SIGN UP: La Dolce Vita (LDV) Volunteer Positions (Different levels of commitment available)
La Scuola

La Dolce Vita (LDV) is the annual fundraising gala event for the school. It is an amazing example of how our La Scuola families and the broader community can come together to ensure successful outcomes for all our students and families. But it CANNOT happen without you, our wonderful parent volunteers. Please sign-up to the following roles, and encourage your friends to do the same. Volunteering for this event is a great way to come together, bring your friends and make new friends. FUN guaranteed!!  Time requirements are included in the details section, there really should be something for everyone. Heads up that LDV takes place on Saturday March 16th, and it will be bigger and better than ever so book your sitter and be ready to party!


Corporate + Small Business Solicitations + Sponsorships Signed Up: 4 / 4

Work with the Chair to target local organizations via different channels including email, online forms, etc. Also reaching out to Italian businesses in the locale and beyond to secure auction items, and possible sponsorship opportunities. Can be done after hours, long deadlines if we can start start soon. 24 to 40 hours

Teacher Experiences Signed Up: 4 / 4

Streamline the Teacher Experiences that have been so successful. Working with our teachers to create experiences for auction, including idea generation, descriptions, logistics. Follow-up post auction to confirm winners, support on logistics and manage any changes. Majority of work can be done after hours. In person attendance at staff meetings x 2.

Class Projects- Middle School Signed Up: 0 / 1

Working with teachers and students to create 1 to 2 memorable and desirable class project auction items / experiences. Last year these were student-led activities offered to the lower school eg Pizza / Movie Night. Activities include working with the Lead Teacher and Students to agree the activities and to work with them on logistics, descriptions etc. Some work required after the event to ensure that the activity takes place. 10 hours total, Majority of work can happen after hours.
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Pre-K + K School Art Project Coordinator Signed Up: 4 / 3

Work with the pre-k and K Atelierista to create memorable, simple art items from each class to be items for auction. Past examples include silk scarves, framed flower presses and coasters. Your role is a coordinating one - ensuring that the projects are happening, working on logistics, descriptions and photos for the catalog. In the past volunteers have also thought about fun ways to share the art works ahead of the auction to encourage families to bid. It's a fun way to see the magic created by our kids and the Atelieristas. This role is time sensitive so best shared with at least one other - recruit a friend!

Data Entry (Auction Catalog) Signed Up: 7 / 6

Working with the Data Entry Chair and the Corporate Sponsorship and Donations team to get all the fantastic items into the online catalog, long lead times, can be done after hours. Roadmap for best practice is available to share. The main need is last 2 to 3 weeks of Feb through to day of event itself. Proof reading prowess and editorial skills a plus!

Volunteer Coordinator Signed Up: 1 / 1

Helping to identify, coordinate and mobilize volunteers needed leading up to the event (eg curb support) and then the 3 to 4 days before and day of event eg flower decorations, moving alcohol from school to the venue. Building on roles and best practices established over time. Recruit your friends, friends of friends, this is also a good way to meet other people in the school community. Volunteer does need to be available to be at the SF-based venue on March 16. Majority of work is email reach outs, follows up and logistics and can be done after hours.

Count Me In Cheerleader and Coordinator Signed Up: 0 / 2

Work with the school community to create amazing Count Me In events to make available for sign-up on the auction catalog. Count Me Ins are events curated by our community for our community. These can be events for kids, adults and families. Successful CMIs include a pool party in Sonoma, a Caviar Night in Potrero, Ice Cream Making in the Marina and Wild Boar Hunting in the Peninsula. This role is mainly a coordinating one, but imagination encouraged to create this years hot ticket! Majority of work can happen after hours, including connecting the winners with their hosts after the catalog has closed. Assume 20 hours total over a 2 month period.
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Giving Tree Coordinator Signed Up: 2 / 1

Work with the teacher community to identify big ticket / special items that would make a big difference to their classrooms and the school environment that are over and above curriculum spends. Examples include heart monitors for PE, coding bots and tie dye inks. Ensure that the need is documented correctly for the data entry team to capture and work with LDV Chair / LS marketing on best way to encourage participation. 10 to 12 hours total.

Community Cheerleaders at DROP OFF Signed Up: 2 / 10

This is a good one if you want to help but can only spare an hour or so.... Support the LDV Committee by repping them at drop-off (Dogpatch and Mission). Promote the need for donations from our community and be on hand to receive the donations at the curb. This will be a set day per week - you can sign up for 1 morning 1 week or 1 morning each of the 5 weeks! Ideally at least 2 people per week per campus. Let us know that you can do this and we can work with your availability to make it work for you. 8am til 830am Mission, 815am - 915am.
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Photographer Signed Up: 1 / 1

Provide photographic support where needed for LDV auction items for inclusion in the catalog. This will include school art projects, gift baskets and wine packs. The majority of work will need to happen in the last 2 to 3 weeks of February and can be done around your schedule. Assume 16 hours total.