Parents of kindergarten through third grade students must commit to volunteering roughly 15 hours during the school year per enrolled child. Parents of fourth through eighth grade students must commit to volunteering roughly 7 hours during the school year per enrolled child. Your service schedule for the year will be outlined in the confirmation “packet” emailed in August. All requests are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. No special skills are required.
You may volunteer in the following areas:
Area of Need
Time Commitment per Session
|AM Classroom/ Nursery Aide||3 hours 15 minutes||8:45am - noon|
|Lunch Helper||1 hour 15 minutes||Noon - 1:15pm|
|Strategic Games/Music/ Drama Classroom Aide||1 hour 30 minutes||Noon - 1:15pm|
|PM Classroom/ Nursery Aide||2 hours||1:15pm - 3:15pm|
|Unit Study Instructor||2 hours for one month's time|
1:15pm - 2:15pm
2:20pm - 3:15pm
|Closing/ Clean-up||30 minutes||3:10pm - 3:40pm|
Unit Study Procedure: A set of parents will work on each month’s unit study. Each unit study volunteer will get credit for every hour she teaches plus one and one-half additional “preparation” hours for every week she teaches. (For example, a four week unit study gives you a credit for eight teaching hours plus six preparation hours for a total credit of 14 volunteer hours).
Other Service Related Details
Free child care for younger siblings will be provided in the nursery during your volunteer time.
If you are unable to fulfill your assigned volunteer commitment, you must find a replacement.
If you are unable to fulfill your volunteer hour commitment, you may pay $15.00 per hour to reduce your obligation. Your payment will offset the tuition of a child whose parents are more able to volunteer their time and less able to pay the tuition costs.