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At Canfield, it's the community that makes the difference. There are volunteer opportunities for everyone, and ways to pitch in no matter what your schedule is. Parents and relatives help out in lots of ways. The committees described below are some of the more popular ways to get involved, but are by no means the only ways.


Give and our children shall receive!

Annual Giving is our most important and profitable fundraiser of the year. Donations help fund our library/librarian, teaching assistants, PE coach, arts programs, and more... Our goal is 100% participation.


For the love of reading!

Canfield’s Barazza is transformed into the ultimate bookstore where students, parents and teachers can explore a multitude of books available for purchase. From the classics to the hottest new releases – there’s something for everyone! This popular event fosters a love of reading, helps stock class bookshelves, and raises money for Canfield. Volunteers help plan, organize, and run the fair.


A circle of sharing, learning, and growing!

Volunteers spend 20-30 minutes each week in a designated classroom leading discussions on topics such as friendship, responsibility, conflict resolution, and teasing. These circles help nurture the qualities and skills that make our children more confident, thoughtful, and caring people, friends, and citizens of the world.  Volunteers also attend a weekly one-hour instructional and supervisory meeting. It’s an equally amazing experience for the students AND parent/community volunteers!


Partnering with the Corporate Community

If you have a passion or gift for networking and soliciting, be a part of this important committee that reaches out to any and all corporations to solicit donations to support our school.

Fall Family Dance

Grab your boogie shoes!

Get involved in organizing and running this fun family evening of eating, shmoozing, and dancing!

Gently Used Book Fair

Share your old favorites!

Volunteers needed to help organize and sell gently used books donated by student and friends.

Gift Wrap Sale

Gift wrap that does more than just look pretty!

All families can participate by purchasing Innisbrook gift wrap and other products to raise money for Canfield. Volunteers help promote and run the sale.


We run for fun AND for Canfield!

Children get family and friends to sponsor them in this fun-filled competition to run laps and raise money for Canfield. Volunteers help organize and run this fundraiser.


Lend a thumb to beautify Canfield!

The Green Team engages in activities and events throughout the year aimed at greening, beautifying and improving our campus. It holds Beautification weekends, where parents and kids come together to clean and beautify our school, and events where families come together to plant, garden and design eco-friendly greenery and art installations. The Junior Green Team meets each month to create a Green Art Project. The Green Team: Where Art and Nature Intersect for the Good of the Earth.



Fostering a love of books and reading!

The Library Committee helps keep our Library vibrant, clean and filled with new books. It holds new and gently used Book Fairs and hosts a variety of events, such as Author Readings & Staged Performances in Canfield’s Shakespeare Garden.  It also maintains the Library's new Reading Garden, an outdoor space dedicated to quiet reflection.


The best kept secret in the neighborhood isn’t private – it’s PUBLIC.

Help spread the word!  Friends of Canfield welcomes families in the community to visit and become acquainted with our school and the Canfield community. Together, our administration and staff, Board members, and parents help showcase all that Canfield has to offer. Volunteers help with community outreach, and help plan, organize, and run tours.


Keeping our kids safe!

Safety First is a program staffed by parent volunteers that allows 1st through 5th graders to be dropped off in the mornings in a designated safe zone on Canfield Ave. Parent volunteers assist with student drop-off, ensuring that they arrive safely.  Room Parents organize their classes to cover assigned days.


Sharing How to Inspire, Nurture and Engage

Love to work with Children? Have a half-hour to an hour each week to commit? Then Canfield’s SHINE Mentoring Alliance needs you! The mission of The SHINE Mentoring Alliance is to help every child at Canfield expand his or her potential. Our mentors aim to support Canfield's vision, and the work of our teachers, by delivering special attention to children one-on-one, in small groups, or as an entire class. SHINE welcomes volunteers to share their skill, talents, abilities and enthusiasm for learning with Canfield students.


A day of fun for the whole family!

Volunteers help organize and run Canfield's Community Carnival. Don't miss out on this fun-filled event.

Spring Gala & Auction

A night of fun for parents, teachers, and friends!
Join in on planning a great night out AND one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. This event includes a an on-line auction, silent and live auction, and drawing.


The best show in town!

Help students put on a Broadway style performance for family and friends. Volunteers help with rehearsals, costuming, and more!


A portal to Canfield!

Volunteers with a talent for website design help update and maintain the Friends of Canfield Website.


A special memento for students and parents!

Volunteers help create this meaningful Keepsake. Yearbook Photo Wranglers from each class  take pictures of all classroom events and/or “wrangle” other parents’ pictures.