Volunteer Time and Skills

You can make a difference!


The Development Office was created to enable you to support the school in different ways. Giving your time and skills to the school is invaluable; it provides us with additional support that will enable us to continually improve Borlase. Donating your time means we benefit from extra resources and utilising your skills provides us with experience we may not have available to us.


We are grateful to all parents and alumni who volunteer their time to sustain and develop the success of the school. There are many ways you can play an active role as a new parent, ensuring we have an engaged parent community, which benefits the students, parents and future generations who come here.

There are more details about ways you can help below, whilst we also welcome ideas and offers to help in other areas of school life.


Become a Class / Year Representative

A Class Representative is a parent who volunteers to represent the interests of the parents in their class and, where needed, provide vital feedback to the school. Class Representatives are instrumental in keeping parents in contact with one another and providing a social network with their form group. Class Representative meetings are held in school once per term.

Volunteering to become a Year Representative is a fun and satisfying way for Old Borlasians to stay in contact with their old classmates and to reconnect with Borlase. Reunions are amazing journeys down memory lane!


Assist at Events

Borlase runs a variety of events throughout the year for its community. These range from Parents’ Association social events to music concerts, drama productions, dance shows and alumni reunions. Help is always welcome at all of these occasions.

We would also love to hear from anyone whose company or business could provide event sponsorship or an auction prize.


Help us with University Mock Interviews

We want to make sure our year 13 student have as much interview experience as possible before embarking on their university interviews.


Be part of our Masterclasses Programme

Our Masterclass lecture series provides an opportunity for our 6th Form students to listen to professional speakers and debate areas of interest. Our past lecturers have told us how rewarding it is to get involved and give something back. We welcome parents, alumni, friends, colleagues and family members of parents.


Development Office Marketing/Communications Support

The school is increasingly finding a need to streamline communications with parents, alumni and our wider community. This role is for someone with an interest in parent and alumni relations, perhaps with a marketing and communications or data background. We also need design/copy writing/web/database skills.



This role is for a professional photographer who would like to offer time to photograph the school/students and/or events.



If you have green fingers and a bit of free time, we would love to hear from you.


Queries should be directed to i.cains@swbgs.com