The Chaminade family spirit exists because of the time, effort and service that our volunteers demonstrate every day. There are many volunteer opportunities to fit a wide variety of skills and schedules. Volunteering is not only a meaningful way to support Chaminade and meet new friends, it is a way to show your student that you are committed to his or her education.
 
 

 
 
Join us on August 17 or August 19 to learn more about the wide variety of volunteer opportunities available. Both mixers are open to all parents and are not campus-specific. You may attend either event, whether your child is in middle or high school.

We look forward to seeing you. RSVP today! 
ADULTS ONLY PLEASE

Wine & Cheese Reception
 
Tuesday, August 17
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Tutor Center Amphitheater
West Hills

 
 
Coffee & Continental
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Thursday, August 19
8:30 - 10:30 am
Rose Garden
Chatsworth

 

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  • Special Thanks to our 2020-2021 Volunteers

    Nikki Abish
    Michelle Adams-Fix
    Cindy Ball
    Jennifer Bransford White
    Diane Campos-Klotz
    Bernie Chin
    Nathan Cook
    Chris Covella
    Al Darrosh
    Danielle Del Carlo
    Allyssa DelPiano
    Kat Derrig-Palumbo
    Cheryl DiVitale
    Rachel Dworkin
    Virginia Feitelson
    Susan Fitzpatrick-Behrens
    Adam Friedman
    Karen Friedman
    Helen Griffiths
    Christine Hart
    Maria Humphreys
    Jill Kailor
    Diva Kaminsky
    Jennifer Krahauser
    Abby Krasny
    Mai LaBella
    Danielle LaFortune Thaler
    Arlene Lee
    Jonas Lee
    Amber MacMiller
    Melissa Mandyam
    Kathy Marker
    Denise Marks
    Noelle Mogush
    Dami Moir
    Patricia Montanez
    Sharon Moran
    Jisela Morlett
    Julie Nadler
    Diana Nazarian
    Tracy Norton
    John Obara
    Myrna Obara
    Noelle Ogasawara
    Patty Onagan
    Jill Ortiz
    Sarah Pallet Churchill
    Tiffany Patierno
    Cheryl Patterson
    Margaret Radin
    Julie Rodriguez
    Azniv Sahakian
    Amy Schaffer
    Kathee Schneider
    Remi Scolari
    Suzanne Shirley
    Lori Shroyer
    Andrea Sisti
    Priya Sodhi
    Karen Valentine
    Lea Wagner
    Sarah Webb
    Julie Weinstein
    Jack Welch
    Scott Yahraus
    Traci Zvonicek

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  • Admissions / Open House

    Recruit volunteers, organizing mailings, stuffing packages, meet new families, and coordinate the open house
  • Boosters

    The purpose of the Chaminade Boosters is to support our school programs and promote school spirit among students, staff and parents.  Boosters sells merchandise and concession at athletic events and after school.  Boosters is a vital part of showing Chaminade Spirit across both campuses.  We need volunteers who will help lead this program.
  • Chaminade Fund / Phone-A-Thon

    Fundraising effort that provides unrestricted and restricted support for the school.  Contact other parents and secure their support of The Chaminade Fund.
  • Drop Zone / Lost and Found

    (Middle School): Catalog lost items and supervise backpack/large item storage area. Needed each school day.
  • Family Fun Night

    (Middle School): Help with set up, work in a food or game booth, help with clean up.
  • Father-Daughter Dance

    (Middle School Event):  A dance for Dads and their middle school daughters. Assist in the planning, setup, decorating & clean up and volunteer at the event.
  • Fine Arts (Band, Choir, Drama)

    Work with the teachers to help with communication and provide assistance where needed.
  • Football Chain-Gang

    (High School): Assist with first-down chains during home football games.
  • Gala Benefit & Auction

    An elegant evening of entertainment & fabulous auction items; our biggest fundraiser of the year!  Become a Gala ambassador.  Solicit auction items, prepare program, coordinate publicity, sell tickets, handle reservations, work with students in Senior Show/dance routines, assemble auction baskets, data entry & more.  
  • Health / Attendance Office

    (Middle School): Handle minor illnesses, cuts & bruises. Assist personnel with attendance follow up & phone calls. Two hour increments each week/month. Needed each day.

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  • Homecoming

    (HIGH SCHOOL EVENT) An all-school event with food & merchandise booths to celebrate Homecoming.  Help staff booths, sell food, decorate, and provide general support for concessions.
  • Team Parent

    (Athletics): Support our students team by becoming a team parent.  Work with the coaching staff to help with communication to the team and provide assistance where needed.
  • House Parent

    (Middle School): Assist X-block teachers when needed; provide classroom support for special “treat days” and parties. The House Parent Program sponsors Family Fun Night.
  • Library Assistant

    Help the librarian as needed.
  • Hospitality

    Showing Chaminade guests hospitality is something we are very proud of. We are looking for individuals who enjoy hosting a great party. The role of our Hospitality team is to prepare refreshments for various on-campus special events. Events take place during the day, evening or weekends.
  • Mother-Son Game Night

    (Middle School Event): A fun and casual event for moms and their middle school sons.  Assist in the planning, setup, decorating and clean up and volunteer at the event.  DADS —WE NEED YOU!
  • Office Support / Mailings

    Typing, filing and mailings as needed by the school office or other Chaminade departments. Making phone calls.
  • Student Store (High School)

    Stock & sell Boosters uniforms & Spirit Wear to students at our on-campus store Tuesday & Thursday after school (proceeds go back to school)
  • Student Store (Middle School)

    Sell concession and Boosters merchandise to students at our on-campus store Monday, Wednesday & Friday after school (proceeds go back to school)

2021 Spotlight on Service Award recipients

 

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  • Paul Barkes

    Paul is a proud senior parent to a wonderful pair of varsity soccer players, Jack and Emily.  Although they will be finishing high school this year, we are so grateful for all the game footage production Paul delivered for the team.  Paul has provided game footage for the past three years.  This school year, Paul stepped up his game by providing a Livestream of the games due to the guidelines that restricted spectators. This enabled families that were unable to attend to be able to view them firsthand.  Paul made a difference during the first girls’ soccer game of the year at Malibu high school as he was the only spectator allowed and the most important too as he provided viewing access to the other families through Livestream. Paul is always positive and not only supports his children but all Chaminade athletes as well. Paul truly leaves his distinguished mark on Chaminade.

