Volunteers receive discounted tuition, priority registration, and a scholarship (a stipend applied as a credit).
(Forms can be found here.)
(If it’s 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 because they have very young children or are infirm or are the main family caregiver to an infirm parent are also eligible for a 27% tuition discount. See details here.
- 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.
We also want to help those for whom volunteering is a hardship. If you have two or more children under the age of 5 with you who are not taking classes, you can still receive the tuition discount This is also available for families who have other issues that prevent them from volunteering (e.g., a significant illness or primary care of a parent).
To apply for a respite scholarship, please contact us before registering at email@example.com with the names and ages of your children under the age of 5 who are not taking classes, or a brief summary of your situation.
NOTE: the respite scholarship does not qualify families for early registration.
How do I volunteer?
You will be offered the chance to volunteer as part of the registration process.
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.