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Volunteer

Our schools and community are built on the partnership and involvement of our amazing parents. We are stronger together. Whether you're working side-by-side with your child, leading a field trip, or volunteering in our offices, we value your help and know your child will appreciate having you there.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We offer a variety of opportunities for parents to become involved in school or at home. Call our office at 919-879-8190 to discuss available opportunities.
 

Watch D.O.G.S.

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Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year.

During the day, Watch D.O.G.S. may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a Watch D.O.G. dramatically reduces reports of bullying.

More about the Watch D.O.G.S. Program

Summary of Watch D.O.G.S. Duties at JCA

Registration Form and Program Calendar - COMING BACK FOR 22-23!*
*Please make sure you submit a volunteer form on the Parent Portal!

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Office / Library Assistants

Level 1 Volunteer

Commitment

1-4 days/week for 3 hours
 

Details

Assist the office staff, principal, and/or registrar with common office duties i.e. copies, notes, filing, curating, etc.
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PTO Members

Level 2 Volunteer

Commitment

Varies
 

Details

Assist with planning or organizing events, talking with other parents, setting up events, or planning for the school year. Flexible based on interests. Work with PTO president and other parents on planning for the school year. Must be collaborative, organized, and available some nights.
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Field Trip Drivers & Chaperones

Level 3 Volunteer

Commitment

 2 days/week for 1 hour
 

Details

Assist on school field trips by either supervising activities away from school or by driving a small group of students to a field trip or event. Must be 21 years of age, hold a valid driver's license, and be able to provide proof of insurance.
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Volunteer Requirements

Our highest priority is keeping our schools safe, so we’ve established a variety of security levels based on available volunteer opportunities. Please review the levels below to understand the security requirements for each opportunity and the necessary corresponding forms that must be completed before serving.

You may not receive any response after submitting the required volunteer form unless a follow-up is needed. If you have any questions, please ask our office administrator.

Note that background checks are only requested for certain volunteer positions and are not always required. When required, please allow up to 30 days for processing. We suggest submitting volunteer requests well in advance.
 

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Level One

A school employee will always supervise the volunteer. Volunteers can work in classrooms and the office, but cannot handle money.

Requirements: Volunteer Authorization Release Form, State-Issued Photo ID

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Level Two

A school employee or Level 3 volunteer provides limited supervision to the volunteer. Field trip chaperones, drivers, recess monitors are Level 2.

Requirements: Volunteer Authorization Release Form, State-Issued Photo ID, Background Check


 

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Level Three

Volunteers can work with students with no direct supervision. They can chaperone overnight field trips and tutor students.

Requirements: Volunteer Authorization Form, State-Issued Photo ID, and Background Check

Interested in Volunteering?

If you’re interested in serving as a volunteer, please let us know as soon as possible. Paperwork and background checks can take time to process -- and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on your requested opportunity!

Log in to the Parent Portal or contact the school at 919-879-8190 to sign up as a volunteer. Check out our Volunteer FAQ to learn more about volunteering.