Parental support is essential to YCCO's continued success. Parent/guardian volunteering hours help YCCO raise funds, support the educational program (rehearsals, concerts, educational tours/trips, etc), and provide administrative support. These activities help YCCO to operate with a small staff and to keep tuition affordable.
The Parent Involvement Program (PIP) is our framework for volunteering. Below are various ideas on how to succeed in PIP, with committees and individual projects. Also available is a signup up form you can fill out and send to the Choir Director. Click here for the form.
To view an on-line list of current volunteer requests click here. Be sure the check back frequently!
One avenue to get involved is by signing up for one of our committees. These committees are formed at the beginning of the Choir season but you can email the committee contact anytime if you are interested in joining up.
The following list are the current standing committees for the Choir including a brief description and the committee contact email address.
Singers' School Committee
This committee promotes the Singers' School for our grades 1-4 students. Committee members distribute flyers and other materials to elementary school's Choir and Music programs. This committee will meet right away as Singers' School's first session starts October 8th.
Contact: Jo Ann
Wreath and Poinsettia Sale Committee
The annual Christmas wreath and Poinsettia sale is our largest fundraiser and our biggest source of income outside of tuition. Committee members work in planning of the sale, launching the Choristers sale, performing additional large volume business sales, and distribution assistance. There are lots of volunteer opportunities!
Rebecca Meade (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sandi Behrens, (email@example.com)
Right Response Committee
New to our fund-raising plans this season is Right Response. Right Response is a first aid kit--a practical product with major potential for earning income for the choir. This committee will plan various fundraisers that include these products both as Chorister sales and sales during other events.
Contact: Jennifer Thornton (firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Advertising Committee
All parents are encouraged to promote advertising in our Concert programs, however, this committee will focus on contacting our local business community and individuals to promote additional advertising. Funds raised from advertising sales in our two concert programs are an important contribution to YCCO's finances.
A fairly broad topic, this committee will coordinate YCCO's “public face” by writing and distributing press releases to local and regional media, updating information on the Web page, reporting YCCO's status on Facebook© and taking advantage of other forms of publicity.
Stephanie Mays (email@example.com)
Ron Deems (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Grants & Donor Appreciation Committee
This committee wears two hats: applying for grants, Gift of Song letter campaign, and showing donors that we appreciate them. While YCCO does contract with a professional grant writer, the fact remains if we had some parents with grant-writing experience, we might not have to spend money to raise money! Also, YCCO has many friends in the choir community, and we want to let them know how much we appreciate them.
This committee will be responsible to procure gifts that are used to show appreciation for our Concert special guests and gifts to be used as incentives for Choristers that participate and achieve goals in fund raising. In addition, seek other donations that can be used at other activities such as concert snacks, concert sale items etc, as requested by other committees and activities.
Contact: Lynne Ekstrom (email@example.com)
The following list shows additional PIP opportunities outside of committee involvement:
Remember you must document approved completed PIP hours on the YCCO PIP form, within the quarter they were completed. Questions regarding approved activities or opportunities can be directed to the Volunteer Coordinator.