Support

Volunteers

Volunteering is Friendraising
Numerous friend-raising events happen throughout the school year, with opportunities to volunteer. The Office of Advancement works with parent volunteers to support and plan these events in line with its goal to build a sense of community at ISTP.

As you can see, there are volunteer opportunities to suit every taste and interest. ISTP Volunteers are at the heart of our school, and help make these special things happen. Please contact the person in charge of each activity for further information. Please visit the PTA Events page to see the volunteer opportunities they offer.
  • Ongoing Office Assistance (All year)

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    The Advancement Office is in need of help with general office work such as folding / stuffing / sealing / stamping envelopes for large mailings. Work is normally done on the Cohn Campus.
    Contact AliciaGarcia@istp.org
  • Media Hub Help (All year)

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    Volunteers are needed on Cohn for shelving work, covering new books, repairing books, and people who can read Chinese so they can catalogue new books. A regular volunteer schedule is preferred, with a minimum of 1 hour per week for at least 3 three months.
    Contact DanieleArsac@istp.org
  • Scholastic (Every Two Months)

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    Volunteers will help Olivier Monteil with the French Scholastic. Two volunteers will be needed at the Cohn Campus and two volunteers will be needed at the Cowper Campus
    Contact OlivierMonteil@istp.org
  • Red Carpet (September & January)

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    Volunteers are need to help with set up, cooking, and clean-up during the two Red Carpet nights. Current families are also needed to volunteer to mentor new families.
    Contact PatriciaColin@istp.org
  • Taste Day

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    Taste Day is a French tradition that teaches children about good nutrition and gastronomy. Taste Day is only on the Cohn campus and is catered, but volunteers are needed on the day of to set up, clean up, and serve food.
    Contact AliciaLawrence@istp.org
  • Phone-a-thon Fundraiser

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    No additional volunteers are needed.
  • Arts Night

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    Volunteers are also needed for the weeks prior to Arts Night and the weekend before Thanksgiving Break for creating decorations / crafts / preparing structures / assisting art teachers, as well as the day before and the day of.

    The Cohn campus is transformed into an amazing gallery of student artwork for one night. Volunteers are needed for:
    • Structural building
    • Decorations / crafts
    • Food preparation
    • Food/Champagne serving
    • Clean-up (we desperately need people willing to stay and clean-up)
    Contact ArtsNights@istp.org
  • Field Day

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    Volunteers are needed to help run the Annual Field Day activities.
    Contact KateLussen@istp.org
  • Music Week

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    Volunteers are need to help with costumes, props and decorations, and lighting.
    Contact KatiePfenninger@istp.org
  • 26th Annual Gala Auction Fundraiser

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    The gala and auction is the biggest event of the year, and has a variety of volunteer opportunities.
    Contact Gala@istp.org
  • May Fête Parade

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    The May Fête Parade is Palo Alto's annual children's parade. Participation in the parade has been an ISTP tradition since 1980 and we hope to continue this tradition well into the future. If you would like to help organize the ISTP section of the parade, coordinate between Patricia Majorel, Kate Lussen, and the Advancement Office, please email AliciaLawrence@istp.org
  • Alumni BBQ

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    Please consider helping out at this really great event that brings our alumni and past parents together. Two or three volunteers are needed for food prep and set-up / clean-up.
    Contact Alumni@istp.org

Contacts

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF THE PENINSULA | Ecole internationale de la Péninsule | 半島國際學校
151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto, CA 94303  |  P: 650-251-8500  |  istp@istp.org
The International School of the Peninsula (ISTP), an accredited bilingual immersion school located in Palo Alto, California offers two language immersion programs: French immersion and Chinese immersion. Our Mandarin immersion program was created in 1996, and our French immersion program was created in 1979. ISTP’s language immersion program classes begin in pre-school, continues through elementary school, and culminates in middle school. ISTP also offers a language learning summer camp.

L'Ecole Internationale de la Péninsule est un établissement à programme bilingue homologué par le MEN français situé à Palo Alto en Californie qui offre deux programmes bilingues (franco-américain et sino-américain). Notre programme franco-américain a été créé en 1979 et notre programme sino-américain en 1996. Nos deux programmes bilingues accueillent des élèves dans les classes de la petite section de maternelle au collège (classe de quatrième). L'établissement offre également des camps d'été en différentes langues (anglais, français, mandarin et espagnol).

International School of the Peninsula does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or sexual orientation in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan payments, athletic and other school administered programs.