Get involved at GCS.
Glenelg Country School relies on a strong network of alumni who give their time and talent to keep the school’s mission and community thriving. In order to achieve our mission, the GCS Alumni Association is creating alumni committees and opportunities to fill the needs of the GCS community.
Please review the volunteer opportunities below, and if you are interested in getting involved or would like to start your own committee, contact Alumni Director Aaron Tolentino.
Ways to Volunteer
Become a GCS Mentor
The GCS Mentorship program provides guidance for students from people other than their parents or GCS faculty. It creates a support network not currently available to students and encourages young alumni to stay involved with GCS. The Young Alumni Advisory Council will match mentees and mentors based on similar interests, including college majors, career goals, current and past high school activities, and extracurricular activities.
For more information and to become a mentor, visit the GCS Mentorship webpage.
Become A Class Captain
Class Captains are vital in keeping our alumni connected to Glenelg Country School. Responsibilities include:
Sharing essential or exciting news about members of their class with GCS.
Helping to reconnect lost Dragons.
Informing classmates about upcoming events and service opportunities.
Class Captains also assist GCS in fundraising efforts by signing letters, lending their names to emails, or calling their classmates individually.
For more information on becoming a Class Captain, please contact Aaron Tolentino ’03, alumni coordinator.
Each class needs a committee of leaders to rally classmates in honor of their milestone reunions!
Volunteers inspire members of their class to come back and give back to GCS by reconnecting with classmates, encouraging attendance at the Reunion, and requesting financial support for a special class gift.
Interested volunteers should fill out the reunion volunteer form or contact Aaron Tolentino ’03, alumni coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-531-8609. Thank you for helping to plan a great reunion!
Young Alumni Advisory Council
The Young Alumni Advisory Council is comprised of former GCS graduates from the last 10 years. Members serve at will until their GCS graduation’s tenth anniversary and commit to volunteering at least 1 hour a week.
The mission and purpose of the YAAC is to:
Connect with current GCS Upper School students to offer support and advice.
Advise key stakeholders within the GCS administration around initiatives to build and foster a more fluid community, establishing interdivisional partnerships and traditions that will connect all divisions from Little Dragons through Upper School.
Pioneer initiatives to enrich current and future programs, activities, and gatherings promoting diversity and inclusion.
Engage the GCS Young Alumni community to be active participants in the well-being of the greater GCS ecosystem.
When possible, support and attend alumni, school, and community special events as an effective and positive ambassador for GCS.
For more information on the Young Alumni Advisory Council or to apply, visit the YAAC webpage.
Chair of Young Alumni Advisory Council: Michael Diangelo ’18
Dragon Career Discovery Program
GCS seeks volunteers, career professionals, and field experts to support The Dragon Career Discovery Program (DCDP), which intends to educate and inform our Upper School students with insight and knowledge into various careers, professions, and pathways.
You may select one or all four of the following programs to support our DCDP:
Career Discovery Expo (grade 12): We invite professionals from various industries to lunch and meet in small groups with our twelfth grade students for a 20-minute conversation on what your career or job entails (a day in the life), challenges and opportunities, and the academic journey that got you there. This presentation will be done three times to allow our students to rotate and hear from three different careers/professionals. A framework for your conversation will be provided to you. No additional preparation is required.
Senior Field Placement/Internship (grade 12): The Senior Field Placement is a full-time program taking place over one or two weeks at the end of the school year in mid-May. Employers or supervisors are expected to work closely with our students to establish schedules and duties. Students are expected to work 40 hours on-site (preferred). This is not a paid position. 1 to 2 weeks in May for 30–40 hours
Forum Career Discovery Talk (grades 9–12): Once a month, during our Forum meeting, we dedicate time and space for Upper School students to learn about a profession or career. Similar to the Career Discovery Expo, however, this will be one professional presenting to all our Upper School students. A framework for the presentation will be provided. To sign up to be a guest speaker, fill out the GCS Forum Career Talk Form.
Field Expert (grade 12): We invite you to serve as a Field Expert to our twelfth-grade students. As a Field Expert, we invite you to serve as a resource to our seniors during their Integrative Research or Project. As a Field Expert, you agree to receive inquiries (emails only) from our seniors as they investigate their areas of interest by asking questions, having a conversation, or hearing from you about what issues, challenges, or opportunities there are in your industry. Field Experts can be in engineering, AI, non-profit, government, performing arts, etc.