Save the Date! 59th Annual Shipley Shops, October 2019!

Get Involved

Volunteering with Shops is fun!  It's a great way to get involved with the School and get to know the Shipley community.  There are many different ways to volunteer, whether you would like to take on a leadership role or maybe just spend a couple of hours with some other Shipley parents stuffing envelopes.  Either way, you are most welcome!  

Below are some of our Shops volunteer committee opportunities.  Please contact Valerie Twomey if you would like more information.

Vice Chairs
Shadow the Shops Chairs to learn the behind-the-scenes workings of the event!  Meet the vendors, learn the logistics and gain a granular understanding of the event.  This is a great role for anyone considering chairing Shipley Shops next year!

Attendance Committee
The purpose of the Attendance Committee is the help generate RSVP's for the Preview Party and to promote general attendance at the event.  We are looking for two Shipley parents from each division of the School.  

Decorations Committee
Channel your inner interior decorator and help us transform the Yarnell Gym into a beautiful place to shop!  This committee works with the Chairs to beautify the entryway, the check-in area, the lunch tables and the Preview Party cocktail tables. 

Fall Festival Committee
One of the highlights of Shops is the Fall Festival, held on Saturday.  Help us plan fun, fall activities for the little ones like, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, pumpkin decorating and face painting.  You will be a hero in your household!

Gator's Caterers Volunteers
Join some of Shipley's wonderful alumni as they give back to the School and help prep and serve lunch on the Thursday and Friday of Shipley Shops.

Publicity Committee
Help promote Shipley Shops in our surrounding community!  This committee works with the Chairs to be sure that Shops is listed on all community calendars, places an advertisement in appropriate media publications,  distributes Shipley Shops yard signs and postcards, and has a presence at appropriate community events.

Volunteer Coordinator
Help us get the help we need to make Shops a success!  Help us recruit people who would like to get involved and coordinate Shops volunteer shifts.

Committee at Large
Attend Shipley Shops Preview Party and encourage friends within the Shipley community and beyond to attend Shops!


A special THANK YOU to our 2018 Sponsors!
Campus Apartments
The Betsy Hamilton Team, BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors


The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.