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Volunteer Service Opportunities 2021-22

Please read this section prayerfully, with family discussion, and decide how your family would like to share their talents, gifts, interests, and abilities with other families in the Academy. In addition to moms, we encourage dads and older students to volunteer as well. Your family’s contribution and commitment are critical for fulfilling our mission and vision. Please select areas where your family is willing to serve.

• For Returning Members, your service should total 6+ credits for this school year.
• For New Members, your service should total 3+ credits for this school year.
• For Junior Partner Members, your service should total 1+ credits for this school year.

For questions regarding any of these volunteer opportunities, or coordinating an event or class, please contact our board of directors at [email protected].

If signing up for an event or class, you will need to fill out an Event or Class Proposal form when it is sent to you with your Volunteer Commitment Confirmation this summer. Failure to have the details emailed back to the Event or Class Coordinator within two weeks may result in access to the website being suspended.

Below is a Summary Page containing a one-page list with all of the volunteer positions available. Please be sure to read the description that follows before signing up for that position. If there is a line through the item that means the job has been filled.

Thank you! We look forward to serving with you this year!

 


Volunteer Service Opportunities Summary Page

(As of 6/30/2021)

Verity School Support 

  • Back to School Photographer
  • End of Year Graduate Photographer
  • Social Media & Marketing
  • Yearbook Coordinator
    • Page Designer (2 people)  

Community Service

  • Coordinator (2-3 people)

Mom’s Gatherings

  • Mom’s Back to School Potluck
    • Set Up/ Clean Up
  • Mom’s Potluck Soup Night
  • Mom’s Christmas Potluck
  • Mom's Valentine Celebration
  • Teacher Appreciation Dinner
    • Set Up/ Clean Up

Field Trips  (See list of ideas in description section below )

Craft Classes

  • Fall
  • Christmas
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Spring/Easter

Family Events

  • Father/Son Event
  • Father/Daughter Event
  • Mother/Son Event
  • Mother/Daughter Tea Host
    • Activity/Craft
    • Clean Up
  • Dad’s Gathering Potluck
  • Dad’s Gathering
  • Fall Park Day Coordinator w/ Back to School Picnic
    • Activities Coordinator
    • Fall High School Park Coordinator
    • Fall Middle School Girls Coordinator
  • Spring Park Day Coordinator w/ End of the Year Picnic
    • Activities Coordinator
    • Spring High School Park Coordinator
    • Spring Middle School Girls Coordinator
  • Curriculum/Open House Night Hostess (April)
    • Set Up/Clean Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classes/Clubs

  • One-Time Class
  • On-Going Class
  • Guest Teacher
  • On-Going Mom’s Bible Study Facilitator
  • Middle School Girls Club Coordinator (God’s Girls)
  • Middle School Boys Club Coordinator (God’s Faithful Followers)
  • High School Girls Club Coordinator
  • High School Boys Club Coordinator
  • Co-ed High School Club Coordinator

Graduation

  • Dvd/Slideshow Producer
  • Set-up Crew
  • Clean-up Crew

Graduation Leads

  • Graduation Coordinator (NEW)
  • Reception Committee Lead (NEW)
  • Program/Event Content Committee Lead (NEW)
  • Stage Detail Committee Lead (NEW)
  • Tech/Audio/Visual Committee Lead (NEW)
  • Communications Committee Lead (NEW)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Volunteer Service Opportunity Descriptions

 

VERITY SCHOOL SUPPORT

Back to School Photographer:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 6

  • Plan 1-2 days in September to take school pictures of Verity Academy students.  You will be responsible for all communication and sign-ups. Send touched-up photos to Academy parents within four weeks.  All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • You will be responsible for uploading parent chosen student images to TreeRing for the yearbook. 

End of Year Graduate Photographer:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 6

  • Be responsible for coordinating a day and location to take pictures in March of our 8th grade and senior graduating students, both individually and in a group.  You may need to do this on 2 separate days. You will be responsible for sending 1-2 individual touched-up photos to parents. You will be working with the Graduation Tech Committee while planning this event.
  • You will be responsible for uploading parent chosen student images to TreeRing for the yearbook. 

