Help Wanted

The Help Wanted is a weekly email that lists all the current volunteer needs in the Ann Arbor Open community.  For general volunteering questions, contact the AAO Volunteer Coordinator, Angie Watson (

URGENT NEED!!!  Ice Cream Social Thursday, June 8th:  ONE MORE WEEK to go, and there are still a LOT of empty volunteer slots!  This is our biggest A2O FUNdraiser of the year, and we'll need your help to make it a success!!  Sign up to volunteer at any event that interests you.  Reminder: students in 7th and 8th grades are eligible to volunteer at six different events and we love having A2 Open Alumni come back and volunteer for any event!  The Social runs from 5:15-8:00 pm and we need volunteers from 4:00 pm through clean-up after the close of the Social.  Please sign up online at . Contact Kristin Blackburn ( with questions.

Book Madness June 8th:  A few volunteers are needed to help setup and cleanup for Book Madness on the morning of Thursday June 8th.  Please signup at if you are able to help.

End-of-Year Library Help:  It’s time to inventory and pack up the media center for the summer.  Christine needs a few volunteers to do shelf reading, which is putting books in order on the shelf using a master list.  This can be done at any time in the school day and for any amount of time.  If you’re interested, contact Christine ( and let her know when you are available.

Field Day Wednesday, June 14th:  Just a few more volunteers are needed to help with events from 1-2 pm on field day, June 14th.  Online signup is available at:  Contact Anne Solari ( with questions.

Silent Auction Committee, Fall 2017: We are forming a new Silent Auction Committee for the whole school silent auctions. These auctions are held every other year; the next one will be in the fall 2017.  If you are creative and organized, this is a great, flexible opportunity for you to help the school.  Positions include: Publicity coordinator, Classroom Baskets coordinator, Secret Store coordinator, Donations coordinator, 7/8 Volunteer and Entertainment coordinator, and Food coordinator. If you'd like to help on the committee but are not sure if you'd like to take on a coordinator role, we are also seeking committee members at large. We’d like to meet once in the summer for planning/idea generating, and then we’ll meet and work online together in the fall.  For more information about the last Silent Auction see, 2015 Silent Auction Website. If you are interested in one of these positions, email Clare Sansburn (