Volunteer Information

As Dry Grad is a parent-sponsored event, it is critical that all parents help out in some capacity.

There are several committees you can volunteer on.  Follow the "Sign Up" link to be taken to the SignUpGenius website.  You do not need to register with SignUpGenius to volunteer.  

You can also click here to reach our contact page or find the email at the bottom of the page to contact us to offer support.

Even though most of the volunteers are parents of the graduating class, others are welcome to help out as well.

Thank you!

Clean-Up Committee

Clean Up Committee Chair: TBA

  • After the event ends, we need to put all the decorations away. Typically, this takes a few hours and goes a lot faster with more people helping out. Your time commitment starts at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2020.  We hope to be finished by approx. 9:00

Decorating Committee

Decorating Committee Chair: TBA

  • This is a big one, and we need a large number of people to set up and decorate the community centre the day BEFORE grad. This is where it is VERY helpful to have a few strong, able bodied people around (hint, hint – dads!), as there is some heavy lifting. Your time commitment is anytime on Thursday, May 28th, 2020. Starting at 9:30 a.m to unload the container and work until everything is set up.  We also need a certain number of volunteers involved early on with planning the theme and layouts.

Entertainment & Games 

Entertainment & Games Committee Chair: TBA

  • We are looking for volunteers to supervise the events during the event.  See link for times slots available. 

Food Committee
Food Chair: Patti Nakatsu
  • There will be food and beverages during Dry Grad. Volunteers will assist with preparation, food pick-up and/or food set-up and running some machines during event.

Fundraising Committee
Fundraising Chair: TBA
Contact: fundraising@dssgrad.com
  • These volunteers will pick up donations and organize, sort and categorize prizes that the fundraising committee co-ordinates.

  • A telephone fundraiser volunteer is needed with a polite, and effervescent phone manner to read a short fundraising script to a supplied list of donor hopefuls.

  • The DSS  Dry Grad Fundraising Committee oversees all DSS Dry Grad fundraising activities.

PAC Liaison
  • Meets with PAC to liaise on gaming funds etc. for the event. 

Prizes Committee

Prize Committee Chair:  Lisa Smith                                                                          

  • Prizes -  Prizes are a hot commodity and year after year the grads tell us they love this part. If you like to shop with other peoples money this may be the committee for you. We are looking for people who have connections and can get the best deals. (gift cards, electronics, sports equipment, event tickets).  This committee is also in charge of keeping the list of various donations. 

Red Carpet Committee

Red Carpet Chairs: Robin Cook, Cara Warrington & Carlene De Fondaumiere                                                        

  • Traditionally, Grade 11 parents help with this event so parents of the Grade 12's are able to watch their graduates walk down the Red Carpet. Your time commitment is before/during the Red Carpet event, approximately 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 29, 2020. 

Security, Registration & Coat Check

Security, Registration & Coat Check Chairs: Christy Thompson & Julie Sanders                                                            

  • We plan to contract a private security company to help maintain security before and during Dry Grad, but we need parents to assist during the night. We will need volunteers to set up and run registration table, coat check (for Grad's possessions and prizes), oversee initial screening, and provide a friendly parent presence throughout the event to liaise with contracted security guards and Grads.  Anyone with First Aid / medical experience would also be helpful. 2-hour shifts will be available between 11pm and 4:30am.

T-Shirts & Ticket Committee

T-Shirts & Tickets Committee Chair: Christy Thompson

  • T-Shirts and Tickets - Each Grad will receive a T-Shirt in the days leading up to graduation. We also have to produce tickets for the event and any other fundraising needs.

Executive Committee


CHAIR: Dave Phillips - executive@dssgrad.com

  • Oversees the committees, runs the meetings, liaises with the executive and committee chairs, helps committees coordinate efforts, is the go to person for general information, participates in executive decision making

VICE CHAIR: Jennifer Ranu  - executive@dssgrad.com

  • Acts as chair if chair unavailable, assists chair with above duties, Registration of students attending event.

SECRETARY: Carrie Edge - executive@dssgrad.com  

  • Takes minutes at all meetings, distribute minutes to committee heads, participates in executive decision making

TREASURER: Chad Jerrett - treasurer@dssgrad.com

  • Keeps accurate books of all financial transactions done for Dry Grad, report to Chair and committees, banking, participate in executive decision making; create overall budget and keep track of committee spending.

COMMUNICATIONS: Karen Sabourin - communications@dssgrad.com

  • The only person to have regular contact with Heather Bowling about information to be passed on to the parents via email; report to chair before submitting email request; manage website and social media; participates in the executive decision making

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