Want to learn more about Volunteering at Springhill. Check out these FAQs.
1) How do I find out more information about activities that I may be interested in volunteering for?
A. Fill out the Volunteer Interests Form. You can update it throughout the year as you become familiar with volunteer opportunities that may interest you.
2) If a fill out the Volunteer Interest form does that mean I'm scheduled for that event?
A. No. It will just give your email to the committee chair or board member so that they can contact you with information and formal signup process relevant to your opportunity.
3) What is a background checklist for volunteers?
A. Sometimes the state or district requires us to perform duties to ensure the safety of our students and community. So for example, a TB questionnaire/test is needed to volunteer in the classroom and proper insurance documents need to be on file in the office if you will be driving on a field trip. Visit our Background Checklist page with details on what is needed and steps for completion.
4) What type of opportunities are there?
A. Below we've broken down a description of options in detail:
This honestly is usually less scary than it sounds. Every member that has raised a hand to volunteer for a board position I think they would say they do not regret it one bit. From creating a great rapport with some like-minded friends, having a solid say in your child's elementary school experience to adding valuable skills to your resume. A board seat is not for everyone but if it's something you might be interested start here.
The cogs and wheels that help our school run smoothly. Committee chairs take on an activity (ideally something that may be of interest), and run with it. But don't worry, there's plenty of help along the way from those that have been through the horse and pony show at least once to the awesome parents signing up their interest to volunteer right now. Curiosity peaked? Check out our committee chair link.
Ever wonder how those fun annual school parties and events seem to just happen? Usually it's because of people like you. The better we staff our yearly events with great people, the better our events. That means people like you. See a list of our upcoming yearly events to learn more.
Classroom, Around School and At-Home Help
Our teachers are amazing but there's only so much they can do on their own. Each teacher usually will communicate their volunteer wishes at the start of the school year. From assisting with art and computer labs, stuffing papers on Fridays or driving to field trips, there is plenty of needs. Helping out at school doesn't just means classrooms either. We need help delivering our lunches to kids (teachers have to eat too!), working in our garden, sorting our books in the library and lending a hand wherever one is needed.
By filling out our Volunteer Interest Form, our teachers, chairs and board members can help communicate their needs to the right people. You must be registered with our PFC Membership Toolkit site but this does not mean you will automatically become a member of PFC. It's simply a way for us to keep track of it all. Most families will fill this form out during our back to school online registration event prior to Scorpion Day. If you didn't get around to it then or are new, it's never too late. If you have filled it out but want to change your answers, simply go to the Volunteer Interest form to edit. Thanks to our wonderful Springhill Community! It can't happen without you.