Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Bishop Kelly High School. One of the best things about our school is the feeling of community, and there are many ways to be a part of that community.
Volunteers are a vital part of the Bishop Kelly family, and you can choose to help in your area of interest. Here are some ways to become involved in school life at BK:
- Bishop Kelly Parent Ambassadors
The BK Parent Ambassadors provide support to Bishop Kelly High School and students in their quest for academic, athletic, and spiritual excellence. Participating as a BK Parent Ambassador is a great way to build community among BK families and help to ensure critical functions of the school remain successful. Check BK Alive for details about upcoming opportunities to volunteer on behalf of the school. Contact Tommy Steiner with BK at 208.947.1325 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sports, Clubs, and Activities
If you have a special skill that might prove to be an asset to one of our student organizations, or if you want to be a parent helper in one of your student’s clubs or sports, contact the faculty advisor or coach for that activity. They can let you know where help is needed, or put you in contact with the person who can. Most of these groups are pro-active, and the team parent volunteers or advisors will usually seek your help at the beginning of each season, but if not, feel free to ask!
- The Bishop Kelly Foundation
Each fall, our school’s Foundation sponsors the Winner’s Choice Dinner and Auction. This exciting event benefits an endowment which provides an annual grant to the school, and is extremely important to the ongoing financial security of Bishop Kelly. Your ticket to this event also includes a chance to win a new car provided by Kendall Ford of Meridian! Last year’s auction raised in excess of $345,000, and its success is due to the efforts of a talented group of volunteers. For more information on becoming involved with this event, contact the Bishop Kelly Foundation Executive Director, Rita Franklin, at (208) 323.4789 or email@example.com.
- School-Related Events
Throughout the year, several events are held that require adult participation and/or assistance. For example, Class Retreats often need parent support; each spring we ask for volunteers to help on the Senior Portfolio panels; and each class sponsors events (dances, concessions, Senior Class Party, and others) that also require some adult involvement. Most of these requests for help can be found in the Bishop Kelly electronic newsletter, BK Alive. The newsletter is an invaluable source of information relating to the school, and will also let you know when volunteer opportunities arise and who to contact.