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We are dependent on a variety of volunteers to make our program run smoothly. We understand that each person is uniquely gifted and that a family's current stage of life creates challenges and opportunities unique to that season. With those considerations in mind we attempt to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities that will both fit families needs and the needs of our program. Parents are asked to give as much time as possible so that all our students benefit and we can maintain our low costs while filling critical roles with our volunteers. All families will need to serve in at least one of our critical needs areas. The volunteer committee will be logging the hours served by each family. Serving may include helping in a classroom, administrative duties, lunch supervision, clean up crew, and other areas as needed.
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Critical Needs: Lunch Supervision, AM Class Volunteer, PM Class Volunteer, Clean Up Crew
Families will select one critical needs area to serve. Families should plan to serve approximately 8 times per year. This number will be confirmed based on the number of families enrolled in August.
We have 2 levels of volunteer needs and families will participate in both areas. CRITICAL NEEDS and SPECIAL EVENTS
1) CRITICAL NEEDS
Our Critical Needs areas are 3 daytime shifts (Morning, Mid-Day, Afternoon). We ask families to select one of these 3 teams to serve on a rotation basis. The Critical Needs teams must be served at the assigned times and cannot be altered. We have divided the shifts to fit our needs so changes to the schedule are not available. Each shift is scheduled for a specific time and parents will be expected to serve the entire shift to get credit for the time. Parents will select a minimum of 4 shifts per semester (8 shifts per year). If a parent plans to be on campus every week we would love the help and will assign you to specific needed areas and tasks! We understand that families have different needs, gifts, talents and seasons of life and if you cannot serve in one of these on campus slots you may request to pay an opt out fee. Email Opt-Out Fee Requests to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your needs and circumstances that prevent you from volunteering.
Morning Team 8:30-12:00
Mid Day Team 11:00-2:30
Afternoon Team 1:30-4:00
2) SPECIAL EVENTS
The second level of volunteering is our Special Events Teams.
We hope that all parents are willing to serve at all of our special events. We are excited to offer a variety of extra activities for our students but we must have parent participation in order to make these events successful. Our goal would be to have all parents attend and assist at all events. We are aware that is not always possible but request that parents make every attempt to attend and support as many events as possible. We expect to need everyone to serve for at least three Special Events. This includes planning, set up, participating in the event and clean up. Volunteering at Special Events is expected in addition to the Critical Needs Teams. The Opt-Out Fee does NOT cover Special Events. Additional fees will be added if a family does not participate in at least 3 special events. Parents may be required to serve at more than 3 events based on our needs and the number of registered families. Three special events requirements are an estimate and subject to change as needed.
Fall Events: Spring Events:
Yogurt Truck Valentine Party
See You at the Pole Showcase Spring
Fall Festival Clean Up Day Spring
Showcase Fall Graduation
Clean Up Day Fall Photography/ Picture Day
PARTY COMMITTEE: This committee is responsible for coordinating the Fall and Spring Showcases, Fall Festival and the Valentine Party. Members have at least one planning meeting for each event and facilitate and run the set up and clean up of these events.
SHOWCASE: Teens and Parents are needed at Showcase to set up on Thursday before Showcase, help at showcase in a variety of roles and help clean up after the Friday night event. Sign up will be available at the end of each semester.
PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM: Team members will attend classes and events specifically to take pictures. A coordinator will schedule the events that need pictures. Photographers must be able to use dropbox, make a cd or be able to get pictures to the coordinator quickly.
FIELD TRIP COORDINATORS: Coordinators make all the plans and arrangements for a variety of trips and events. Coordinators should have good administrative and communication skills.
DAY OF SERVICE: The last Tuesday of each semester is our Day of Service and we clean and make minor repairs to the building and grounds as a thank you to our host church. Tasks include cleaning windows, carpet cleaning, raking leaves, replacing light bulbs and more.
If a student is on campus for only 1 class parents may serve during the class time. Additional serving opportunities will be made available to families taking only one class. The full opt-out fee will be required if parents are not serving on campus during the class time.
We have limited class space and are using all available spaces to accommodate students. Parents will not be permitted to stay in hallways or empty rooms between classes with siblings not enrolled in classes unless you are volunteering. The playground is not available for families during class times. We do not have a playroom or space for parents to do homework with siblings that are not in a class. The public library is located very close (less than 8 minutes away) and can accommodate families that would like to have a space to work while students are in classes. We do encourage parents to stay on campus to volunteer and assist us in providing services to our students.
We appreciate parents that come each week to help with recess, greet students at the door or other tasks. If you arrive early and are willing to come in and help while you wait we would love the extra hands! We love to use the talents and gifts of our parents and would love to have you share your expertise with us. We often have parents that visit a classroom as a guest speaker or to help with a specific project or task. These are important positions and are vital for the safety and care of our students. This is the true meaning of a co-op, where we pull together to benefit each other. We are thankful and grateful for your time and expertise however these times can not be exchanged in lieu of serving on a Critical Needs Team.