Volunteering at PACT

PACT is unique because staff and parents work alongside each other to ensure student success. Studies show that parental involvement in the classroom increases student achievement (higher test scores and grades), promotes positive self-esteem, creates positive behavior, and improves attendance and graduation rates.

Each PACT family is asked to volunteer at least FOUR hours per month or 36 hours per school year. 

Want to get involved and not sure what opportunities fit your schedule? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to find a volunteer opportunity that suits you!

Volunteer Opportunities

We ask every family to volunteer for four hours per month. Here are a few ways you can be involved:

  • Hot lunch subs
  • Classroom Teacher Assistants (TAs)
  • Chaperone field trips
  • Read with students
  • Level classroom books
  • Office help
  • Event help
  • Panther Paw Donations
  • Review curriculum
  • Serve on committees
  • Assist at sporting events
  • Provide conference dinners and treats
  • And much more!

Volunteer Training

Your involvement and support are much appreciated and enhance the educational experience of all students. If you volunteer during the school day and interact with students, annual training is required so we can maintain consistency. We have online training with a quiz available at the links below:

Background Check

For the safety of all our students, volunteers need a completed background check on file at PACT before volunteering within the school in any capacity. Background checks must be completed by each volunteer every year. To get started, complete the request form below. 

Logging Volunteer Hours

All volunteers are responsible for logging their own hours within Infinite Campus
Instructions for Logging Volunteer Hours
  1. Login to Infinite Campus. 

  2. Go to the Message Center > Surveys > Parent Volunteer Hour Submission.

  3. An introduction message appears. Click the "Start" button.

  4. Complete the form. Note: there is a limit of 30 hours per form. Complete another form if more than 30 hours are needed.

  5. Once completed, click "Complete Survey."
  6. A confirmation message will appear. 


Childcare for Volunteers

A nursery is available for up to three hours per day for volunteers. Volunteers who need childcare should sign up in advance by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator. There is no charge for using the nursery. 

Stay Informed

The ImPACT E-Newsletter is a weekly email full of volunteer, committee, and donation opportunities for PACT families. It is published on Tuesdays during the school year and as needed over the summer.

Donate Funds to Cover Volunteer Hours

Your donations can go towards your volunteer hours! For every $10 you donate to PACT, you'll get credit for one hour of volunteer time. A one-time $360 donation can cover your volunteer hours for an entire year.

Drop off cash in the office (Attn: Enrollment Coordinator) and then log in to Infinite Campus and record the donation. Note: We are unable to accept checks.

Tell us what interests you!

Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form and we'll contact you when we are looking for volunteers in your area of interest!

I love seeing how excited the kids are to have their parents help. It shows our kids that school is a valuable place to invest our time, energy, and talents.

PACT Elementary Teacher
Image - Chelsea Kessler

Enrollment and Volunteer Coordinator

Chelsea Kessler
763-712-4200, ext. 1119  |  volunteer@pactcharter.org

Contact Us

PACT Charter School
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Phone: 763-712-4200
Absence: 763-712-4200, option 2
Email: news@pactcharter.org
Fax: 763-712-4201


Office Hours

School Year
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Teachers leave @ 3:30 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Closed Holidays and Fridays


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