Social Media & Marketing:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 4

  • Make weekly posts (or more) on Instagram and Facebook to show a full picture of what Verity Academy East Bay is up to. This is both a source of encouragement for Verity members and a marketing tool for prospective families. You can use pictures from clubs, classes, field trips, park days, etc. but be sure to showcase all ages and stages of our community (except for the families who have not authorized picture sharing in public; a list will be provided to you). Beside pictures, other posts (such as text posts you create or posts shared by other homeschool entities) can be shared. You may share political posts from HSLDA, Family Protection MInistries and CHEA that directly relate to homeschooling legislation, but you may not share political posts that may be divisive (such as about vaccines) or support any candidate or political party.
  • Additionally, find websites that gather contact information for homeschool groups and, with board approval, register Verity Academy East Bay to be included in their directory (so that families googling homeschooling + Livermore, for example, will find us more readily). 

Yearbook Coordinator:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 6

  • The Yearbook Coordinator is responsible for contacting TreeRing in July and using a coupon to secure a contract with them, making sure families will get additional discounts depending on when purchased.
  • Responsible for facilitating the layout and assembly of the yearbook and designing 25+ pages.
  • Oversee and coordinate with Yearbook Page Designers and distribute a list of Events/Classes (provided by a board member).
  • Decide how many pages each event/class will need and communicate to Page Designers.
  • Check over completed pages—edit, check edge spacing, remove typos.
  • Organize the general layout of the yearbook with front and back of each page in order.
  • Send out monthly reminders to families through the Announcement forum to upload pictures by the date set.
  • Write up details on how to upload pictures and purchase yearbooks, and submit these details to the board member for approval. Post announcement to forum.

Page Designers (2 people): 

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 6

  • The Yearbook Page Designer is responsible for creating pages for the yearbook from pictures taken by parents at events and classes.
  • Will work closely with Yearbook Coordinator to choose school events and/or classes to create pages for.
  • Create yearbook pages for each activity or class. (Yearbook Coordinator will let you know how many pages to create)
  • Expect to create 35+ yearbook pages spread throughout the year.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Community Service Coordinator:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2

  • Plan and organize a community service project and/or event for Academy students to be a part of. All the details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member. Send out reminders through the Announcement forum on the Verity Academy website. Make sure pictures for the yearbook are taken and uploaded to TreeRing by the date set from the Yearbook Coordinator.
    • Some ideas are: Kids Against Hunger, Nursing Home visit, Night to Shine, Operation Christmas Child, Homeless Care Packaging Event, Coat Drive, community trash pick-up. 

 

MOM’S GATHERINGS

Mom's Back to School Potluck (Sept.):

Yearly Volunteering Credits - 4

  • Plan a Saturday morning in September for moms to start off the school year with breakfast, fellowship, and support. You must be available during summer to begin planning the details while working with a board member. 
  • You will be responsible for hosting, organizing potluck, providing beverages including coffee, cleaning up afterwards (with help), and communicating with Academy members by sending out reminders through the Announcement forum on the Verity Academy website.  (Reimbursement given with receipts.)
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • A board member will give you guidance and the budget for planning your event. 
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by the date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Mom’s Back to School Potluck Set-Up and Clean-Up:

Yearly Volunteering Credits - 1

  • Be in communication with the hostess of the Mom’s Back to School Potluck to assist with set-up and clean-up before and after the event.

Mom's Thanksgiving Potluck Soup Night (Nov.):

Yearly Volunteering Credits – 3

  • Plan a night in November for moms to spend some time giving thanks and enjoying soup together in a festively decorated home. 
  • You will be responsible for hosting, coordinating a soup potluck, providing beverages including decaf coffee, and communicating with Academy members by sending out reminders through the Announcement forum on the Verity Academy website.
  • You will be responsible for planning a conversation starter or ice breaker.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • A board member will give you guidance and the budget for planning your event. 
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by the date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Mom’s Christmas Fellowship Potluck (Dec.):

