Get Involved

Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School invites you to get involved with our students and our school.

Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School invites you to get involved with our students and our school.

Four ways you can help and countless ways to connect.

Volunteering at Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School (MCHR) is easy and rewarding. As a volunteer, you will give our students the added support, encouragement, and attention they so richly deserve. Whether you have one hour three times a year, or you’re able to volunteer every month, your time is valued and put to good use with our students.

Volunteering falls into four categories: Field Trips, Mentoring, Student Clubs and School Events. You will ultimately determine the amount of time you have and what you want to do. Below is a simple chart that outlines each category and the time involved. If you have other ideas, we’d love to hear them.

Ways to Volunteer

Minimum Time

Field Trips
Spend the morning with a class at a museum, a play or a concert. This is one of the easiest ways for you to volunteer. Though a class trip may take place in the morning, it is only one day during the year and gives you the flexibility to plan in advance.

1 day per year

Closing the education gap is not just about providing for an excellent “classroom” education, but also creating experiences outside, which is why we are developing a robust, inclusive mentor program for volunteers who want to provide a consistent, hands-on experience with a small group of our students.

1 hour per month or minimum 4 times a year

Student Clubs
Start a student club focused on a topic you care deeply about. Whether it’s art, literature, debate, politics, STEM, or finance your enthusiasm will inspire our students.

1 hour per month or minimum 6 times a year

School Events
Create special events for students to celebrate the holidays, speak at Career Day, an Honors Assembly or graduation, or simply help our faculty during planned school events when an extra pair of hands is exactly what they need.

1 day per year


Check out being a Library Volunteer

If you love to read and want a volunteer opportunity with more impact and more consistency, consider becoming a Library Volunteer.

With visits to the school’s library twice a week, MCHR students are exposed to a wide world of literature. Guided by a trained librarian, library volunteers—made up of two teams of three people each—open the library, read stories to the littlest ones, and help the older students choose books to read for pleasure at home. Being a library volunteer is a commitment worth making. It’s a full day spent with our students: library volunteers open at 9:00am, welcome the first class at 9:30am, and finish up by 3:00pm. Join us and literally watch our students grow as readers. Are you interested, but only able to volunteer for part of the day? Let us know! We welcome all readers and volunteers.

Talk to us

If you’re interested in volunteering or joining the MCHR Advisory Board, please contact Nicole Federico at We look forward to meeting you and getting you involved in a way that makes sense for you.

Join as an Advisory Board Member

Each Partnership school has a small group of dedicated professionals who volunteer their time to help the school. Headed by an Advisory Board Chair, who is supported by a Volunteer Chair and a Fundraising Chair, the Advisory Board advocates, volunteers, and fundraises for the school. With an annual give/get of $2500, each member is encouraged to reach out to their network of friends and colleagues to expand the number of people who know about and get involved with MCHR. With an emphasis on volunteering, our Advisory Board members are some of our most passionate and committed supporters. Advisory Board members attend two meetings a year, a network-wide meeting with the other five school Advisory Boards, and often act as a stepping stone to the Partnership Schools Trustee Board.

Donors’ Generosity Provides Exciting Programmatic Enhancements
Thanks to dedicated donors and Advisory Board members, students from MCHR were able to attend beautiful Rye Nature Center for a week-long summer program and to perform violin at the Waldorf Astoria to benefit the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.