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  • Lee Freelon

    Lee is our decorator extraordinaire and has been pivotal in preparing and beautifying numerous events from Holly Berry to the Gala. Lee is incredibly talented and blessed with creative vision and skills, allowing her to make her unique mark on every project. She is an active member of Les Dames and the Parent Association. She is also a proud football parent who served as a key organizer of meals for the football team. We are grateful for her eye and talent for adding beauty to everything she touches.

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  • Helene Najm

    When Helene takes on a task or a project, there is never a doubt that everything will get done impeccably. She is an exemplary volunteer and a great friend with impressive attention to detail and a knack for problem-solving.  We have been fortunate to have Helene share her wisdom and talents with us. She has contributed countless hours and has left such a positive mark on every part of Chaminade, from the Parent Association, Les Dames, to Hospitality, just to name a few. We have been blessed to have had her as a loyal volunteer for our school.

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  • Julaine Chilopoulos

    Julaine has been a key player for the Band program since 2014, when her younger son joined Band in the sixth grade. She is always an essential help to the Music Department, assisting with loads and loads of filing, and lately, the challenging Zoom/Hybrid mode of teaching. Julaine is loyal and dependable and always brings optimism and positivity in the moments when it's needed the most. She will continue supporting the Band program even after her youngest son’s upcoming graduation and being a "Mom" for the other band students. For everything you do for Chaminade, Julaine, thank you!

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  • Sherry Higgins

    Sherry has been an outstanding volunteer for the Boys Basketball program for the last four years. She has operated the shot clock at all home games for all three levels of basketball, not only during the season but in the summer as well. She helped in every area available, including the entrance door, as an emergency driver for the players, and an awesome parent-organizer. Her warmth, compassion, and guidance to welcome and include every parent to the Chaminade Basketball family have been a blessing for new families and all of us. We are going to miss her immensely in every aspect of the Basketball program. Thank you, Sherry! You’re absolutely the best!

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  • Heidi Smith

    Having Heidi on your team means that not a single detail will go overlooked as she always works so tirelessly to ensure that things will be executed flawlessly. In addition to her commitment and dedication, Heidi brings such a warm and positive personality that makes working with her so enjoyable. She can always be counted on to help, and she has such creative ideas when problem-solving. She is always the first to volunteer for the toughest job, leading by example for the rest of the team. We would like to extend our thanks to Heidi for her many years of dedication as a member of the Parent Association, Homecoming Committee, and Father-Daughter Dance Committee, a valuable parent-volunteer since 2005.  

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  • Catherine and James Culley

    Throughout their time as Chaminade parents, Catherine and James have gone above and beyond in providing unconditional support for Chaminade. Catherine has been a constant Gala ambassador for four years, while James has provided longstanding security for everything from Stadium Club to events such as Holly Berry and Gala. In addition, Catherine has been a mainstay helping with the Chaminade Fund, Boosters, Hospitality, and Homecoming.  We are so thankful for their time, energy, and dedication to Chaminade.

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  • Marcia Michael

    Marcia has served as an exemplary volunteer.  Even though she prefers to work behind the scenes, her presence is always felt as she is the first to show up to help at Mundy’s and will stay long after most have left to make sure the premises are impeccable and ready for the next game. Her hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed. She is a proud football mom who manages to do all that she does while still being able to watch and root for her son as he plays for the Eagles. Thanks, Marcia, for your dedication to Chaminade!

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  • Marci Stark

    Marci has consistently served as an instrumental member of our Party Book, Gala Senior Show, and the Gala organizing committee year after year. From brainstorming events to consulting on planning, she has always been creative, graciously available, and willing to help with all Gala endeavors. Marci has been essential to the Senior Show serving as its chair for many years. She is also a proud baseball mom, incredibly supportive of the Baseball Department and its families. Thank you, Marci, for your amazing generosity, initiative, and unwavering support!

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  • Kym Tillman

    Kym has been the team parent for girls’ soccer for the past three years.  As a vital part of our CIF Championship 2020 team and mother to senior Faith Tillman, she has successfully coordinated all team functions, including the best senior celebrations we have ever had.  Kym is not short on energy and goes beyond expectations when it comes to planning an event.  Team pasta parties were amazing home-cooked feasts and provided a great team bonding experience.  This year had its challenges with coordinating games and travel due to restrictions, but the team was always informed of the details.  Kym will be missed in the soccer program. Thank you for all you did, Kym, in making every player’s experience awesome! 

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  • Nikki Williams

    Nikki served as the Gala chair for Magical Journey in 2016 together with Alicia Lind. She has been a pivotal member of our Gala planning team for years, especially for all of her work with collecting gifts and preparing and packaging them into beautiful baskets. Her gorgeous basket arrangements are always impressive, and her photography skills are top-notch. She has been a wonderful volunteer for Chaminade all of these years, and we are grateful for all her efforts and hard work.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Linda Gaona, School Events and Volunteer Manager at 818-360-0615 or email lgaona@chaminade.org or fill out the parent volunteer form. 

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    of what makes our school distinctly Catholic.

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