Getting Involved

Our volunteers enrich the student and family experiences at Des Moines Christian. Each day volunteers serve at school events, assist with classroom activities, and celebrate student accomplishments. Our many volunteers make DMC a special place to work and learn.       

 Athletics
Junior High Track Meet
Our first Junior high home track meet will be hosted on Lion's Field April, 25, 2019. We estimate that 100 volunteers are needed to oversee track and field events.

High School Track Meet
We host one High School track meet in April.  This event is a great way to connect with other parents, alumni, and alumni parents. This one event offers opportunities for more than 100 volunteers.

Concessions
All Lion fans are invited to support our teams and their families by serving in the concession stand.  We are blessed to have three concession kitchens ready to serve our fans in all seasons. We serve concessions at all Junior High and High School games, you can sign up as many times as you like each season.

Home Games
For every game volunteers assist as announcers, scorers, line judges, and/or as the "chain gang." If you want to be near the action, these volunteers generally have the best seats in the house.

Varsity Awards Night
We host two awards events each year to celebrate the accomplishments of our varsity teams. Parents are invited to attend with their athletes and volunteers make this night special by coordinating set-up, refreshments, and decorations.

Senior Recognition
At the last home varsity game for each team, we recognize our seniors. Volunteers help with signage and decorations.

Photographers and Videographers
DMC loves to use photos and videos when we share our stories with others. Volunteers can take photos or videos at one or all games.

 Fine Arts: Music, Plays and Art Shows
Illumination
In January, we host an invitational in our Performance Hall and coordinate performances for 12-18 teams. Volunteers are needed all over campus from early morning until late at night.  Everyone can find something fun to do this day, over 200 volunteers are needed for set-up, room monitors, concessions, and parking.

Show Choir competitions
DMC has three show choir teams Light, Inc., Salt, Co., and Destination Excellence. Our show choir teams travel statewide to perform and compete. Volunteers assists our Director with transportation of equipment, costumes and chaperoning.

Concerts
Volunteers bless our music teachers and facilities team when they assist with the setup and tear down of all concert items. Early Education, Middle School and High School host their Christmas and spring concerts in our performance hall.

Dramas and Musicals
Our students performers present at least one show per school year. If you like to build sets, have the gift of hospitality, or sew costumes - volunteer here!  Sets are built on site and volunteers organize meals for the performers during the week of our show.

Marching Band and Jazz Band Competitions
The School provides travel for our students to our competitions and volunteers assist with the transportation of our uniforms and equipment. We need drivers and equipment "lifters" at every competition.

Jazz Night
Invite your family and friends to Jazz Night at DMCS. This event is open to all who love DMC and held on-site in our Performance Hall. Volunteers assist with set-up, tear down, and refreshments.

Student Art Show
Each spring we host an art show and display student work for families to enjoy. Volunteers assist our art teachers with set-up and tear down for this event.

Photographers and Videographers
DMC loves to use photos and videos when we share our stories with others. Volunteers can take photos or videos at one or all events.
 Gathering with DMC Parents, Alumni, and Grandparents
True-Blue Gala
Each spring we host the True Blue Gala and celebrate what God is doing in the lives of our current students and our alumni. A volunteer committee assists our Development Office in all areas of planning, including communication, auction items, food and games.

Annual Golf Classic
Our Golf Classic is hosted in the fall and is open to all who love DMC, love to golf, and have fun. The volunteer committee for this event works closely with our Development Office to plan and host an event that golfers of all ages enjoy.

Senior Parent Breakfast
Before our seniors graduate, their parents are invited to a breakfast hosted to thank them for their commitment to a partnership with DMC. The Alumni Committee hosts this event each spring.

Alumni Reception after Graduation
After graduation, a reception is hosted on our campus for our newest alumni and their families. If you love to host a party, this event needs you. Volunteers are needed to coordinate refreshments an decorations.

Grandparents Day
We love our grandparents!  We host a meal just for them on the same day as the elementary open house and Christmas Program. Volunteers are needed to decorate the Performance Hall and plan a menu for these very special people.

Photographers and Videographers
DMC loves to use photos and videos when we share our stories with others. Volunteers can take photos or videos at one or all events.
 Serving in our Classrooms and at Student Activities
Homeroom Parents
Our elementary and early education departments use two parent volunteers for each classroom. Our homeroom parents organize celebrations for holidays and find fun ways to show teacher appreciation.

Business Partnerships
DMC's College and Career readiness program is for High School students. We are looking for volunteers who work in all industries. Our student are exploring various careers to see what aligns with the gifts and talents God gave uniquely to them. Volunteers present onsite and/or host shadow students in their place of business. Opportunities all available all school year.

6th grade BizTown
Volunteers interview students for the "jobs" they fill durig their trip to BizTown. Chaperones will also be needed on the day of our field trip and they see our students working in construction, media, banking, insurance, etc.

6th grade Science Fair
Parents who love science, research and presentations love to volunteer for the annual science fair.

Fall and Spring Fellowship Parties for Middle School Students
Middle school parents can volunteer with their friends by serving food and facilitating games the night of the event.

Book Fairs
Our students love to read and also love to shop at book fairs  Our Early Education and Elementary programs host several book fairs each school year. Volunteers are needed for setup and tear down and also as cashiers.

Picture Day
Students in all departments have "school pictures" taken. Volunteers work closely with our offices and the photographers to bring students from class in an orderly fashion and capture those timeless photos that grandparents love to recieve.

Library Volunteers
Our elementary library is a busy place. Volunteers are needed all school year to assist with checking books in and out for our students.

Photographers and Videographers
DMC loves to use photos and videos when we share our stories with others. Volunteers can take photos or videos at one or all events.
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