Volunteer Service Points
Redeemer Christian High School depends on parents and members/supporters to carry out it's mission, and to help keep tuition fees as low as possible. To this end, a Service Points Program was introduced to:
- encourage volunteer involvement
- build a stronger school community
- encourage families to participate in recruitment of new students and also in fundraising
How Does This Program Work?
- Upon registration, each family provides a $500 cheque made out to RCHS, post-dated June 30 the following year.
- Throughout the school year, families tally their volunteer hours or points on a Volunteer Service Hours form, until they reach 30 hours or 750 points for two parent families, or 15 hours or 375 points for single parent families.
- Two faster ways to accumulate points are: refer a new family, not already on our prospect list, to the Principal for enrollment (750 points-which is all you need for a whole year!) or refer to the Membership Committee a person for membership in our school association (300 points).
- Or you may also request your church hold a collection for Redeemer. 1 point per $1 will be granted after the collection has been received by our Business Manager. So a $500 collection nets you all your points, a $250 collection gives you half your points.
- The whole family can contribute points: parents, children, even grandparents or relatives. (RCHS students who have earned volunteer hours in or for Redeemer, above and beyond the 30 hours required by their family, can transfer hours over to their Student Community Service Hours. Likewise, students who have volunteered in our school or for our school OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS and have more than their required Community Service Hours, can transfer some of their hours over to their family to help fulfill their family's Volunteer Service Points).
- The family will hand in their volunteer hours tally sheet by June 30 and if the required number of hours has been completed, our Business Manager will return your post-dated cheque to you. If no hours are completed, your cheque will be cashed. If some but not all hours are completed, partial payment will be required.
So far this program has proven to be very beneficial to our school community. Keep track of ALL your hours, even if your family exceeds the 30 hours. This will help us know how much volunteer time is put into our school to keep it running and can also be used as a guideline for planning future activities and events.
For more information on this program, as well as all of the Voluteer Service Points Program forms, click here.
Some volunteer jobs that involve direct contact with students (i.e. chaperoning a school trip, driving students to sports events, working in the school, helping a teacher by working one on one with a student, etc.) require that you have a Police Check done ahead of time. Download the Police Check Form here.