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Volunteer Information
The quality of Miss Porter’s School, and the quality of education its students receive, is only as strong as those who believe in it and work on its behalf. Porter’s is fortunate to benefit every year from the service of more than 500 Ancients and parents who volunteer to serve the school. For those of you who are sharing your time and talent, we give our thanks, as you are truly helping to “shape a changing world" one girl at a time.

If you are interested in joining this dedicated cadre of volunteers, here are some ways you can volunteer for Porter's.

Branch Event Leader
Branch Event Leaders seek to identify opportunities for the Miss Porter’s School community to come together for social and networking opportunities in their area that function as stewardship and outreach for the larger objectives of the Board and school.
  • Time commitment is a few hours per event.
Class Representatives
Each Class Representative serves as a leader for her class. In this capacity, she is responsible for: securing donations, helping to identify potential volunteer leaders, and acting as a liaison between school and its Ancients.
  • Time commitment is a few hours per month.
Reunion Leadership
This role leads the class planning and outreach with the Alumnae Office.  Duties include communicating with the entire class to ensure maximum attendance at Reunion, recruiting, leading, and motivating the Reunion committee volunteers, and of course, attending the Reunion celebration!
  • Time commitment is a few hours per month.
Reunion Fundraising
The leader of the Reunion fundraising sets class fundraising dollar and participation goals for Reunion (with Annual Fund staff guidance), recruits and manages gift committee volunteers and communicates regularly with class to request gifts and encourage participation.
  • Time commitment is a few hours per month.
Imagining Life
Ancient volunteers are needed to serve as panel members for this student centered event. Through presentation and group discussion, “Imagining Life: Ancients Connect the Dots,” is intended to create meaningful dialogue between MPS seniors and Ancients about life journeys in order to encourage students to consider a broader range of possibilities. 
  • Time commitment: a Friday evening, customarily in January.
Admission Support
We may ask for assistance should there be an Admission event in your area.
  • Time commitment varies depending on the Admission candidate pool.
Career Guidance
Beyond Farmington – Ancient Networking Nights, InterMission, career guidance for students and Ancients.
  • Time commitment varies.
Ancients with a demonstrated history of service to Miss Porter’s School are eligible to be considered for a position as a Director of the Alumnae Board. Please check the box below if you are interested in this opportunity.
Alumnae Board
The Alumnae Board is committed to affirming the relationship between Ancients and the school, fostering bonds between its Ancients, and encouraging Ancients to play an active role in the continued success of the school. 
  • This board meets on campus three times per year, plus a few hours of committee work per month.

For more information, please contact Alison Monteiro Swain, Director, Alumnae Relations and Annual Fund, at 860-409-3635 or alison_swain@missporters.org.,

Miss Porter's School
60 Main Street   |    Farmington, CT 06032  |   Telephone: 860-409-3500  |  Since 1843