Renaissance Volunteers

Renaissance Academy Volunteers




Research says that the single most accurate predictor of a student’s achievement in school is NOT income or social status, but the extent to which the student’s family is involved.

Please consider volunteering!  Many Opportunities are available!

Please print this Interest Form for School Volunteers (pdf)and return.


Board Policy: 
Renaissance Academy Board Volunteer Policy

Questions About Volunteering: 


How Do You Distinguish Between Volunteer and a Visitor? 

Visitor : A visitor is an individual attending and observing an event or activity without providing a service to the students. Visitors do not need to obtain the above clearances but will still be required to present a valid driver’s license or government-issued photo identification to the Main office. This ID is scanned into the Raptor/V-Soft System and is cross-referenced with the database maintained by Raptor Technologies of sexual offenders throughout the United States.
Examples:  Back-to-School Nights, school assemblies, American Education Week, school festivals, holiday concerts scheduled during school hours of attendance, etc.

Volunteer :  A Volunteer is a person who has direct contact with or supervises students while at the Renaissance Academy or during a school-sponsored activity on or off-site.
Examples:  Field Trip Chaperones, WATCH D.O.G.S, Club Advisers, Volunteer Coaches, Student Teachers, Activity Chaperones, Fun Friday, Classroom volunteer,  Mystery Reader. 


Volunteer Opportunities
Teachers Helpers - Lower School and Upper School Teachers need help with copying, laminating, and general help. Training on equipment will be provided and assistance will be given if needed. This is perfect for those who want to help only occasionally giving half an hour to an hour.

Event Planners/Volunteers - Help plan and organize events such as Nutcracker, Royal Ball, Post Prom, etc.

Library Helpers - Library volunteers are needed for various library tasks. The days available are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, anytime between 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

FSO - Family School Organization - All parents and parent volunteers are members of this organization. Please consider joining in on many of the activities they plan for our children at RA. Your involvement will make RA a better place for the children and staff.

(Go to FSO Page)


Interested in Joining a Committee?

Safety Committee Have an interest with Safety at Renaissance Academy? Please help us organize and set objectives for this newly formed committee.

Hospitality/Social CommitteeCome greet perspective parents and students and share your RA experience! Help with set up of snack foods and drinks. Open Houses are 9-11am and 6-8pm.

Fine Arts CommitteeForming groups of volunteers who can assist with bulletin boards and some take home projects for volunteers who wish to do work from home.

PBIS Parent Committee Working together with RA staff to plan PBIS rewards for the students.



Raptor Volunteer
Management

Raptor Volunteer Management is a new product Renaissance Academy Charter School will be using to collect volunteer information and help automate the volunteering process. 

Step 1 : Obtain Clearances 

If you have previously volunteered with Renaissance Academy Charter School and your clearances on file are dated within the last three years, move onto Step 2 now.  

  • If you are a new volunteer or your clearances have expired, you need to obtain all of your clearances and signed required documentation BEFORE completing the Raptor application

Renaissance Academy Chaperon Expectation Policy

Act 31: PA State Background Check

Act 151: Child Abuse Certification (Clearance)

Act 114 - FBI Criminal Clearance Report*
(Only if you have not lived in PA for 10 years)

  Residency Disclosure Statement (pdf)
** If the volunteer has been a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the entirety of the previous 10 years, they can complete the Residency Disclosure Statement that provides an exemption for ACT 114. 

Step 2:

All volunteers are required to apply using the below links.


Family Friendly Website Addresses:

• Familyfriendlyschools.com
• Fathers.org
• Parenting.org
• Firstday.org
• PTOToday.com
• Greatschools.net
• Familyeducation.com

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