There are lots of great ways to volunteer at American Academy! We always need volunteers for carpool (especially carpool!), lunch and lunch recess duty. We have sign-ups for these volunteer activities, but feel free to come into the front office anytime to check in and help out without signing up in advance -- we never turn away the generous offer of help from our parents.
This page lists just a few of the different volunteer opportunities that are available at the school on a daily basis. If you would like to get started as a volunteer, check out the sign-ups (activated during the school year) or one of the committee opportunities listed. Your room parent and/or teacher may also publish volunteer opportunities. Room parents often coordinate opportunities to volunteer in the classroom, and the campus PTOs offer volunteer opportunities on a variety of committees all year long.
- Volunteer on the PAB: These veteran volunteer parents provide our other parents (especially new parents) with answers to questions and insight on school-related questions. They hold occasional PAB "meetings" to invite parents to answer school-related questions on an informal basis. Contact the Board of Directors if you are interested in volunteering on your campus PAB.
- Volunteer on or with the PTO: attend one of the monthly PTO meetings at your campus.
- SAC: If you would like to learn more about the inner workings at American Academy, feel free to attend an SAC meeting! The PTO and SAC meeting dates are posted on the SAC meetings web page during the school year.
Logging Volunteer Hours
Parents should use our Volunteer Tracking System
to log American Academy volunteer hours. Logged volunteer hours must
be in service to American Academy (in the classroom, PTO, PAB, SAC, recess, carpool, library, etc.), not an outside organization, even if it’s a really good one, even if it meets at the school or is made up entirely of American Academy students.
For example, volunteering to help TGA Tennis teach American Academy students in the gym doesn’t count; volunteering to run a Girl or Boy Scout troop at the school doesn't count.
Volunteers may only log hours for actual time spent, NOT in exchange for dollar value of items purchased; we can't award credit for volunteer time based on monetary donations. But time spent acquiring donated items or gift cards absolutely counts. For example, time to drive to the store to purchase items for a school event counts; the amount of money spent at the store doesn't not count.
Thank you for volunteering!