Parent Volunteer and Fundraising Expectations
With a program as large and vibrant as ours, there are many volunteer and fundraising opportunities for all parents regardless of your specific talents. All parents are expected to contribute so that the program runs smoothly. See examples below:
The concession stand at our football games is run solely by the Band Parents Association. We are required to open it for Varsity/Junior Varsity football games. The concession stand is our largest fundraiser and helps keep band fees lower. Every family is required to work at least 2 shifts in the concession stand. These shifts will vary by game in order to keep volunteers from missing an entire game! Times will be logged by the concession coordinator.
Volunteer Opportunities: We ask that all parents account for at least 30 hours of volunteer hours in order to help the band, here are some ways to accomplish this.
Families that do not meet the 30 hour volunteer requirement along with the 2 shifts in the concession stand will have their dues prorated at the end of the season and have to pay an additional amount to compensate for the budget. The amount has been determined by the BPA board and will be $350.00. The BPA will work with families in the event there are circumstances out of their control that would prevent a family from completing the entire volunteer requirement.
Please make every effort to complete your family’s volunteer hours and shifts in the concession stand as it is an extremely important part of our fundraising efforts to support these students and the overall mission of the program.
I, the Parent / Guardian, do understand that by signing this I understand the obligation set forth for parent volunteering and as such understand I must complete 30 hours of volunteer work and 2 shifts in the concession. I also understand these hours may include any number of adult family members. (For Example, mom and dad attend chaperone a trip, you accrue hours from both parents) Further, I understand that I do not meet said requirements there will be a $350 fee added to band fees to cover the additional cost by not supporting the band with my hours of service.