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Volunteer Responsibilities

Firefly is a community that values family involvement and fellowship with one another. Because we are not a school, but a non-profit parent cooperative for independent homeschoolers, we do not have paid staff members and we need help from all of our families throughout the school year. It is important to us that all members are actively building and investing in our community as we work together in educating our students. 

In order to participate in Firefly, every non-teaching family should commit to approximately 6 credit hours worth of volunteer responsibilities. Families can fulfill these credits with a combination of these tasks, which are our greatest community needs:

  • Cleanup Crew (1 credit per shift) Thursdays from 3:00-4:00pm - Tasks include but are not limited to wiping tables, sweeping and vacuuming floors, emptying trash, storing items away, and other general cleanup tasks.

  • Event Help (1-3 credits per shift) Generally, Friday or Saturday afternoons or evenings (game/movie nights, dances, parties, performances, trunk or treat) - Tasks may include activity setup, snack setup, monitoring/assisting students throughout the event, cleanup at end of event.

Please use the Sign Up Genius button below to select the tasks you would like to sign up for.

You must submit your email and phone number in order to receive reminders before your scheduled shifts.

Volunteer Registration

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Additional Information

Opt Out:

The choice to opt out of volunteer responsibilities is provided for those who work full-time, those with physical or health limitations, and those with strict childcare limitations.

Cost to Opt Out: $65 per semester

Deadline to Opt Out: First Class Day of Semester - Families will not be permitted to opt out past this deadline, and must fulfill the commitments for which they have signed up.

How to Opt Out: Please select Volunteer Opt Out on the SignUp Genius Registration, then pay $65 via PayPal to [email protected] by August 15, 2023.

Additional Information:

Q: Can my child(ren) attend my volunteer shift with me?

A: In most cases, yes. One classroom is set aside for students to gather during cleanup shifts where your child can quietly entertain themselves and/or they may stay by your side. Events are often a great opportunity to volunteer while your children participate in the activity. 

Q: Can any adult from my household fulfill our volunteer responsibilities?

A: Yes. Any combination of adults and shifts can be used to fulfill the credit hours.

Q: What if I can’t make it to my scheduled shift?

A: We understand that life happens. A family illness or emergency may prevent you from fulfilling your volunteer shift for that week. If an occasion comes up when you need someone to take your place, you can first attempt to swap slots on SignUp Genius. You can locate this feature when logged into your account and viewing the sign up. Under your name, you will see the option to request a swap. From there, you will be able to select one or more persons whom you wish to swap slots with. You may also post in our website forum or private Facebook group. If you need further assistance, or if you do not have time to request a swap (due to emergency) please notify Amanda as soon as possible, so that a replacement may be found and we are not short-handed.

Q: If I am scheduled to volunteer on the same day as an evening event, but I cancel at the last minute due to family illness, can my children still attend the scheduled evening event?

A: No, they may not. Please consult our illness policy.

Q: What if I fulfill more than the required minimum credit hours?

A: Families who go above & beyond the minimum requirements may be invited to register early (before other returning families) next school year!