volunteer opportunities

Redeemer Christian Academy is blessed with many wonderful parents and other mission partners. There are extensive opportunities for parents, grandparents and other adults to become involved in the working of the school. It is a way for your students to see the value of community service. We encourage all of our school families to join us.   

Contact Linda Wiebold at lwiebold@redeemerwayzata.org to volunteer or other contacts as listed in the school newsletter. Let us know you are coming!

See the service hours due, based on the oldest child in your family, listed below.

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something!


Daily Activities

  • Classroom help

  • Office help – let us know you are interested in helping on projects

  • Library help – meet once per week to maintain the library

 

Yearly Activities

  • SCRIP order processor - be the point person at school events

  • New Family Welcome Partner

  • Room Parent

  • Redeemer Wear order processor – set out samples of Redeemer wear at school events (ordering is online) 

Activities By Month

This is a general listing by month of volunteer opportunities. For a more complete list, please read each school newsletter, noting the highlighted verbiage. Details will be listed in the school newsletter as each event approaches. 

August

  • Classroom preparation – email your child’s teacher to see how you can help make bulletin boards, copy, file, move desks, etc. Email addresses are found under “Our Team.”

  • Preschool/pre-kindergarten/kindergarten playground party – help provide treats and beverages, and help with kids activities

  • New parent orientation – make a dessert for Mrs. Wiebold to share with new parents

  • Back-To-School BBQ – be on the planning committee, man a booth, serve food, clean up

  • First Day Of School Welcome Back Parent Coffee – help provide treats, make and serve coffee, set up and clean up

September

  • Plymouth on Parade – help plan, walk in parade

  • 5K run – help organize, monitor race route

October

  • Workday for the church and school – first Saturday of the month 8:00 am-12:00 pm (wash windows, light maintenance tasks, etc. )

  • VIP/Grandparents Day celebration – decorate, help serve food, help escort VIPs and grandparents, clean up

November

  • Parent Teacher Conferences – help provide dinner for the teachers

  • Veteran’s Day celebration – decorate, help serve food, help escort veterans, clean up

  • Breakfast Buddies – assist with clean up

December

  • Grades 7-8 Christmas boutique – collect money, wrap gifts, set up and clean up

  • Christmas programs for preschool and K-8 – decorate, help provide treats, serve treats, cleanup

  • Christmas parties – assist the teacher/leader in providing games, snacks and activities

  • Breakfast Buddies – assist with clean up

January

  • Breakfast Buddies – assist with clean up

  • Volunteer to help at Funfest, our school carnival

February

  • Make food for teachers for parent teacher conference

  • Help with Valentines date parties

  • Breakfast Buddies – assist with clean up

March

  • Breakfast Buddies – assist with clean up

  • Art Adventure Program – attend training at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and share art works with the students

April

  • Breakfast Buddies – assist with clean up

  • Spring Concert and Academic Fair – help decorate

May

  • Grades 5-8 Track & Field Day – help drive to the Mayer Lutheran High School

  • Grades 3-4 Track & Field Day – assist small groups of students in their events

  • Workday for the church and school – first Saturday of the month 8:00 am-12:00 pm (wash windows, light maintenance tasks, etc. )

  • Bike-a-thon for preschool/pre-kindergarten/kindergarten families – help set up and clean up

  • Kindergarten graduation – help set up and clean up

  • Eighth-grade graduation – help set up and clean up

  • K-8 picnic – assist in running games, serve and clean up food

June

  • Thank You Lunch for the staff – help in providing food, set up and clean up

  • Vacation Bible School – teach, lead a small group, assist with music, snacks, decorating, clean up


Service opportunities

Parents of Redeemer students are asked to volunteer service hours to Redeemer Christian Academy during the school year, or pay upfront. Both the school and the families are blessed by these service hours.  

The service hours and the per family service fee are based on the oldest child enrolled and are as follows:

  • K-8 full day – 25 service hours or $250

  • Pre-K 5 day plan, K-half day – 12 service hours or $120

  • Pre-K less than 5 day – 7 service hours or $70

  • PS3 – 5 service hours or $50

Opportunities to serve are listed on the school calendar and are noted in the school newsletters. Any activity done for the church or school may qualify, subject to approval by the School Administrator. Grandparents and other relatives may volunteer, and their hours may qualify subject to approval by the School Administrator. Log service hours on the ‘submit service hours tab.’ Hours are logged throughout the year and a running total is kept.

Each family that completes their service hours is then eligible to have their service fee for the school year waived. If a family does not complete their service hours by June 15, the service fee will be billed to the family at a rate of $10/hour not served.