Volunteer Opps for Parents

Galapagos Rockford Charter School believes that by working together not only are we stronger but our scholars benefit.  Working together is one of the many ways that we can help clear the path for college for our scholars.   We invite parents to consider participating as a volunteer in one or more of our current or future volunteer opportunities.

New Scholar Recruitment at City Market:

We are looking for Galapagos family volunteers to join us at our City Market booth on July 1st, July 29th, or  September 2nd. Market days run from 3:15-8:45 pm. If you are interested in volunteering for either date call (815) 708-7946 EXT. 406 or email ekenney@galapagoscharter.org

Girls on The Run Assistant Coach:

Calling all Galapagos Parents! We are looking for parents to assist in coaching our Girls on the Run team this spring. Girls on the Run helps 3rd-4th grade girls build confidence as they train to run a 5K. Practices will start mid-March and the season will culminate with a 5K run in May. Practice will occur twice a week. No coaching experience is necessary! If you are interested in coaching email ekenney@galapagoscharter.org .   (The 2022 season is over but we look forward to spring 2023.)


Galapagos Parent Board Member:

Since 2019, Galapagos Rockford has had a board member spot reserved specifically for a GRCS parent or a guardian. 

GRCS is seeking a parent or guardian for this volunteer position on the Board.  The GRCS board reviews high level data on academics, discipline, finances and strategy. The Board does not manage daily affairs or decisions.  Any parent or guardian of a current GRCS scholar may apply. The position will serve a one-year term.
• Attend four board meetings in 2022.
• Attend special events including graduation
• Advocate for Galapagos in the community
• 4-6 hours of annual training
• Participate in fundraising

All interested parents should submit a letter of interest to Michael Lane, CEO at mlane@galapapagoscharter.org .   The application deadline is May 28, 2022.

Community Garden Volunteers:

GRCS is seeking parents and families our community garden by caring for a a plot within the Galapagos Community Garden.  Galapagos opened its community garden in the spring/summer of 2021.   We are excited to continue this program in 2022.  Interested families and community members may request a garden plot emailing Ms. Mirela Gavric at mgavric@galapagoscharter.org . Each family will receive seedlings and access to their own garden, water and tools.   This is a great way to enjoy fresh produce throughout the summer.

Families must commit to caring for the garden for the growing season.



Parent rep for 2022-30 Graduation Committee:

Galapagos is looking for a few parent volunteers to participate on the graduation committee.   Graduation of our 2022-2030 class is this June.  We are looking for parents to help plan, set-up and decorate for the festivities.   Please contact Dean Jeremy Stroud at jstroud@galapagoscharter.org by March 17, 2022.