Volunteer Requirements

We are thrilled that you have chosen to be a part of the LAF Co-Op. In order to run our Co-Op efficiently and serve the needs of our families, we need everyone to volunteer and serve cooperatively. 

As a Co-Op, we are a cooperative learning environment, and our volunteerism is based on a point system. Each family is required to serve a minimum of 13 points per semester (26 points per school year). The calendar to sign up for these volunteer requirements will be available in August. Check back here for details.

If you are the parent of a Junior Co-Op student, you are required to remain on campus for the duration of the Co-Op day. The calendar to sign up for that service requirement will be available in August. Check back here for details.

Anytime you agree to fulfill a volunteer job and cannot make it for any reason, you are required to find a substitute who will fulfill your duties. The Co-Op can not run if our volunteers do not follow through on their commitments.

How It Works

At the beginning of the school year, your LAF account will be charged $400. After you have fulfilled your serving points the $400 charge will be removed from your account. 

It is vital that once you sign up for a volunteer slot that you fulfill it or find your own replacement. For each non-fulfilled time slot your account will be charged $50 up to $400. 

If you do not complete your yearly volunteer requirement, your account will be charged the full $400 fee. 

How You Can Fulfill Your Volunteer Requirement

Each task below is assigned a point value. Every family is required to serve a minimum of 13 points each semester (26 points per year) plus two (four per year) End of Co-Op Clean-Up Dates. Sign-ups for each task and specific dates will be available prior to Middle/High School Orientation.

Tuesday Set-Up (2 people for each time slot) [Each time this job is completed equals 1 point] Includes setting up tables, chairs, concessions, and coffee promptly at 8:00am (approx. 20 minutes)  

Thursday Set-Up (2 people for each time slot) [Each time this job is completed equals 1 point] Includes setting up tables, chairs, concessions, and coffee promptly at 8:00am (approx. 20 minutes)  

Tuesday Tear-Down (4 people for each time slot)  [Each time this job is completed equals 1 point] Includes putting away tables, chairs, concessions, and coffee at 2:30pm (approx. 20 minutes)  

Thursday Tear-Down (4 people for each time slot)  [Each time this job is completed equals 1 point] Includes putting away tables, chairs, concessions, and coffee at 2:30pm (approx. 20 minutes)  

Tuesday Trash (1 person for each time slot) [Each time this job is completed equals 1 point] Bag up all trash from entire facility and haul out to dumpster at the end of co-op

Thursday Trash (1 person for each time slot) [Each time this job is completed equals 1 point] Bag up all trash from entire facility and haul out to dumpster at the end of co-op

Tuesday Hall Monitor (4 people for each time slot) [Each time this job is completed equals 1 point] Time slots 8:00-10:00am, 10:00-12:30pm, 12:30-3:00pm  Monitoring in either CLC or front building, will be walking around to ensure that no one is eating or hanging out where students are not allowed and looking for suspicious activity

Thursday Hall Monitor (3 people for each time slot)  [Each time this job is completed equals 1 point] Time slots 8:00-10:00am, 10:00-12:30pm, 12:30-3:00pm  Monitoring in either CLC or front building, will be walking around to ensure that no one is eating or hanging out where students are not allowed and looking for suspicious activity

Tuesday Concession Table (8:00am – 3:00pm) (2 people for the full year) [This fulfills all volunteer requirements for the year] Sits at concession table for half the day to monitor concession stand. Keeps track of concession If you can not attend in a particular week, it is your responsibility to make sure a substitute fills in for you and notifies the point person when more supplies are needed, so she can post in groups.

Thursday Concession Table (8:00am – 3:00pm) (2 people for the full year)  [This fulfills all volunteer requirements for the year] Sits at concession table for half the day to monitor concession stand. Keeps track of concessions and notifies the point person when more supplies are needed, so she can post in groups. If you can not attend in a particular week, it is your responsibility to make sure a substitute fills in for you.

Tuesday Roamer (8:00-12:30) (1 person for each time slot) [Each time this job is completed equals 1 point] This position fills in for anything needed.

Thursday Roamer (8:00-12:30) (1 person for each time slot) [Each time this job is completed equals 1 point] This position fills in for anything needed.

Fundraising Coordinator (1 person for the full year) [This fulfills all volunteer requirements for the year] Sets up and oversees a minimum of 2 fundraising events per semester. Can recruit volunteers if needed (gets approval from LAF President regarding volunteer points allotted to helpers). 

Facilitator Assistant (1 person for the full year) [This fulfills all volunteer requirements for the year] If you can not attend in a particular week, it is your responsibility to make sure a substitute fills in for you.

Field Day Helper (4 people) [equals 3 points] Works with Field Day Coordinator for the event (approximately 6 hours)

Picture Day Helper (2 seasoned LAF people) [equals 1 point] Works with Picture Day Coordinator on picture day.

Kindergarten Graduation Coordinator [equals 4 points] (1 person) Sets up Kindergarten Graduation. Recruits a team to help with the event. Secures the venue, prints programs, and coordinates parents and teachers. Works with LAF Treasurer to allocate a small budget to cover event costs.

Things to consider when choosing volunteer slots:

  • Make sure consecutive time slots do not overlap

  • Read volunteer descriptions carefully (lifting restrictions, etc.)

  • Understand penalties of not finding replacements or not fulfilling chosen time slot

  • Confirm email with LAF JackRabbit and SignUp Genius 

  • Responsible high school student can fulfill some positions (contact Jody Hagaman for approval)