Parents and volunteers serve a crucial role at Mallinckrodt by giving of their time, talent and treasure to make our school great!
Our volunteers get involved at every level. Some lead committees, coach sports, or donate their professional services while others provide classroom supplies, offer input at meetings, or chaperone on field trips. Every contribution, big or small, makes a positive impact on our school community and shows our children that we care about their education and believe it is important.
Want to chair a committee or learn more about ways you can get involved?
Contact Karen Hamon, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Ways You Can Help
Job Time Estimates: – Watering-up to every other day, depending on temperature and rainfall. 30min-1hr (This is the most important task) – Weeding-1-2hrs/week, you can do this while you water, if you set up the sprinklers.
Time Estimates: 1 hour, from 10-11am.
In addition to mailing applications to the district office, prospective volunteers can also scan forms to create electronic files or take quality photographs of the forms. They can then be emailed directly to Ms. Ricci Sykes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why We Track Volunteer Hours
An overwhelming amount of volunteer time goes by untracked and unnoticed. Tracking your volunteer time might sound like just another item on your to-do list, but this simple step can drastically improve our school’s potential to earn more money through Corporate Grants, Foundation Grants, and Government Grants.
Many Fortune 500 companies offer matching grants for employee volunteer hours, and most schools and 501c(3) nonprofits are eligible. Employee Volunteer Programs, commonly called “Dollars for Doers,” offer organizations anywhere between $8-20 per hour volunteered. Some companies even offer dollars for hours volunteered by retirees!
Ask your employers about matching grants for volunteer time.
If we’re able to effectively track and report on important metrics like volunteer time, it drastically improves our chances of successfully attracting foundation grants. If we’re able to prove the value of our volunteers, we will be able to differentiate our organization and set ourself ahead of the competition!
Grants.gov is the official government site for information on federal grants and funding opportunities. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site contains application requirements and stipulations for more than 1,000 grant programs administered by 26 federal grant-making agencies, searchable by agency, category, eligibility or CFDA number.