The staff of Hope-Hill Elementary is eager to enlist UUCA members and other community partners as volunteers at the school. Principal Maureen Wheeler told us, “We’ll use as many volunteers as you can give us.”
To help you decide when and how you’d like to help, please click on 2013 HHES Volunteer Opportunities to review available volunteer opportunities. After deciding what you’d like to do, follow the steps below.
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) now require volunteers to renew their background check each new academic year. If you have not already done so, you can obtain the required background check form at the website below. (The form is available at the Hope-Hill table in the Social Hall on Sundays.) In a single visit to the school, you can turn in your completed form and obtain a volunteer assignment that matches your preferences!
Here’s what to do:
- Go to http://www.atlanta.k12.ga.us/Page/26236. Click on Volunteer Release Form. Print and complete the form as a Level 2 Volunteer.
- Take your completed form, plus your driver’s license or other photo ID to Hope-Hill ES (112 Boulevard NE, Atlanta 30312). Give the form to Nicole Jones at the front desk. She will make a copy of your driver’s license or other picture ID and submit the form to APS. It takes about a week for the form to be processed.
- While at the school, ask to meet with one of the two Instructional Coaches: Kelly Day (grades K-2) or Michelle Crawford (grades 3-5). They will help you find the grade level, subject area, time slot, and day(s) of week to match your preferences. If Michelle or Kelly are not available, you can call to make a later appointment by calling 404-802-7450 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
As soon as your background check is cleared by APS headquarters, you will be notified, and you can go to work helping kids learn.
You might want to jot on a slip of paper your contact info along with your volunteer preferences, such as grade level/age, subject, times, etc.
Please be sure to let Howard Rees, UUCA/Hope-Hill Volunteer Coordinator know what your assignment is, and if he can be of help to you. Here is Howard’s contact information: Phone: 404-874-0500; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your commitment of time and for caring about the precious children of Hope-Hill.