Volunteers are crucial to meet all of the needs of our students. Before volunteering, each volunteer is required to read and sign the Bromley East Family Partnership Agreement.
New this year! Bromley East Charter School no longer requests 40 volunteer hours per year, per family. We all know how valuable our children's education is and we just ask that you support that in any way possible. If you can donate time, supplies, gifts, books or whatever is needed, please do!
Please consider joining the PTO - we have lots of opportunities for people to help make Bromley East Charter School even better!
Click here to join the BECS PTO.
Click here for the Volunteer Agreement
Ways to Volunteer
Bingo Committee - Solicit donations for prizes and for food items from businesses.
Book Fair Committee - There will be a fall book fair and a second book fair in the spring during Parent/Teacher Conferences.
Box Tops for Education / Campbell's Soup labels ): Coordinate Box Top Rebates. This is an on-going position that lasts the full academic year. Sends out collection sheets and monthly classroom winners.
General Fundraiser Committee- Coordinate and publicize various fun fundraising events throughout the year.
Teacher Meals: Chairperson coordinates, organizes and recruit volunteers for 2 meals, which are provided at Parent/Teacher Conferences in the fall and spring.
Teacher Appreciation Week- Plan, coordinate and execute thoughtful events and activities for BECS teachers during Teacher Appreciation week in May.
Staff Birthday Cakes- Responsible for getting two cakes each month and delivering them to the school, typically from Costco.
Family Fun Nights - Plan, coordinate, execute and recruit volunteers for 3 BECS all-family events and activities throughout the year, including Wagon Wheel Skate night.
Lost and Found - Maintain BECS Lost and Found area.
Vision & Hearing Screening : Assist school nurse with hearing and vision screening during school hours.
10 Reasons to Volunteer
Thinking about why you should volunteer? See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind.
#10: It’s good for you.
Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:
Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.
#9: It saves resources.
Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.
The estimated value of a volunteer’s time is $15.39 per hour.
#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.
You can test out a career.
#7: It brings people together.
As a volunteer you assist in:
Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
Building camaraderie and teamwork
#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.
Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.
As a volunteer you help:
Support families (daycare and eldercare)
Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)
#4: You learn a lot.
Volunteers learn things like these:
Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.
#3: You get a chance to give back.
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.
Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
#1: You make a difference.
Every person counts!