DaVinci Academy recognizes and appreciates that families want to be actively involved in the education of their children. In addition, research shows that students whose parents are involved in their school perform better academically and socially. As a result, parents are expected to be involved and volunteer at DaVinci Academy at least 20 hours per school year (10 hours per school year for single parent families).
Purpose to Having Volunteers:
To enrich and enhance students’ learning
To enable teachers to offer more individual attention to their students
To free other school personnel to meet the needs of students more effectively by providing volunteer assistance
To strengthen the partnership between families, community and the school
To promote the importance of volunteerism to our student population
HelpCounter, our volunteer tracking software, is available through a kiosk at the front desk during normal business hours. You can also access the system at home to enter those volunteer hours that you may be putting in outside of school, update your contact information as well as your volunteer interest. To do this, please click the link below. If your e-mail address is not in the HelpCounter system, please contact Lee Swearingen at firstname.lastname@example.org or add your own profile using the kiosk at the front desk. Click here for a HelpCounter Home Access Link.
Background Screenings - To ensure the safety of our students and staff, every volunteer is required to have a current background check on file with DaVinci Academy. If you do not have a background check on file, please obtain the required form from the front office or select the link to the left to print immediately. Volunteers are asked to pay a $10 processing fee for each background check submitted. Checks should be made payable to DaVinci Academy. Return all forms and payments to the main office (Attn: Volunteer Coordinator).
(Do not let the processing fee keep you from volunteering at school. If you cannot afford the fee at this time, please contact Mrs. Swearingen to make alternative arrangements.)
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Please not that this list is not all inclusive; we are adding and removing opporunities all the time. If you are interested in any of the following opportunites, please contact Mrs. Swearingen or the contact person indicated in the posting below. Thank you in advance for you consideration.
Kindergarten classroom help
Assist Mrs. Troy kindergarten class any day of the week, any time during the school day. She is always looking for individuals to read with her students or help prepare materials for upcoming activities.
ELA classroom help
Mrs. Severson is requesting assistance with her in-class library and computer cart clean up.
Office Volunteer Pool
Would you like to help out in the school office on a regular basis? We are always in need of weekly help with copying, laminating, cutting, sorting, organizing or general housekeeping.
Lamination of Locker Tags
Cut contact paper to size and cover locker tags
Spark ticket cutting and labeling – at home opportunity
We are looking for several people who would like to take on a reoccurring at-home project to cut up, hole punch and bundle spark tickets.
Lost & Found organization
Perfect project for a parent who regularly comes in to pick up their child(ren) at the end of the day! We would like someone to come in weekly and organize the lost and found cabinet and look for labeled items that can be returned to students. This should take no more than 10 minutes, once a week.