VMAPA Volunteers

Parents, please review the activities listed below where volunteers are needed.  There are many positions available for all Villa Maria Parents. Your involvement is the force behind the success of our social, service and fundraising events scheduled throughout the year. Please submit your volunteer form to insure that our event chairs have the needed volunteer power to run a successful event. We thank you in advance for any support you are able to provide this coming school year. Please contact Carolyn Sollecito, VMAPA Volunteer Coordinator with any questions at sollecitio5@msn.com.

General Volunteering Opportunities

Hospitality Committee

Serve as a Villa Maria Academy Parent Representative at scheduled events.  Parents greet guest, hand-out information, aid with registration or serve as an Usher.


Assist in any school mailing for any department


Prepares donated foods for social events


Be willing to supply an item from a wish list. e.g. water, paper products, etc.

Fall Decoration

Help decorate the campus the week prior to Homecoming, work with our decorating chair, Maria Yacovelli at maria2746@aol.com to help make the campus look beautiful for the fall season.

Christmas Decoration

Sunday, set up  November 22 nd -27 th – take down December 22 nd. Maria Yacovelli at maria2746@aol.com will be decorating the campus for Christmas and will need the help of many Christmas elves to transform the school to brighten the halls for the holidays. Consider volunteering your time and talents.

Homeroom Liaisons

Communication Chair: Amy Reid, thereidcrew1@gmail.com.  Willing to be a Class Liaison to help with communication/updates via emails. (All spots are currently filled.)

Event Volunteering Opportunities

New Parent Welcome

Tuesday, August 29, 5:45pm to 8:30 pm

This event kicks off our school year.  All new parents are invited to a light reception and a new parent information session held at VMA.  New parents get to meet and mingle with the parents of their daughter’s classmates.  Villa 101 informational session to follow social. Upperclass Parent volunteers needed for setup.  Contact Dianne Haley at diannehaley913@gmail.com.

Back to School Sessions and Social

Sunday, September 10, 12:15 pm to 5:30 pm

Welcome back to school parents!  Tradition remains that this is an attendance expected, adult only event.  This is your opportunity to walk in your daughter’s shoes, meet her teachers, visit the classrooms, and be informed about the curriculum that your daughters will be learning this school year.  There will be information sessions posted for senior parents only and underclassmen parents only.  Following your afternoon of classes, the VMAPA will host a Welcome Back to School Social on the lawn of the campus.  Meet new friends and catch up with old.  Faculty and staff will also be there to mingle with parents.  Bring your appetite.  Volunteers are needed for setup.  Contact Millie Slifer at mill601@verizon.net or Colleen Crossed ccrossed@gmail.com

Homecoming 2017

Saturday, October 7

A reunion for the entire Villa family, students, alumnae, parents and past parents!  The day’s events will start off with sporting events, field hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball.  This year we honor our Swimming State Champion Teams.  There will be a ticketed barbecue and beer garden (21 and older).  Registration is requested.  Music will be provided by “The Three Sheets”   Games and fun filled activities will be provided for all the kids.  There are many ways to get involved.  Help decorate the campus the week prior to the event, work with our decorating chair, Maria Yacovelli at maria2746@aol.com to help with setup, take down, parking or just come out and enjoy the day.  Registration online is required.  (Ticketed Event) Go to the Homecoming 2017 page.

Grandparent Day

Wednesday, October 11, 12:00 pm
Freshman Grandparents Only

All our freshman grandparents are invited to campus for a prayer service, light lunch, musical entertainment from our music department and a tour of the campus with their granddaughters. It is a fun day to welcome our grandparents to the Villa campus and welcome them to the Villa family. Our students take pride in showing their grandparents around campus. Freshman Parent volunteers needed to serve lunch at the event. Contact Diane Zwaan at dzwaan@vmahs.org. Registration online is required. (Free Event)