Yearly Volunteering Credits – 3    

  • Plan an evening early-mid December for Academy moms to get together for fellowship, an ornament exchange, and fun.
  • You will be responsible for hosting and coordinating a potluck dinner, providing beverages including decaf coffee, and communicating with Academy members by sending out reminders through the Announcement forum on the Verity Academy website.
  • In addition to the ornament exchange, you are welcome to create a special time of festivities, Christmas games, or anything else to make the fellowship special and meaningful for the moms.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • A board member will give you guidance and the budget for planning your event. 
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by the date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Valentine Celebration for Moms- Hostess (Feb.):

Yearly Volunteering Credits – 3

  • Plan an evening in February for Academy moms to get together for Valentine games, food, and fun or anything to make the fellowship special and meaningful for the moms.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • A board member will give you guidance and the budget for planning your event. 
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by the date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Mom’s Teacher Appreciation Dinner (May):

Yearly Volunteering Credits – 4

  • Host a special event in early May for fellowship and a catered dinner for the teaching moms of Verity Academy.
  • You will host approximately 20-25 moms in your backyard or inside your house. You will be responsible for gathering all supplies, setting tables, creating a welcoming environment, and communicating with a board member who will run this event. You will need to supply hot and cold beverage options. You will be responsible for all clean-up and tear down afterwards.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook if the date of the dinner is not too late to have them included (verify with Yearbook Coordinator).

Mom’s Teacher Appreciation Dinner Set-Up and Clean-Up:

Yearly Volunteering Credits - 1

  • Be in communication with the hostess of the Mom’s Teacher Appreciation Dinner to assist with set-up and clean-up before and after the event.

 

FAMILY EVENTS

Father-Son Event:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2 (If an overnight event, 4 credits)

  • Plan an event for fathers and sons to get together, have fun and fellowship together.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event through the Announcement forum on Verity Academy website.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Father-Daughter Event:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2 (If an overnight event, 4 credits)

  • Plan an event for fathers and daughters to get together, have fun and fellowship together.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event through the Announcement forum on Verity Academy website.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Mother-Son Event:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2 (If an overnight event, 4 credits) 

  • Plan an event for mothers and sons to get together, have fun and fellowship together. 
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event through the Announcement forum on Verity Academy website.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Mother-Daughter Tea Party (Apr.):

Tea Party Hostess

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 4

  • Plan and host a Mother-Daughter Tea Party in April.
  • Work with your craft coordinator to decide a theme and work out the details of how to host this year and how you will utilize the budget you’ve been given.
  • Shop for supplies (tea basics, other beverages, paper products, flowers, table decorations) and work with the board coordinator for additional needs such as: water boiler, tables, chairs and linens, teacups, tea pots, cream and sugar sets, etc. 
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event through the Announcement forum on the Verity website and keep track of what each guest is bringing. Optional: Take sign-ups of girls who would like to share a talent such as playing the piano, reciting a poem, or singing a song and create a program to highlight these talents.
  • This is a fun, enjoyable time for moms and their daughters. Be sure someone will welcome guests, and have someone share a short faith-encouraging word and pray before the lunch together. 
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.  It’s especially lovely to have each set of mothers and daughters photographed together.

Tea Party Craft Coordinator and Activity Planner:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2

  • Plan a table topic activity and a mixer activity for the day to keep girls interacting and communication flowing.
  • Plan a craft for the girls, purchase or obtain supplies, and help with the craft the day of the tea.
  • Plan to be at the party at least an hour before, to assist during the party, and to stay an hour afterwards for clean-up.

Tea Party Clean Up:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 1

  • Assist with clean up of decorations, tea sets, etc. 

Dad’s Gathering Potluck:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2

  • Plan a Saturday morning brunch for Verity Academy dads to get together for fellowship.
  • You will be responsible for hosting and coordinating a potluck brunch, providing beverages including coffee, and communicating with Academy members by sending out reminders through the Announcement forum on the Verity Academy website. All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member. 
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event through the Announcement forum on Verity website. 
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Dad’s Gathering:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2

  • Plan an event for the dads. Axe throwing, paintballing, game night, movie, something to get the dads together. 
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event through the Announcement forum on Verity Academy website.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Fall Park Day Coordinator with Back to School Picnic:

