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Please record your volunteer hours by filling out the form below:
Volunteer Hour Submission Form
Volunteer Program Overview… Complete PDF Outline & Calculations
In 2015 the school membership voted to change the chapter system and introduce a volunteer program. All volunteer opportunities became school wide rather than chapter specific. For example, we have Guelph and Cambridge people doing skid building. We also reduced the skid building hours per family to be five – 4 hour shifts instead of the ten. Kitchener families can also help with golf tournament or auction if interested. All families are encouraged to serve where they are able and at events that promote the school.
Here is the new understanding of CHAPTERS: By virtue of being a parent at Woodland you are a chapter member (member of a local group of parents who support and promote the school). Everyone is a member … there is no “opting out”. I am sure you would agree with me that parents should be actively involved and taking interest in the education of their children and supporting the school that they send their children to. Members contribute to the success of the school. Everyone contributes time, talent, or treasure and the combination of any and all of these to make the school successful.
As a rule of thumb, people contribute through the VOLUNTEER PROGRAM opportunities… which are designed to do one of two things… reduce the costs of operation at the school or increase its revenues through fundraising. Since everyone is contributing… everyone benefits equally: We have reduced the base tuition to reflect the anticipated fundraising goals. But, what we ask in return is that families contribute 20 volunteer hours to the school (10 for single parent situations).
There are a list of volunteer opportunities on the website at www.woodland.on.ca/volunteer . Because some people have busy lifestyles or are committed to other organizations and have no time (or in some cases talent) they do their part by making a voluntary donation to the Tuition Assistance Fund (recommended minimum amount this year is $800).
Most of our fundraising efforts are concentrated outside the school family (or to relatives of current students), alumni parents, and supportive business owners. However, we do expect our families to participate in school events like a golf tournament and auction as much as possible because these are great ways to introduce their family and friends to the school, its mission, and community. Whether participating for volunteer hours or just attending and having a blast with friends, we what the school family to help support and promote the school in a manner that isn’t cumbersome or overwhelming.
If you have questions about the volunteer program please call the Development Office (519-648-2114, ext. 141) or email firstname.lastname@example.org