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 a minimum of 4 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 Assistant (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!

Volunteers are responsible for logging their own hours in Infinite Campus.

Background Check

For the safety of all our students, volunteers need a completed background check (BCA) 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, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@pactcharter.org.

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.

Watch the Volunteer E-Newsletter or rSchool calendar for monthly training opportunities.

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.

No time to volunteer?

We know life is busy, so we allow our families to exchange money for time. For every $10 you donate to PACT, you'll get credit for one hour of time. Simply 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

Volunteer Coordinator

Chelsea Kessler
763-712-4200, ext. 110  |  volunteer@pactcharter.org

Contact Us

PACT Charter School
7250 East Ramsey Parkway
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Phone: 763-712-4200
Absence line: 763-712-4200, ext. 2
Fax: 763-712-4201

 

MAP & DIRECTIONS

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 | Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday | Thursday: 8 a.m. - noon
Closed Holidays and Fridays

 

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