Why we track volunteer hours?
We have been asked to gather the number of hours we volunteer on a monthly basis. We must ask each volunteer to track these numbers on an ongoing basis. These statistics are used for a variety of reasons that can assist the school an specific groups when it comes to things like applying for grants.
Volunteer hours description
The Jenks Volunteer Program is an important part of citizenship. Since its inception in 1986, the program has grown steadily with volunteers making a difference in all aspects of the school district. Over 2,000 JPS volunteers consistently donate more than 100,000 hours of service to the students and staff in our school system. Volunteer hours are part of the summative data for a school. This data becomes part of the overall evaluation for a school. Program evaluation is the process of systematically determining the quality of a school program and how the program can be improved. When the number of volunteer hours and areas of volunteer work are know, the school can determine its needs and set priorities. The volunteers, their talents, and he amount of time given can influence program approaches, materials and equipment, schedules and other structuring choices in order to build a program that has a high likelihood of student success.
What activities are considered volunteer time?
Volunteer time is any time contributed toward the school’s programs. Such as:
· Committee meetings and preparation
· All volunteer activities, including work at home hours
· Chaperoning (in town and out of town)
· Booster Club activities
· Working merchandise tables
· Newsletter production
· Recording keeping
What is NOT to be recorded:
· Concessions hours (they do their own)