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!!  Silent Auction - December 1st: We need about 100 volunteers for the night of the Silent Auction, December 1, 2017. One parent volunteer per family should do the trick. Scroll down and to the right on the Silent Auction Event Volunteers sign up to sign up for the station of your choice.  If you have questions, contact Clare Sansburn (

Multicultural Fair - December 21st:  The 2017 Multicultural Fair Committee is looking for volunteers to help with this year’s “Tasting Room” during the fair.  Last year we had great improvements, offering tastes from many local restaurants and businesses in addition to wonderful donations from our school community.  We would love to build on our improvements - We need more help to do so :)  The commitment required is flexible:  Volunteers would be contacting restaurants and businesses of their choice to request donations for the buffet on the night of the fair - We hope that each volunteer would be able to obtain 2 donations.  Last year these included vegetable platters, appetizer finger foods, hummus platters, or desserts that showcased each restaurant.  If you are enthusiastic about bringing an EVEN BETTER snack room to the fair this year or have questions please contact Lin Buyher ( 

Focus Studies - January 22-26:  A few more parent volunteers are needed to teach a focus study of their choice during our first focus study session on January 22-26.  Classes take place during the first hour of the school day.  Please contact Christine ( if you are able to help.  She is happy to help with topic selection, but she must know your topic before we leave for winter break on December 22nd.  If the focus study involves building or creating something, those projects can be displayed at Maker Fair on January 25th.

Library Helpers:  Parent volunteers are still needed for a few K-4 classes. Volunteers shelve books and help check out books during the class library time, allowing Christine to help with questions and book selection.  The classes and times that need a volunteer are:  Diane (Tues 12:45 - 1:20), Jennifer (Wed 1:15 - 2:00), Tyra (Thurs 1:25 - 2:00), and Sarah (Fri 12:10 - 12:55).  If you are able to help, contact Christine (