Yearly Volunteering Credit – 6

  • Plan two park days a month for fall (September through November). This will require advance planning to choose a date, time, and park.  
  • You will need to arrive on time to meet and greet Verity Academy families. You may even plan an activity such as a scavenger hunt, games, or “bring your own bubbles”. This is perfect for those with young children who enjoy going to the park. You are responsible for finding a replacement hostess if you are unable to attend the scheduled park day.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the 1st scheduled park day in September by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event through the Announcement forum on Verity website.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by the date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

In addition:

  • Organize a “back to school picnic” on a Saturday as one of the first park days at the end of August or early September.  This will be a “bring your own picnic lunch” event with a fun invitation sent to all families through the Announcement forum. 
  • Work with Back-to-School Family Picnic Activities Coordinator.

Back- to -School Family Picnic Activities Coordinator (Aug.):

Yearly Volunteering Credit – 2

  • Plan & organize at least 3 games for parents & children such as sack races, two-legged race, tug of war, or any game that isn’t too messy and would be suitable for a park setting.
  • Communicate with the board member about games chosen 1 week before the family picnic. 
  • Responsible for purchasing simple prizes for winners of games with a budget given by a board member.

Fall Park Day High School Coordinator:

This year we are trying something new to keep the entire family involved in our park days.  Fun get-togethers just for your high schooler!  This position is also open to a high school student 10th grade or above, who will work with their parent. 

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2

  • You will be responsible for planning something for the high schoolers to do during the scheduled park day.  This can be a drop off at In-N-Out for lunch, a hike, board games, etc. 
  • Work with Park Day Coordinator to find out location of park day and what is available.
  • Choose 3 out of the 6 fall park days to plan a high school activity.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the 1st scheduled park day in September by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event through the Announcement forum on Verity website.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by the date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Fall Park Day Middle School Girls Coordinator: 

As girls enter this age, it can be harder to connect. The boys will run and play with nerf guns, while many girls decide not to come. This year we are trying something new to keep the entire family involved in our park days.

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2

  • You will be responsible for planning something for the middle school girls to do during the scheduled park day. This can be a craft, a hike, board games, etc. 
  • Work with Park Day Coordinator to find out location of park day and what is available.
  • Choose 3 out of the 6 fall park days to plan a middle school girls activity.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the 1st scheduled park day in September by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event through the Announcement forum on Verity website.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by the date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Spring Park Day Coordinator with End of School Year Picnic:

Yearly Volunteering Credit – 6

  • Plan two park days a month for spring (March through May). This will require advance planning to choose a date, time, and park.  
  • You will need to arrive on time to meet and greet Verity Academy families. You may even plan an activity such as a scavenger hunt, games, or “bring your own bubbles”. This is perfect for those with young children who enjoy going to the park. You are responsible for finding a replacement hostess if you are unable to attend the scheduled park day.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the 1st scheduled park day in March by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event through the Announcement forum on Verity website.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by the date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

In addition:

  • Organize an “end of school picnic” on a Saturday as one of the last park days at the end of May.  This will be a “bring your own picnic lunch” event with a fun invitation sent to all families through the Announcement forum. 
  • Work with Back-to-School Family Picnic Activities Coordinator.

End of School Year Family Picnic Activities Coordinator (May):

Yearly Volunteering Credit – 2

  • Plan & organize at least 3 games for parents & children such as sack races, two-legged race, tug of war, or any game that isn’t too messy and would be suitable for a park setting.
  • Communicate with the board member about games chosen 1 week before family picnic. 
  • Responsible for purchasing simple prizes for winners of games with a budget given by a board member.

Spring Park Day High School Coordinator:

This year we are trying something new to keep the entire family involved in our park days.  Fun get-togethers just for your high schooler!  This position is also open to a high school student 10th grade or above, who will work with their parent. 

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2

  • You will be responsible for planning something for the high schoolers to do during the scheduled park day.  This can be a drop off at In-N-Out for lunch, a hike, board games, etc. 
  • Work with the Park Day Coordinator to find out the location of park day and what is available.
  • Choose 3 out of the 6 spring park days to plan a high school activity. 
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the 1st scheduled park day in March by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event through the Announcement forum on Verity website.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by the date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Spring Park Day Middle School Girls Coordinator: 

As girls enter this age, it can be harder to connect.  The boys will run and play with nerf guns, while many girls decide not to come. This year we are trying something new to keep the entire family involved in our park days.

