Volunteering: Offering your Time and Talent
The Shambhala School is infinitely enriched by the commitment of our families who offer time and talent to the school. Not only does volunteer activity reduce costs and fees and allow us to offer bursaries to some families, but this co-creation of the school community by parents exemplifies the kind of generous and warm society we want our children to be part of and is a way for parents to feel part of the community as well.
As a way to help us all be intentional about our contribution, and to help the school track the level of volunteerism it can count on, we ask each family to commit to a minimum of 30 hours of work each school year. Purchases that are requested by the school can also count toward your family commitment. eg, if you are asked to buy $50 of snack food for a school trip, your financial outlay of $50 (if un-refunded) counts as 5 hours of work towards your 30 hour annual commitment. (each $10 donation of requested food or materials purchased = 1 hour of work). Donations to our Food Bank campaigns or other fundraisers are not counted towards the 30 hour commitment.
Hours are tracked on an online tracking form Community Commitment Reporting. Please track your activity each time you volunteer at the school.
We strive to support volunteer efforts so that you have a good experience when you offer your time. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Director of Volunteers firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, suggestions or offers!
Thank you for your time, talent and friendship to this school community.
Track your hours