We’ll be the first to admit it: volunteering isn’t something many people want to do.
Talking to parents and people in the community, we know that many have had bad experiences, where their precious time and help didn’t feel appreciated. Some didn’t see any results from their hard work, and that felt discouraging. And many disliked the commitment – they wanted to help, but they didn’t want to be tied down by volunteering. As busy parents ourselves, we completely, utterly and absolutely understand.
That’s why F.O.L.E.S. operates on a “do what you can” volunteer basis. We’re happy to have your help, whether it’s an hour a week, an hour a month or even just a few hours here and there. Some parents can only volunteer 2 hours a year, and we’re fine with that!
That’s why there’s also never any long-term commitment. You don’t have to attend monthly meetings or show up anywhere on a regular basis. If you can only help out occasionally, and only if you have spare time, that’s great – we’ll let you know when we’d appreciate a pair of extra hands, and you can let us know if that works with your schedule.
We promise this: when you volunteer your time, you’ll get a sense of fulfillment from direct rewards and results you can see for yourself. You’ll see smiles on the kids’ faces, you’ll hear about their activities – and know you helped make that happen – and you’ll see new equipment in the classrooms and playground when you visit.
You’ll also have a lot of fun. We’re pretty proud of being a low-key, stress-free group of everyday parents just like you, and we have fun together – we chat while shoveling compost we’ll sell, we laugh and joke together at the golf tournament and barbecue, and we really enjoy being a part of F.O.L.E.S.
If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be doing this!
We’d love to have you get in touch and learn more about how you can help. Again, there’s no commitment, and you can get involved with as much or as little as you’d like, according to your schedule.
And if volunteering isn’t something you can offer but you’d still like to encourage and support us, you can make a simple donation of any amount, at any time. Just click here to make a donation to F.O.L.E.S. now – we’ll send you an income tax receipt and a big thanks as well!