Volunteer Toolkit

Archer Hours 2018-2019

Parental Involvement

We know that children enjoy greater success in school when the adults they admire most take an interest in their education. Our students’ parents are encouraged to commit to 20 volunteer hours each year for the school. These hours foster closer relationships and ensure a more secure learning environment.

This toolkit provides our volunteers with all the information needed to be successful. If you need any further information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Mrs. Wells, or call the main office.

How to Get Started Volunteering in the New School Year

Step 1: Become an approved volunteer

ResponsiveEd policy requires that every volunteer undergo a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement before being allowed to work on a campus. You will receive an email from the volunteer liaison when your application has been approved. Please allow up to 3 weeks for processing of your application. Use the following link to apply to be a volunteer on our campus:

Volunteer Application

Volunteer applications will remain active for the current school year. A volunteer must reapply each year in order to be considered for volunteer approval. By completing this application online, you are also agreeing with an electronic signature to having us request this background check. The school district pays for the actual background check.

Upon approval you will receive an email from the campus volunteer liaison with instructions to complete the online Badge Request form and Confidentiality Agreement. Please complete the form online.

Step 2: Choose your volunteer opportunities and start volunteering

We welcome parent volunteers to campus to help before, during, and after school. Volunteer opportunities will become available beginning September 17, 2018. During the school year, please check the FAV Event Calendar (also displayed above) for the volunteer opportunities that are needed for school events. Please use the SignUp Genius links to find Campus Volunteer Opportunities that fit your schedule and talent. For a list of job descriptions, please click here. Please read and follow the volunteer guidelines in the documents How to be a Successful Archer Volunteer.

Step 3: Log and monitor your Archer Hours

Each time you arrive to volunteer you must sign in at the front office and obtain your badge. Please log your hours on the FAV Hour Log. When you are done volunteering, sign out at the front office and return your badge. The log form can also be used at home to record volunteer hours served during non office hours (i.e. sporting events, fundraising events).

Beginning November 1, the school’s volunteer coordinator will use Jupiter to monitor volunteer hours. All families will be set up with a single line item in the balance section of Jupiter for Founders Family Archer Volunteer Hours. As hours are served, they will be credited back to the account. The volunteer coordinator will record hours from the FAV Hour Log so families can track their hours from home.

Families choosing the suggested donation option will receive credit in Jupiter upon receipt of their donation. You should make your check payable to Founders Classical Academy of Leander. Please note that your donation is tax deductible and that many corporations have an employee giving match program. Please contact the front office if you would like a receipt for your donation. Families that choose not to volunteer or donate may fill out the FAV Opt Out form.

Archer Hours Annual Report (2017-2018)

Participation in the Archer Hours Program

Out of 285 Founders families, 233 participated in the Archer Hours program in its inaugural year.

Volunteer Hours Served by Month

Volunteer presence on campus remained high at the beginning and end of the year, and immediately after Christmas Break.

Levels of Participation

127 families completed the recommended 20 hours of service to the school, and 20 families provided a donation in lieu of participating.

Hours Served by Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers served the campus in a variety of ways, including helping in classrooms, serving on the Archers Council, and by relieving teachers of their crossing guard, recess, and lunch duties.

Thank you, Founders Volunteers. Your presence on campus is such a gift to our students and teachers!