This is truly a cooperative effort in that every family shares some level of responsibility to ensure the success of For the Kingdom. A high level of parent participation is expected. Parents are required to serve on campus two or more Mondays a month. Volunteer hours are based on a Point System (4 points per Semester) which reflects the contribution of the various roles. These will be reviewed as part of registration with the Volunteer Coordinator. Each role is approximately equivalent to half a day every Monday, or a full day every other Monday.
For families with extenuating circumstances, we do offer a few offsite positions and/or other service opportunities. We will, as much as possible, honor your preferences and schedule.
You are not required to be on campus when you are not serving.
NOTE: Only 1 adult per family needs to serve regardless of how many students you have enrolled. Just a few of the roles may be performed by older, responsible high school students on behalf of their families.
After Co-op Cleaning (4 pts) Approximate time commitment: 1-2 hours between 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (every Monday) Responsibilities include duties such as breaking down/ moving tables and chairs, wiping down tables and chairs, picking up and taking out trash, and vacuuming, This includes all used areas such as classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, teachers lounge, etc. May be one of the last to leave and lock buildings. Good role to work with your older responsible children.
After Co-op Childcare (4 pts) Approximate time commitment: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (every Monday) Responsibilities include watching teachers’ and volunteers’ children after classes end so that classrooms can be cleaned and/or secondary teachers can finish their classes. This role also includes periodically checking on supply inventory and letting the Volunteer Coordinator know what needs to be re-ordered.
Before Co-op Childcare (2 pts) Approximate time commitment: 8:05 am – 8:50 am (every Monday) Responsibilities include watching teachers’ and volunteers’ children before classes start so classrooms can be set up. This role also includes periodically checking on supply inventory and letting the Volunteer Coordinator now what needs to be re-ordered.
Before Co-op Set Up (3-4 pts) Approximate time commitment: 7:45 am – 8:45 am (every Monday) Responsibilities include setting up classroom equipment such as tables and chairs and making sure the front desk and classrooms have needed supplies such as TV carts, tablecloths, and clipboards. Responsible young adults may fulfill this position.
Elementary Room Helper (4 pts) Approximate time commitment: 9:00 am – 2:45pm (Every Other Monday or ½ day every Monday) Responsibilities include helping the classroom teacher with any prep work for projects, monitoring and assisting students, helping with lunch routine and helping with transitions to activities. Elementary room helpers will likely “float” to different classrooms throughout the day, depending on need.
Kindergarten, Nursery, or Preschool Room Helper (4 pts) Approximate time commitment: 8:50 am – 2:30 pm (Full day every other Monday or ½ day every Monday) Responsibilities include helping the classroom teacher with any prep work for projects, monitoring and assisting students, helping with lunch routine and helping with transitions to activities, and tidying the room.
Recess/Lunchroom Monitor and Clean Up (2 pts) Approximate time commitment: 10:50 am – 12:15 pm (every Monday) Responsibilities include getting out recess equipment or setting up the lunchroom, monitoring and reminding students of the rules for safety, enforcing those rules, helping students open lunch items, lining up classes at the end of each break, and putting back recess equipment or cleaning the lunchroom. Monitoring role will be determined weekly depending on need.
Study Hall Monitor (2 pts) Approximate time commitment 8:30-11:40 or 12:30-2:40 every Monday. One hour increments available for (1) point each. This volunteer will supervise secondary study hall. This is a sitting position and the volunteer is welcome to bring materials with them to keep busy.
Teacher Substitute & General Sub (4 pts) Approximate time commitment: Hours vary in between 8:00 am – 3:45 pm (full day every other Monday or ½ day every Monday) This volunteer position is “on-call” and may be needed the entire day, only a portion of the day, or not at all. Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to: subbing for any class from nursery up to secondary, covering for another volunteer such as lunch/recess, escorting younger students to activities, or monitoring students. If needed, you will be provided with notes, plans and materials for the class.
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator (4 pts) Approximate time commitment: 8:30am-12:00pm weekly OR 12:00pm – 4:00pm weekly and some planning the previous day or 2 if needed. This volunteer will coordinate and supervise volunteers and subs for half of the day on Mondays. Connect weekly with the Volunteer Coordinator to see that all is planned for Monday. If there are not enough volunteers to fill a role in a Monday, this person will serve where needed.
Events Coordinator (4 pts) This volunteer coordinates field trips and special events for the Co-op. Volunteers may be available to assist in carrying out events. The Coordinator does not have to be at every event and field trip.