The Friends need your help!


The Friends are a small and dedicated group of volunteers, who give our time outside of work and parent life to running the committee. We love organising events for the children to help them make great memories and raise funds for the school, but to do this we need the continued help and support of the wider school community. The more help we have, the more we can achieve, so if you're able to offer your time or support in any way please send us an email at friends@bell-farm.surrey.sch.uk.

How to get involved

1. Volunteer or help out on events

We need helpers to set-up and run events such as uniform exchange days as well as volunteers to run stalls at our May Fair and Christmas Fair. More adhoc tasks could be wrapping lucky dip presents at home, folding raffle tickets or helping to collect and sort bottle/sweet donations for fairs.
If you have a particular skill you'd be happy to volunteer for (for example: marketing, first aider, graphic designer, website operator) then please let us know. There is no minimum commitment expected!

2. Become a class rep

The role of a class rep is to pass on information between the Friends and the parents of each class via the class Whatsapp groups.
You will also help to promote Friends events, recruit volunteers for fairs and usually organise presents for the teaching staff.
You can also pass on fundraising and spending ideas from parents to the committee.
It's a great way to make friends and get to know other parents, and can look great on a CV.
If you'd like to find out more about becoming a class rep, then please email us at friends@bell-farm.surrey.sch.uk indicating which class(es) you'd like to be a rep for.

3. Join the Committee

We are always looking for more members to join the committee!

Here's some of the benefits of joining:
- Supporting the school - events held and funds raised enrich your child's school experience and learning.
- Flexible opportunities - you can commit as little or as much time as you want and it's probably less than you think!
- Fun and rewarding - seeing the children enjoying events you've helped to organise is a very nice feeling
- Have your say - get a better understanding of how the school is run and how funds are spent

If you'd like more information on any of these roles, or how you can get involved in an event, then please email us at friends@bell-farm.surrey.sch.uk