Volunteer Toolkit

Archer Hours

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

Each school year ResponsiveEd requires that every volunteer undergo a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement before being allowed to work on a campus. Applications remain active for the current school year. A volunteer must reapply each school year. Please allow up to 3 weeks for processing of your application. Use the following links to apply to be a volunteer on our campus:

Please read and follow the following volunteer guidelines:

Step 2 - Choose your opportunities and get started

Upon approval you will receive an email from the campus volunteer coordinator with instructions to:

Volunteers are welcome to campus to help before, during, and after school. There are many opportunities that will fit your schedule and talent:

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. When you are done volunteering, sign out at the front office and return your badge.

Please log your hours:

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Wells. More information can be found here:

Learn & Earn Archer Hours

Earn your Archer Hours by completing an online course with Hillsdale College all from the comforts of your own home! After you complete the course, log your time in Track it Forward for Archer Hours credit. Click here for the complete Course Catalog.

Archer Hours Donation

If you are unable to serve your Archer Hours, families can choose to make a suggested donation of up to $250. To make a donation, please visit our website at Support Our School or pay by 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 Reports

2019-2020 Annual Report

Despite the fact that we were not on campus from the middle of March through May of 2019, our volunteers logged over 3,500 hours! 92% of our families participated in the program and 62 families completed their Archer Hours. Of those families, 10 earned the Bronze Award (50+ hours), 2 earned the Silver Award (75+ hours) and 7 earned the Gold Award. Thank you for your dedication and support of our school!

Here is a breakdown of how some of those hours were served:

  • AABC Events 413 / AABC Member 62

  • ASC Events 245 / ASC Member 117

  • FAB Events 150 / FAB Member 156

  • Campus opportunities: FAV of the Day 234, Classroom Help 249, Crossing Guard 54, Library 85, Lunch & Recess 90

  • Field Trips 90

  • Learn & Earn Hours 45

  • Teacher Appreciation 166

  • Watch DOGS 82

2020-2021 Progress Report

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