Volunteering and Scholarships
Teachers and volunteers are allowed to register before the general registration. Scholarships are based on participation in the mission of the Learning Center, such as volunteering.
How do I volunteer? There is a volunteer section on the registration form.
What do volunteers do? Classroom helpers simply help the kids follow instructions for 50 minutes (e.g., “No, sweetie, cut the construction paper, not your hair.”) We also have hall monitors and babysitters.
Can I volunteer if I have young kids with me? Sure. However, we can only use you as a hall monitor or babysitter, and we typically have more volunteers than positions.
Can my kids volunteer? Responsible students 14 years and older may also volunteer, although we typically choose an adult over a child if we can for classroom work. We can use kids 12 years and older for set-up (8:15 am) and clean-up (4pm) so long as they are able to help move chairs and tables
Can I volunteer when my kids are in class? Yes; you choose when and how much you volunteer.
Can I volunteer in my child’s class? No.
I heard that volunteering is done during class time. That’s not a question, but, yes there’s nothing to take home. (It’s kind of like being a man.)
That’s a lie: I see people working at the end of the day. Well, some people help us set-up or clean up, and we pay them a bit more. Still not a question.
What’s in it for me? (Okay, people don’t actually come out and say this, but…)
- Early registration.
- A stipend to reduce tuition costs: Volunteers receive $45 per semester for each class that they help with. Housekeeping before and after classes receives a $55 credit. (For example, if someone helped in two classes and helped clean up, they would receive a $145 credit: 45+45+55.)