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2

  • You will be responsible for planning something for the middle school girls to do during the scheduled park day.  This can be a craft, a hike, board games, etc. 
  • Work with the park day coordinator to find out the location of park day and what is available.
  • Choose 3 out of the 6 spring park days to plan a middle school girls activity.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the 1st scheduled park day in March by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event through the Announcement forum on Verity website.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by the date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Curriculum/Open House Night:

Yearly Volunteering Credit – 4

  • This is a board run event that you will be helping to organize. 
  • Locate a facility for Verity Academy to host the annual Curriculum/Open House Night, to be held in April preferably.
  • Coordinate or provide snacks, beverages (including decaf coffee), name tags, and paper products.
  • Find out where we obtain tables, chairs, and all other supplies needed for the evening and assist with set-up of these at Open House Night.
  • Find out if we can offer childcare on the premises and assist in locating teen volunteers.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.

 

FIELD TRIPS

Field Trips:

Yearly Volunteering Credit – 2

  • Plan a field trip for all ages or a specific age group. See list below for ideas or choose your own destination or activity.  
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event through the Announcement forum on Verity website.
  • You must arrive early and stay till the end of the event to make sure that things run smoothly. 
  • A board member will give you guidance in planning the event. Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Field Trip Ideas:

Ardenwood Farms

Bakery Tour

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Boomers

Bowling

Bug/Insect Guy 

CA Academy of Sciences 

Del Osso Farms

Discovery Museum in San Jose

Exploratorium

Farm

Fire Station

Grocery Store

Hayward Shoreline

Horseback Riding

Ice Cream Museum in SF

Ice Skating

In and Out

 

Jelly Belly Factory

KLOVE Tour

Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley 

Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Livermore related/Cattle

Lost World’s

Oakland or SF zoo

Old Town Sacramento

Pizza Place

Police Station

Pumpkin patch

Rock N Jump

Sunol Train

Tour of Downtown Livermore 

Trivalley Stargazers 

Windmill Farm

Suggest an Idea

 

CRAFT CLASSES

Fall Craft Class:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 4

  • Plan a fall craft class for elementary students aged 11 and younger. 
  • Please choose a day in October or November for your class; remember to look at the calendar when choosing your date so we don’t have overlapping events.
  • You will be responsible for finding a location (church, home, or park), choosing 3-5 crafts, and purchasing or obtaining supplies. 
  • A board member will provide you with guidance and a budget for planning this class. 
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by the board member. 
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator. 

Christmas Craft Class:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 4

  • Plan a Christmas craft class for elementary students aged 11 and younger. 
  • Please choose a day in December; remember to look at the calendar when choosing your date so we don’t have overlapping events. 
  • You will be responsible for finding a location (church, home, or park), choosing 3-5 crafts, and purchasing or obtaining supplies. 
  • A board member will provide you with guidance and a budget for planning this class. 
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by the board member. 
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator. 

Valentine Craft Class:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 4

  • Plan a Valentine’s craft class for elementary students aged 11 and younger. 
  • Please choose a day in February on or before the 14th; remember to look at the calendar when choosing your date so we don’t have overlapping events. 
  • You will be responsible for finding a location (church, home, or park), choosing 3-5 crafts, and purchasing or obtaining supplies. 
  • A board member will provide you with guidance and a budget for planning this class. 
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by the board member.  
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Spring/Easter Craft Class: (Easter is April 17, 2022)

        Yearly Volunteering Credit - 4

  • Plan a spring or Easter craft class for elementary students aged 11 and younger. 
  • Please choose a day before Easter if possible but remember to look at the calendar when choosing your date so we don’t have overlapping events.  
  • You will be responsible for finding a location (church, home, or park), choosing 3-5 crafts, and purchasing or obtaining supplies. 
  • A board member will provide you with guidance and a budget for planning this class. 
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by the board member.  
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

