How to Get Involved

How to Get Involved

One of the best to ways for parents to support the school is to be actively involved in the Friends.  

If you are interested in getting involved, we would love to have you join us for any of the initiatives below.   No time or financial contribution is too small and we have opportunities to volunteer that can accommodate any level of commitment you can make.

We need your support to make HCS the best place it can be for all our children. HCS is a small school and each person's contribution is welcome and valuable.

Participate In The Friends Gala and Auction

The Gala is the biggest party of the year for HCS parents. The Auction typically includes awesome goods (memorabilia), services (spa treatments), and experiences (vacations) donated by HCS parents and the Hoboken community...and anyone can bid!

All funds raised go to the Friends of Hoboken Charter School for the benefit of HCS.

We rely on this event for 35-50% of our annual fundraising target. We will need volunteers to help lead the 2024 event, scheduled for March 22, 2024 at the W Hotel in Hoboken.   Interested in being a part of the 2024 Gala?  Reach out to VP Jenna Madden at

Volunteer To Be A Class Parent

Class Parents help socialize updates and coordinate participation in events and fundraisers from other parents in their classes, and are a critical communications channel through WhatsApp for the Friends and the school.

Volunteer To Plan, Lead, Or Help With Other Events

Throughout the school year, there will be various Kids Events (Dances, Scavenger Hunts, Bake Sales), Parents Socials (Moms'/Dads' Night Out), and Fundraisers (Spirit Sale) that need leading/coordination. Each event offers a great time with friends and family, and, collectively, these activities result in important funds for HCS. BUT,  just as important as money, we need volunteers to plan and run the events and no amount of time is too little!!

Click here to see our current volunteer opportunities and sign up if you have time to help. You can also fill out the form below and we will reach out to you when we have opportunities to get involved that match your interests!  Thank you!