Volunteer opportunities abound when it comes to serving within the community of Northwest Christian School. Throughout the school year, our families can get involved in a variety of activities, such as classroom or playground assistance, field trips, special events, fundraising events, helping with beautification of the school grounds, serving on committees, and so much more.

A simple investment of your time, creativity, spiritual gifts, and enthusiasm for serving will truly go a long way in blessing the community of Northwest Christian School – not to mention the chance for you to get to know other parents and to stay connected with your child’s student life experience. — “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10

We also encourage our alumni, grandparents, and former parents of NCS to stay involved in the school as we, together, model a Godly example of servanthood to our students and throughout our school community.

Below is a list of opportunities where you can get involved, enhance, and bless the many activities of our school. Included also are Volunteer Obligations for Enrolled Families at NCS – those areas where currently enrolled families are required to serve in fundraising activities in support of special events that we promote each school year.

We thank you for prayerfully considering how you are called to serve the body of Christ at Northwest Christian School. – “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.” Ephesians 6:7

NCS Special Events
Here are some of the events hosted through NCS: To be put in contact with the chairperson for each event, please forward your inquiry to ncsoffice@ncsnj.org.

  • See You at the Pole
  • Fall Family Bonfire
  • NCS Annual Fundraising Banquet
  • NCS Apple Pie Fundraiser
  • NCS Bake Sale (at the Annual Fall Craft Fair)
  • NCS Annual Fall Craft Fair
  • Annual Auction
  • Grandparent’s Day

Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF)
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm in the NCS Art Room. This is a vital ministry of NCS, and all parents, grandparents, and alumni are encouraged to attend our monthly meetings. Please contact the PTF President at ptf@ncsnj.org

Board of Education Committees
Please visit the Board of Education page to learn more about the various committees that serve to support and promote NCS at the board level. Contact any of the committee chairpersons for more information about serving as a member on the following committees:

  • Buildings & Grounds Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Policy Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Safety Committee
  • Event Planning Committee
  • Technology Committee

Library Assistance
The NCS Library is always looking for consistent help with processing and/or shelving materials and with assisting the younger classes.

In-Classroom Volunteer Opportunities
Please visit your child’s homeroom teacher at the beginning/throughout the school year to discuss opportunities to get involved within the classroom (i.e., Class Parent, field trip chaperone, special in-class projects, reading, etc.).

Teacher Appreciations Luncheons
Luncheons are typically served in September, December, February and May, and volunteers are needed for classroom/playground coverage, as well as food preparation from a pre-determined luncheon menu. Sign-ups are made available weeks prior to the luncheon, and are posted on the PTF bulletin board in the hallway across from the office. Please contact jholcomb@ncsnj.org for more information, menu & classroom/playground coverage needs.

NCS Clean-up/Special Project Days
Help spruce up the campus of NCS, and volunteer for special building/grounds keeping projects throughout the school year. Typically held in August to prepare for opening of the new school year, and in April during springtime. For more information contact tjohnson@board.ncsnj.net of the Building & Grounds Committee.

Volunteer Obligations for Enrolled Families at NCS
Families that have children actively enrolled at Northwest Christian School are required to serve in the following areas:

  • NCS Bake Sale: Families are required to bake (4) homemade baked good items that are put up for sale at the Annual Fall Craft Fair bake sale table, hosted each November at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.
  • Annual Auction: Families are required to support this vital fundraising event by soliciting or donating an item to be auctioned off at our Annual Auction event.