Get Involved

Parent Volunteering at Hawthorne

Please get involved!  It is a fantastic way to become part of the Hawthorne community. One of the key things that makes our alternative school so wonderful is the participation of parents in many different aspects of the school.  No matter how much or little time you have, you are welcome to contribute. Here are some ideas of how you can get involved. Please get in touch with us at to find out more!

  • Volunteering at pizza lunches
  • Acting as a Class Representative
  • Attending Parent Council meetings
  • Planning and coordinating special events (e.g., council-sponsored family or parent social events in the evening, Soupersonic, Spring Fling)
  • Community gardening and yard clean-up
  • Coordination of research activities
  • Involvement in our Big Idea committee, working with teachers to promote education and activism around our theme of “inclusion” through learning opportunities and events
  • Volunteering to accompany your class on class trips
  • Volunteering for the Early Reading Intervention Program to assist grade 1 readers
  • Graphic design for posters, web site
  • Content writing and support for maintaining the school web site
  • Volunteering with student clubs (film club, eco-guardians, knitting club)
  • Contributing food or helping to run the staff appreciation lunches
  • Supporting French activities and the French curriculum
  • Attending meetings and representing Hawthorne on various TDSB working groups (e.g., the Alternative Schools Committee)

You can use our Parent Volunteer Form to indicate your interest and availability for volunteering and someone will follow up with you, or simply send us an email at