On-Going Freedom School Volunteer Opportunities

July 17, 2017

Ongoing Summer Opportunities

Come Visit Harambee! Harambee is a high-energy pep rally that begins every day of Freedom School with a celebration of reading, learning, and every child’s ability to succeed.  Harambee begins right after breakfast (at 8:30 or 8:45 depending on the site) and lasts for 30 minutes.  Come join us for this inspiring time of songs, dance, cheers and chants, and story time.  It’s the best way you could start off your day.  Age Requirement: None.  Time Requirement: 30 minutes (8:30-9am)

Be a Reader at Harambee:  Harambee is a high-energy pep rally that begins every day of Freedom School with a celebration of reading, learning, and every child’s ability to succeed.  Harambee begins right after breakfast and lasts for 30 minutes.  Come join us for this inspiring time of songs, dance, cheers & chants, and story time.  If you volunteer to read aloud for Harambee, you will be reading a children’s book of your choosing to our 50 Freedom School scholars.  It’s the best way you could start of your day.  Time requirement:  30 minutes (8:30-9:00 am)  Click here to Sign Up to Read Aloud at Harambee.

On-Site Afternoon Activity Leader: Share a skill, hobby, or interest with scholars in a hands-on way.  E.g. sports clinic, yoga, craft activity, cooking, etc.  Age Requirement: Rising 10th grade & older. Time Requirement: 1-2 hours (1:00-2:45pm) Monday-Friday  Click here to Sign Up as an On-Site Activity Leader.

Field Trip Chaperone: Accompany staff and scholars on field trips to local museums, parks, pools, etc.  Volunteer pays for own entrance ticket if applicable and provides own transportation.  Age Requirement: Rising 10th grade and older.  Time Requirement: 1-2 hours (Typically 1:00-2:45pm) Dates and locations vary by site.  Click here to Sign Up to be a Field Trip Chaperone.

Supply Shopper: Shop for specific materials for curriculum activities.  We provide a new shopping list each week for 6 weeks of summer.  Sign up for one or more weeks.  Reimbursement available.  Age Requirement: 18+ Time Requirement: 2-3 hours/week Weekly, June 9-July 25.  Click here to Sign Up to be a supply shopper.

Parent Meeting Support: Parents of Freedom School scholars are invited to several informational Parent Meetings during the summer.  Help welcome, serve dinner, provide childcare, and clean up.  We appreciate any way that you can support so that interns are free to attend to the parents.  Age Requirement: Rising 10th grade & older; middle school students can be accompanied by an adult. Time Requirement: 2-3 hours/meeting (5:45-8pm) Dates and locations vary by site. Email helms@qcfamilytree.org if you are interested in helping with parent meetings.

Informational Session for Parents: There are several opportunities to share an informational session or workshop with parents during 30-45 minutes at a Parent Meeting.  Give us a call if you or your organization have some useful knowledge to share!  Age Requirement: 18+ Time Requirement: 2 hours Selected dates, 6-8pm

Sponsor a meal:  We hope to find sponsors who will prepare and serve breakfast and lunch, daily, to our scholars.  You may choose to be a one-time-only meal sponsor or multiple meals on multiple days.  Breakfast is served at the site from 8:00-8:30am.  Lunch is served from 12:00-12:30pm at the site.  Age Requirement: 18+ Time Requirement: 1.5 hours, M-F, 7:45-8:45pm/11:45am-12:45pm

Collect donations- Freedom School requires all sorts of art supplies, snacks, and recycled materials.  Click here to see a list of items to collect.  

Have a wonderful summer!