Parent Volunteers: the Heart of NCP!

Friends of Northside (FON) facilitates communication between parents and the school, organizes parent volunteers, plans and sponsors social/educational events and helps raise much needed funds – a role more important than ever now that we have to bridge the financial gap caused by recent and increasing CPS budget cuts.

We invite everyone to consider participating in the wide variety of volunteer opportunities available at NCP. Choose one that suits your talents, schedule and experience, or build and grow a new skill-set for yourself.

Here are some of the positions for which we need help in the coming school year.

▪ FON Board: The annually elected Board of Directors for FON. There are Board member positions available for parents of incoming freshman. The election process for those positions takes place in the spring.
▪ Events: Keep our events and programs running smoothly. Opportunities for involvement include Faculty & Staff Appreciation, College Ambassadors, Graduation Reception and Prospective Student Open House.
▪ Parent Communications or Data Management: Help with ongoing projects that facilitate communications via our FON Connect parent database or our email blasts to parents.

Contact Friends of Northside HERE.

Incoming freshman parents, we encourage you to join us!

Volunteers are always needed!  Please click the button to help. signup-button-choose-spot

We Need Volunteers for the 2017-2018 School Year

No Experience Necessary

Make a commitment to Northside by offering your time for next year in any of these rewarding volunteer positions.

Gala Team–Many roles are available to work on the Gala, NCP’s major spring fundraiser. Click HERE for more details and contact information.
Eblast Writer–Compose and distribute This Week at Northsideeach week and prepare other standalone blasts as requested.
Website Editor–Keep the Friends of Northside website current.
Graphic Designer–Provide professional guidance on various design needs throughout the year.

Email Parent Network to indicate your interest or fill out our Parent Participation Form.


Join the 2018 Gala Team

The Gala is NCP’s major spring fundraiser. Get involved, get to know NCP staff and parents, and make a profound impact on Northside College Prep.

When is the Gala?

Friday, March 16, 2018

What’s the time commitment for the team?

We start meeting in December. The majority of the work takes place between January and March and requires a handful of hours per week.

What roles are available?

Gala Co-Chair–shadow current Chair and assume lead role in 2019
Auction Co-Chair–shadow current Chair and assume lead role in 2019
Solicitations Co-Chair–shadow current Chair and assume lead role in 2019
Auction Item Solicitors–at least 5 people to solicit auction items. It requires just a few hours a week and can be done in person or via phone or email.

Email ncpgaladonate@gmail.com for more information or to join the team!

Do You Have a Career You’re Passionate About?

Are you willing to share your knowledge with NCP students?

Teachers are looking for parents to speak about their profession in a classroom setting. Click HERE to add your name to a roster that we’ll pass along to our teacher representatives.

How you can help in other ways:

Northside loves parent volunteers! Parents are welcome and needed in so many areas, including fundraising, chaperoning dances and field trips, providing refreshments for school events, working on our new student/parent database, welcoming college admissions officers – the list goes on! We hope you can find a volunteer opportunity that fits your interests. Please visit our Committees page to contact our committee chairs if you are interested in a specific project, or sign up for one-time volunteer commitments through SignUp.com. Some of the volunteer needs you will find on SignUp.com include the following:

Back to School Night
International Potluck
Halloween Dance
Faculty Staff Holiday Brunch
Contact northsideparents@gmail.com to help, or click HERE.

There are numerous ways to be involved at Northside College Prep with various degrees of commitment.  Volunteering is an easy way to positively impact your student’s Northside experience and a great way to meet other engaged parents, administration, faculty and staff. Please indicate your interests in your FON Connect profile.