VOLUNTEERING

Volunteers receive discounted tuition, priority registration, and a scholarship (a stipend applied as a credit).
(Complete volunteer forms here.)

(If the process is too confusing, please read these instructions.)

  • Tuition is reduced by 27% for all classes ($87.60) for all members of a family that has one person volunteering for one hour.
  • You decide when and how much you will volunteer.
  • Those who have young kids are still able to volunteer.
  • Those who are unable to volunteer may still be eligible for a tuition discount. See details.
  • Families will receive a scholarship (i.e., a credit) of $45 deducted from their invoice. If someone signs up for set-up or clean-up, they will receive a $65 credit.
  • Families who are assigned 2 or more jobs will receive a scholarship (i.e., a credit) of $60 per volunteer job deducted from their invoice. 
  •  See examples of how the tuition discount works for various volunteer scenarios.

VOLUNTEER FAQs

How much do I have to volunteer? 

Tuition is reduced by 27% for all classes ($87.60) for all members of a family that has one person volunteering for one hour.

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, babysitters, and people to help us set up and clean up.

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. However, even if we are unable to find a job, you will still receive the volunteer tuition discount, but no volunteer scholarship.

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.

I heard that volunteering is done during class time. 

That’s not a question, but, yes there’s nothing to take home.

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.

Can I choose where I volunteer? 

I will take your suggestions into consideration, but ultimately I will have to make my assignment based on our needs, which may not align with your preferences. Scholarships will be awarded based on the actual jobs you are assigned.

–Okay, I’m in.  Just click here.

–Nah; we just want to take some cool classes.  This way to cool classes.