Mother Daughter Fashion Show

Sunday, October 22, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm

The Mother Daughter Fashion Show is a long standing tradition at Villa Maria. It is also the largest fundraiser for the VMAPA. This year’s event will be held at White Manor Country Club and will showcase the upcoming fashions modeled by our senior parents and students. There will be a Chinese auction and many vendors available for a quick shopping spree. Lunch is served. Many volunteers are needed to make this event spectacular. This year’s event chairs are BillyJo Salkowski at billyjosalkowski@gmail.com and Annette MacLachlan at annettemac@comcast.net. The ladies need your help to gather gifts, model, check in guests, sell raffles, set up and take down. Registration online is required. (Ticketed Event)

Father Daughter Tailgate

Sunday, November 5, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Father Daughter Tailgate follows the Powder Puff Games which are run by Mrs. Harkins in Activities. The Powder Puff Games are a ticketed event and proceeds benefit a charity that the students have chosen in the beginning of the school year. Games start at 11:00 am. The Tailgate is hosted by the VMAPA and follows the Powder Puff Games. The chairs of this event Lisa Kennedy at lapkennedy@msn.com and Natalie Romeo at nnromeo@comcast.net will need your help for set up, check in and take down. Registration online is required. (Ticketed Event)

Hurricane Golf and Tennis Classic

Monday, April 30

Coordinator: Diane Zwaan, dzwaan@vmshs.org Volunteers to help with check-in from 10 a.m. to noon. We will be looking for Golfers, Tennis Players and Sponsors for this event. Save the Date!

Sneaker Collection

Thursday, November 9

Students are asked to drop off donated sneakers in the collection bins the morning of November 9th for a good cause, in exchange they can wear their new sneakers to school. Donate your sneakers for a good cause! This year sneakers that are in good condition will go to Amigos de Jesus. Sneakers that have been really “loved” will be used to create playgrounds for needy schools under the direction of the Nike Grind initiative. Contact event chairs Judy O’Leary at judyoleary@comcast.net or Kathy Ayers at kathyayers1@comcast.net if you’d like to help collect, sort and distribute the collected sneakers

Faculty Christmas Social

Wednesday, January 10

To show our appreciation for their dedication and commitment to our daughters and Villa Maria Academy the VMAPA host a relaxing dinner at Waynesborough Country Club for our faculty and staff. Clara Tiburcia-Brogan at ctbfp@comcast.net and Pauline Heater at cornhusker3@comcast.net may need assistance with setup for the event

Mother Daughter Communion Breakfast

Sunday, April 29, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Mark you Calendars to attend the Mother Daughter Communion Mass and Breakfast.
Mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters and grandmothers come together to share a lovely tradition, celebrating Mass and enjoying a bountiful Sunday breakfast together. The event takes place on campus
Mass begins at 10:00 am followed by breakfast and festivities. Senior Mothers and their daughters will be honored at this year’s event and wished a fond farewell as the seniors set off on their new adventure in their life’s journey. Chair for this year’s event is Karen D’Ascenzo at Karendascenzo@comcast.net and Carolyn Sollecito at sollecito5@msn.com. Volunteers are asked to contact the chairs. Registration online is required. (Ticketed Event)

Honors Convocation Social

Wednesday, May 30, 7:00 pm 

The junior parents set up a small social to follow the Seniors’ Honors Convocation. This is a small farewell to our seniors and their parents. This year’s chair is Patty Heppelmann at pattyhepp@me.com. Junior parents please contact Patty to volunteer your time

Uniform Exchange

Monday, June 11, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

All departing seniors are asked to donate their gently used uniforms back to Villa. They are cleaned and resold to the underclassmen at a discounted price. The sale takes place in the school cafeteria. Jen Pizzi at jharlacher@harmelin.com, Karen.raubenheimer@gsit.com and Peggy Doran at pdoran@prahs.com are chairing this sale.

Villa FEST

Saturday, February 24, 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm 

FEST (Fostering Educational Support Together) is Villa Maria Academy’s largest event fundraiser of the year. This is an annual dinner dance and auction. The chairs for this year’s event are Annette MacLachlan at annettemac@comcast and Terri McDonald at terrid.mcdonald@ametek.com. Many hands are needed to make this a successful event. The FEST committee will be reaching out to local businesses, friends of Villa and current parents for gifts and sponsorships/ads. Villa Maria Academy thanks you for your support and participation in advance of this event. Come out and join the fun. (Ticketed Event)