Get Involved — Volunteer!

When adults volunteer, all students benefit! There are many opportunities for parents and community members to get involved!  Your help is needed! 


First-time Volunteers! Please start the approval process ASAP as it takes about 30 days and you can not volunteer until all steps are completed. Incoming Kindergarten parents and those who would like to volunteer starting in the Fall!  You can start this process NOW (we recommend you start by the mid- July at the latest) to ensure you are set to go for the start of school.

Step 1 - Go to:  https://www.sau41.org/hr-volunteers and complete this application and bring to the SAU 41 Office at 4 Lund Lane (next to HPS).

Step 2: You will then be given the volunteer packet by Carrie Marsh, SAU 41 HR's director, with the next steps. In order to volunteer at Field Day or Field Trips, etc you must get finger printed at the police station and have a background check completed (cost of $20.75).

Step 3: Once the background check is completed, Carrie will email you with a link to complete an annual online volunteer training.

Step 4: You are then added to the master list of fully approved HEPTA volunteers and are able to participate in any volunteer opportunity presented at SAU 41 schools!  On an annual basis you only need to fill out a 1 pg renewal form and complete the online training. 


We have a volunteer interest form in the summer through fall that lists ongoing volunteer opportunities and specific openings to lead one-time initiatives at our schools. Once you complete that volunteer form, the chairperson of each committee will reach out with specific details and you can decide if and how you want to become involved. 

Volunteer Examples:
-Sign up to serve lunch monthly (commit to the first Wednesday of each month for example):  You assist serving lunch for all grades and receive a free hot lunch and are able to sit with your child(ren) to eat.


- Join the Hospitality Committee: You receive emails whenever food, drinks or baked goods are needed for an all-staff meeting, teacher appreciation week or HEPTA fundraiser.  Sign up to purchase/make and drop off the items when needed.


- Room Parents: Once students receive their teacher assignments for 2018-19 on Step Up Day (June 15th) we will post room parent opportunities and they are first-come-first serve. Each teacher has asks their room parents to participate in different ways. Typically collecting class funds in the beginning of the year and purchasing class gifts for the teacher's birthday/holidays/teacher appreciation week, organizing food donations for special events within the classroom and helping with class projects are things the room parent is involved it. 

- Lead or assist planning of events: We are looking for two Halloween Fun Fair Assistants to help ensure that night goes smoothly. 


-Lead New Initiatives! Movie Night, the Flashlight Egg Hunt and BINGO night are all examples of parents coming to HEPTA and saying "I'd love to organize this event for a Family Fun Night!"


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