promote and decorate (April 28)

Staff Appreciation – Chair – OPEN
Assist in planning special events and treats to show the Hills staff how much we appreciate them (Week of May 22)

Carnival – Chair – Rhedis Thomas
Help plan, organize and decorate for this fun family event (June 9)


Jog – A- Thon – Cheryl Anderson cander52@jhmi.edu
Hand out water and fruit, mark laps and tally results (Feb. 3)

DMSEF Rep – Natanya Shiah nshiah@dmsef.org & Libby Hellman libbylegrice@hotmail.com
Act as one of Del Mar Hills’ representative to DMSEF. Attend 1 evening meeting/month and promote participation in DMSEF events and donations (2-year commitment)

School Opportunities

Art Room
Help monitor students, prepare materials and keep the art room clean (no artistic ability necessary)

Learning Garden
Assist in maintaining the garden and implementing learning projects in the garden.

Jr. Olympics
Assist our PE specialist in tracking students for this district-wide competition (1-2 hours/spring)

Science Lab
Assist Ms. Swanberg with prep, clean up and organization and/or obtaining and returning loan items from the SD Natural History Museum

Music Class
Assist Mr. Brachman with prep, clean up and organization of music lessons

Lunch Service Volunteers
Sign up for one day per week to help serve lunch

Lunch Supervisor 
Sign up to help supervise students at lunch time

Everyone A Reader
You will be trained in reading techniques to work with 1st-3rd grade students. Come for 1 hour per week and work with assigned students. Commitment runs throughout the year.

You can sign up for these and other volunteer positions here!