 

CLASSES/CLUBS: 

Do you or a family member have a passion or talent such as cooking, gardening, sewing, quilting, auto mechanics, computer skills, photography, graphic design, physical fitness, music, or other hidden talents? Are you skilled in a subject such as math, literature, science, foreign language, or history? Have you ever wanted to lead a Bible Study in a group with your student? Do you wish your student could connect more with other students in the Academy?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may want to consider sharing your gifts and talents with the students of Verity Academy by coordinating a class or club. Every class or club should be offered to a variety of grade levels, preferably at least four grade levels. Depending on the class or club, more range in grade levels is often workable.

Please read “How to Plan a Class” before signing up to lead a class, group, or club.  When signing up for a class, or group/club that isn’t listed, please give a brief title and how many classes or meetings that you plan to organize.  You will be contacted by the Class Coordinator who will send you a class proposal form for you to fill out with all of the details of the class.  She will also give guidance for planning your class. Please feel free to contact the Class Coordinator if you have any questions or need more information.

All classes are subject to approval by the Class Coordinator. Once approved, a class may only be cancelled with permission from the Class Coordinator.  Thank you for your cooperation with this policy. Please see positions available below….

One - Time Class:

Yearly Volunteering Credit- 2

  • Share a gift, talent, or interest by teaching a one-time class on a particular subject. Ideas for classes include but are not limited to gardening, cooking, nutrition, history topic, science topic, golf clinic, Bible Study, specialty craft class, travel, computer, or car maintenance. A class taught online through Zoom is also an option! 
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

On - Going Class:

Yearly Volunteering Credit- 4-6 depending on number of classes

  • Plan and teach Verity Academy students an ongoing class weekly for 3 weeks or longer, or monthly for 3-4 months.  Ideas for classes include but are not limited to book club, public speaking, geography, science, crafts, cooking art, Bible Study, writers’ group, etc. A class taught online through Zoom is also an option!  
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Guest Teacher:

Yearly Volunteering Credit- 2

  • When planning a class with a guest teacher, please keep in mind that Verity Academy prefers teachers who will be sharing or teaching our students from a biblical, Christian perspective. You may coordinate a class for Academy students involving a guest teacher from the community in their area of expertise.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Ongoing - Bible Study Facilitator for Moms: 

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 4

  • Facilitate and host an ongoing Bible study for moms using a video series or book study. Minimum 3 weeks.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Middle School Girls Club Coordinator (God’s Girls):

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 6

  • Group for Verity Academy middle school girls (6th to 8th grade) that meet a minimum of 4 times throughout the year.
  • Must plan and make all arrangements for each meeting to include fun and fellowship, work with a limited budget, and encourage God-honoring conversation and activity. Could involve hosting as part of the event.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event by emailing the middle school girl’s families.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Middle School Boys Fellowship Club Coordinator (God’s Faithful Followers):

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 6

  • Group for Verity Academy middle school boys (6th to 8th grade) that meet a minimum of 4 times throughout the year.
  • Must plan and make all arrangements for each meeting to include fun and fellowship, work with a limited budget, and encourage God-honoring conversation and activity. Could involve hosting as part of the event.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event by emailing the middle school boy’s families.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

High School Girls Fellowship Club Coordinator:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 6

  • Group of Verity Academy high school girls (9th to 12th grade) that meet 4 times throughout the year. This position is also open to a high school student 10th grade or above, who will work with parent.
  • Must plan and make all arrangements for each meeting to include fun and fellowship, work with a limited budget, and encourage God-honoring conversation and activity. Could involve hosting as part of the event.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event by emailing the high school girl’s families.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

High School Boys Fellowship Club Coordinator:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 6

  • Group for Verity Academy high school boys (9th to 12th grade) that meet 4 times throughout the year. This position is also open to a high school student 10th grade or above, who will work with parent. 
  • Must plan and make all arrangements for each meeting to include fun and fellowship, work with a limited budget, and encourage God-honoring conversation and activity. Could involve hosting as part of the event.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event by emailing the high school guy’s families.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

Co-Ed High School Fellowship Club Coordinator:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 6

  • Group for Verity Academy high school students (9th to 12th grade) that meet 4 times throughout the year. This position is also open to a high-school student 10th grade or above, who will work with parent. 
  • Must plan and make all arrangements for each meeting to include fun and fellowship, work with a limited budget, and encourage God-honoring conversation and activity. Could involve hosting as part of the event.
  • All details will need to be communicated one month before the event by completing the Announcement Form given to you by a board member.
  • Be responsible for communicating reminders for the event by emailing the high school families.
  • Please plan on having someone take pictures for the yearbook and upload photos to TreeRing by date given from the Yearbook Coordinator.

