Volunteering at WCA
Student success relies on parental involvement to support academic achievement and character development. We maintain excellence at our school because each family is required to fulfill 35 hours of volunteer time.
Once you volunteer, please add/update your volunteer information. (Please allow 24 hours for your login registration to be approved.) If you have other members who contribute to your family hours, please list their names as well and connect them to your child/children – this way, whoever volunteers, your family will get the credit.
Ways to Volunteer
480 volunteers have logged 17,002 hours in our volunteer database. This information is used for grants that we apply for. Please be sure to log your hours as you volunteer. This helps our school in so many ways! Click Here to log your hours on our Volunteer Tracker to make sure your service hours are counted. If you haven't had the opportunity to open your account, please email Jamie Zink or stop at one of our offices to sign up.
Donate funds to cover volunteer hours
Did you know your donation can go towards your volunteer hours? Every $10 counts towards one volunteer hour. In other words, a one-time $350 donation would cover your volunteer hours for the year. To do this, all you need to do is fill out our online form, and in the notes section, specify that your donation is to cover volunteer hours.
WCA has a strong parent volunteer base and several active committees.
Effective committees provide WCA parent stakeholders an opportunity to become involved at the school in a meaningful way. We encourage each parent to participate in our committee work.
Positive energy, a strong commitment, and a desire to support our vision "where students are educated, empowered, and equipped to reach their highest potential" are traits that our committees need as we move forward in important work this school year. Volunteering for our committees is a great way to fulfill your service hours of 35 hours for the year.
There are two types of committees - board committees and support committees. Meeting times vary - some committees meet in the morning after student drop off, in the afternoon before student pick up, and of course, some committees meet after school. Many businesses support community service, especially when volunteering for a school committee meeting that meets only once a month. By participating in committee meetings during the day, there is more time for families in the evenings.
Click on the various links to learn more and sign up for a committee that you would like to participate in. Most committees host their first meeting in September, unless stated otherwise.
WCA Board Committees
Board committees support board members in their work in governance and oversight. Each committee has one board member liaison and a committee member that serves as the chairperson.
The chairperson’s priorities and focus in leading should align with the governing board to carry out the intent of the subcommittee and to increase the likelihood of success. Board committees establish goals and benchmarks to measure success.
School Accountability Committee (SAC): ES Library at 3:45 p.m.
Finance Committee: Third Thursday of every month at 3:30 p.m. (No July meeting)—HS Conference Room
Education Committee: ES Library at 3:45 p.m.
Student & School Safety Committee: May 2nd—ES Library at 3:45 p.m.
WCA SUPPORT COMMITTEES
WCA Support Committees support the day-to-day work of staff at Windsor Charter Academy. A staff member in a leadership role leads each committee. Parents and stakeholders, as members, work with staff to support the work of the committee.
The leader shares school priorities and focus of the school year that supports not only the vision and mission, but also the goals in the UIP, grants with strategic goals, etc. Support committees will establish goals and benchmarks to measure success.
Technology Committee: August 8th, November 7th, February 13th, and May 8th at 5:30 p.m.
Elementary PTC Boosters: Second Monday of every month at 8:30 a.m.
Middle PTC Boosters: Second Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m.
High School PTC Boosters: Second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.
Spring Benefit Planning and Auction Committee: Contact Annalise Mecham
Design Approval Process for volunteers & committees
Volunteers are active members of our community and often need to create promotional material for events and activities. As we continue to establish visual branding identity, it's important to tell our unique story in a unified way. When we use consistent messaging, colors, fonts, and imagery, it strengthens our "Firebird Brand".
If you are creating promotional material, please follow our Design Approval Process and submit your Design Approval Form via our portal.