Volunteering

Volunteering at PACT

PACT is a unique school because staff members and parents work alongside each other to ensure student success. Parent 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. Parent volunteerism also helps us with our budget as the number of volunteer hours is reported to the IRS. Every time a parent volunteers, we save money that can be utilized in other ways to increase student achievement!

Want to get involved and not sure what opportunities fit your schedule? We welcome the help of all our families, just contact the Volunteer Coordinator to find a volunteer opportunity that fits you!

Volunteer Coordinator 
Judy Hedberg 
P: 763-712-4200 | E: j.hedberg@pactcharter.org

Ways you can volunteer:

PACT asks every family to volunteer four hours per month. Here are a few ways:
  • Hot lunch subs
  • Classroom Teacher Assistant (TAs)
  • Chaperone
  • Reading with students
  • Leveling classroom books
  • Fluency Assessing
  • Review curriculum
  • Serve on Committees
  • Sporting events
  • Provide Conference Dinners and Treats
  • And much more!

HelpCounter | Online Volunteer System

PACT uses a program called HelpCounter to manager volunteer needs and hours. Please visit the online portal to create a username and password so you can hear about upcoming volunteer needs. Once you’ve signed up, you can visit the HelpCounter volunteer page to see the opportunities available and record at-home hours. You can also turn in hours on our Volunteer Hours Log Form.
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Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training

If you volunteer during the school day and interact with students, training is required! This helps us maintain consistency. Watch for details about monthly trainings or contact the Volunteer Coordinator to set up a time. Your involvement and support are greatly appreciated and enhance the educational experience of all students.
Background Checks (BCA)

Background Checks (BCA)

PACT volunteers must complete a Volunteer BCA Application. To volunteer in the classroom or be a chaperone you need a current approved BCA on file and have completed volunteer training. If you recently filled out a form because you did not have a current one or are a new family, please wait to be contacted before volunteering.
Childcare Available

Childcare Available

A nursery is available for a two-hour time block on Mondays and Wednesdays during school hours; and Tuesdays, Thursdays, and School-Fridays from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. It is also available during Thursday committee meetings with advance notice. Volunteers who need childcare should sign up in advance with the Volunteer Coordinator.

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

Connect With Us

PACT Charter School

7250 East Ramsey Parkway

Ramsey, MN 55303

 

Phone: 763-712-4200

Fax: 763-712-4201

 

Absence line: 763-712-4200, ext. 2

Office Hours

School Year

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Teachers leave @ 3:30 p.m.

 

Non-School Fridays

7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

School Breaks

Monday | Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tuesday | Thursday: 8 a.m. - noon

Closed Holidays and Fridays

 

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