 

GRADUATION

Dvd/Slideshow Producer:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 6

  • Create a video file of memories from current year Academy events and activities, 15-20 minutes long. 
  • Create a video file of the 8th grade graduates set to music to be shown at the end of the year celebration and graduation.
  • Create a video file of the senior graduates set to their Bio's to be shown at the end of the year celebration and graduation.

             Duties:

  1. Must have access to equipment and experience to create a 6 to 20-minute picture DVD set to music.
  2. Pictures will be available for creating a video file in May with a due date of the end of May.
  3. Communicate with the Graduation Tech Committee Team to get all information needed for photos and deadlines.

Set-up Crew 

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 1

  • Be at graduation 1-1.5 hrs. before event to help with set-up and reception preparations. Work with Reception Committee to do what is needed for reception to go smoothly. 
  • Help as needed with stage and auditorium decorations. 

Clean-up Crew:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 1 

  • Stay after the graduation ceremony to help clean up, take down decorations, clean up the kitchen, etc. Plan to work 1-1.5 hours each.

 

This portion of the VSO is just for families with students in 7th, 8th, 11th, and 12th grades. To read about our NEW approach to organizing this important event, click here. If you choose to volunteer for one of the following lead positions, we ask that you also choose what graduation committee you would prefer to serve on in the event the position is filled by another parent.  The Graduation Committee Options document can be found in Question 9 of the registration. The Graduation Coordinator and Committee Lead Positions do not need to serve on an additional committee to fulfill their graduation service requirement.

 

Graduation Coordinator:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 6

  • Provides oversight and direction to all Committee Leads, ensuring deadlines are met and plans are moving forward. 
  • Works with the Board of Directors and Graduate Families to finalize a date and time for the ceremony and to secure a venue.
  • Detailed instructions will be provided.

Tech/Video/Photos Committee Lead:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2

  • Work with tech resources at the graduation venue.
  • Coordinate group pictures in cap and gown.
  • Oversee slideshow production.
  • Complete tech check a week before graduation.
  • Find someone to take photos during and after the graduation.
  • Communicate with all.
  • Detailed instructions will be provided to the Lead.

Communications Committee Lead:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2 

  • Primary communicators with parents and senior graduates.
  • Give deadlines
  • Format bios.
  • Request, edit, and approve speeches.
  • Communicate about all needs/opportunities.
  • Detailed instructions will be provided to the Lead. 

Program/Event Content Lead: 

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2 

  • Work with teachers and students to determine who is presenting/speaking/praying/showing a class demonstration.
  • Plan flow and procedure of the event.
  • Collect information and oversee formatting of the paper program.
  • Create spreadsheet with cues/MC words.
  • Assist with dress rehearsal.
  • Check in on grads on day of event.
  • Detailed instructions will be provided to the Lead. 

Reception Committee Lead:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2

  • Coordinate parent volunteers to establish vision.
  • Decide food and decorations.
  • Plan for set up and tear down.
  • Shop for reception supplies.
  • Set up for the event.
  • Prep food and beverages before event.
  • Work during reception to keep tables stocked and clean.
  • Be involved in clean-up of Reception area.
  • Detailed instructions will be provided to the Lead.

Stage Detail Lead:

Yearly Volunteering Credit - 2

  • Plan decorations for stage and foyer.
  • Make necessary purchases or props.
  • Set up and decorate before event.
  • Locate stage hands as needed.
  • Clean up and tear down stage, sanctuary, and foyer after event photos are complete.
  • Detailed instructions will be provided to the Lead.