Parent volunteers are an integral part of St. Mary's Academy. The Parents’ Guild relies on volunteers to run all activities and events. Your commitment — small or large — makes a difference.

Our range of volunteer opportunities means we'll find roles to fit your talents and availability. Whether you prefer roles with set times and tasks, or want to get involved in a particular event, we welcome your participation.

Watch this video to learn more about the SMA Parents' Guild volunteering experience.

Sign up to volunteer

All families are asked to sign up at the start of every new school year. For more information and to select all of your volunteer choices for the 2023-2024 school year, please click here.

If you have questions or for more information about volunteering, please contact Jennifer Thiessen, Parents' Guild 2nd Vice President. 

Your contact information is held only by St Mary’s Academy Parents' Guild Executive and is not shared or provided to outside organizations.

The Corner Store is located in our cafeteria, where we sell candy, ice cream and trendy SMA-branded clothing. Our dedicated team of parent volunteers runs the store during lunch hours and hosts exciting evening/weekend sales throughout the year.

Sales will be running during the months of October to May, each grade will be assigned a month to bring in purchased or homemade baking.  

Additionally, we are looking for two volunteers to assist the bake sale coordinator each month.

As a volunteer, your responsibilities will include setting up the bake sale table, overseeing the sales, managing the money, and ensuring the area is clean and tidy after each event. This is an excellent chance to actively participate, enjoy yourself, and truly make a difference within our school community.  

Parents interested and willing to assist with parking during SMA events, please sign up using this link. While the dates of the events are provided, please note that the timing may have slight changes.

If you think you might be available, we encourage you to sign up, and you will be contacted closer to the event to confirm the details. 

International Day is a cherished tradition that unites the SMA community in celebrating our diversity and culture. Join us on Sunday, April 21, 2024, as we come together for this exciting event, reminiscent of a mini Folkorama. Not only is International Day a wonderful celebration, but it also serves as the primary fundraiser for the Parent's Guild, allowing us to support numerous extra-curricular activities, as well as provide essential school supplies and equipment for our girls.

To ensure the success of this event, we rely on the dedication of numerous volunteers. We have various opportunities available before, during, and after the event, with most roles requiring only a few hours of your time.