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!!!  AAOCC Executive Board: Two positions on the Ann Arbor Open Coordinating Council (AAOCC) are available for the 2018-2020 term: the Communications Co-Chair and the Treasurer. We are looking for people to join the AAOCC Exec Committee who want to make a difference on a large scale and are passionate and dedicated to having an amazing school.  Contact if you are interested in throwing your hat in the ring or if you have any questions about what the positions entail.

Ice Cream Social Thursday, June 7th:  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 5:30-8:00 pm and we need volunteers from 4:00 pm through clean-up after the close of the event.  Please sign up online at . Contact Elizabeth Lunning ( with questions.

Donations Needed for Ice Cream Social:  Do you have a Big Wheel gathering dust in your garage or basement?  Donate it to the Ice Cream Social!  Also needed:  books, 2 liters of pop/flavored water etc, scarfs and ribbons.  Donations can be placed across the hall from the main office.

Field Day Wednesday, June 12th:  Many volunteers are needed to help with events and snacks on Field Day, June 12th.  Online signup is available at:  Contact Anne Solari ( with questions.

Fundraising Coordinator, 2018-2019:  A volunteer is needed to serve as the AAOCC Fundraising Coordinator for next school year.  This is not an elected position.  The Fundraising Coordinator does not lead any fundraisers, but rather works with all the people organizing individual fundraisers to help them in planning and in following the AAOCC financial policies.  The time commitment is approximately 2 hours per week and requires attendance at one meeting per month.  If you are interested in this position, email Angie Watson (

Scrip Help Needed 2018-2019:  One of our fabulous Scrip team members is stepping down.  If you’d like to make a huge impact on our school’s fundraising, this is your chance!  If you have questions about the Scrip team, please contact Sonya Demonner (  If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Angie Watson (

PTO Thrift Shop Coordinators Needed 2018-2019:  Both of our PTO Thrift Shop Coordinators are stepping down at the end of this school year, and we’re looking for one or two people to take on this important job.  Our school gets great financial support from the PTO Thrift Shop.  The AAO Coordinators help advertise and coordinate this effort.  If you’re interested, contact Angie Watson (

Parent Mentoring, Summer/Fall 2018:  The Parent-To-Parent Committee is looking for volunteers to mentor new AAO families.  In most cases this will be a family of an incoming kindergartener.  Mentors are asked to contact the family prior to the first day of school to welcome them and answer any questions they might have.  If you are interested, contact Katie Williams (