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.

Volunteer at the GRCS Food Pantry

Yes, I would like to volunteer at the Food Pantry

New Scholar Recruitment at City Market:

Each summer GRCS sponsor booths at the City Market Market days.  If you are interested in volunteering in the summer of 2023 call (815) 708-7946 EXT. 406 or email enrollment@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 .   (We are looking 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 2023.
• 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 December 15, 2022.

Community Garden Volunteers:

GRCS is seeking parents and families our community garden by caring for 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 2023.  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 2023-31 Graduation Committee:

Galapagos is looking for a few parent volunteers to participate on the graduation committee.   Graduation of our 2023-2031 class is this June.  We are looking for parents to help plan, set-up and decorate for the festivities.