HBPA Committees & Volunteer Opportunities

The Hathaway Brown Parent Association sponsors and/or supports various events and activities throughout the school year for parents, students, prospective families, and other members of the community. Getting involved with HBPA and volunteering for these events is a great way to meet other parents, faculty, and staff while giving back to the school.

Review the opportunities below and complete the form to indicate your interest. You will be contacted as the need for assistance arises. All fields marked with an asterisk are required. Questions may be directed to Volunteer Coordinator Michele Gilbert

Click here to volunteer at the Brown Bag.


Please indicate your interest in the following opportunities. You will be contacted by the HBPA.

The Brown Bag campus store is run by 30-40 HBPA volunteers. The store stocks gifts, snacks, apparel, and other items for purchase by students, parents, alumnae, and other visitors to the school. All proceeds benefit HB and funds raised by the Brown Bag are used to fund HBPA grants throughout the year. The Brown Bag is open on school days 7:45-8:45 a.m., 9:45-10:45 a.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m., and 3-4 p.m. Consider taking one hour a week or every other week to work in the Brown Bag store. Training and support are provided.​​ Email brownbag@hb.edu with questions.​
Three to five parents per grade level are needed to plan different events including a back-to-school party, end-of-the-year party, and parent party. Duties include welcoming new families, facilitating communication, and other grade-level responsibilities. One parent from each grade will be asked to serve as the point person. ​
Assist HB Admission department and HBPA in welcoming new families at open houses and prospective/new family events, and serving as host families during the summer months.​​​​
Support the Advancement department by working on alumnae events, soliciting support for the Annual Fund and thanking current donors.​​
Assist the shopping rewards chair in publicizing and coordinating various shopping rewards programs, including those offered by Heinen's, Giant Eagle, Amazon Smile, Box Tops, etc. ​​​​
Assist the decorations chair in creating seasonal holiday displays in the Prime, Middle, and Upper Schools. ​​
Assist the spirit committee chair with events and activities throughout the divisions to encourage and promote HB community spirit. ​​
Assist with the planning, set-up and running of this fun all-school event that kicks off homecoming weekend in September. ​​​​
Assist with set-up, games and activities on the first of two school-wide Legacy Days in September.​​​​
Help the school photo chair coordinate student picture days, and distribute photo packages in late fall and early winter. ​​​
Volunteer at this annual October event where dads, grandfathers or special friends enjoy breakfast with their HB students.​​​
Volunteer to help with this annual potluck celebration of our diverse, multicultural community. Students, families, faculty, and staff from all school divisions come together each January for an evening of dinner, music, arts, crafts, and games. ​​
Assist the Prime School event chairs with planning and running this fun event for K-4 families that takes place on a weekend afternoon in February.​​
Assist in planning and/or chaperoning this Middle School event filled with games, activities and dinner for grades 5-8 in February.​
Show appreciation to the wonderful HB faculty and staff with an event in April. Work on the planning committee, prepare food for the breakfast, staff a shift or solicit donations.​​
Volunteer at this annual April event where moms, grandmothers or special friends enjoy breakfast with their HB students.​​
Assist with set-up, games and activities on the second of two school-wide Legacy Days in May.​​
Assist the after prom chair with various activities throughout the school year. This committee's activities vary year to year, with fundraising, location, theme, activities, and entertainment for 11th and 12th graders for an after prom celebration in May.​

Other positions

For more information, please email micheleagilbert@yahoo.com

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