At Mainspring Academy, we believe in the impact of a caring and compassionate local community. Our volunteers fill an important role on the Mainspring team by making a lasting difference and helping to enrich the learning experiences of our students. Contact us for more information about any of the opportunities below.
There are many ways to volunteer and earn your 10 annual required parent participation hours at our school. Parent participation is an important part of school and student enrichment and experience. View the Parent Participation Guide to find out ways to volunteer in person and from home. If you are a parent interested in volunteering for any of the activities listed in the Parent Participation guide, please keep an eye out for our monthly newsletter to sign up for opportunities as they become available.
The Mainspring Academy PAC is a great opportunity for parents who have the ability to commit additional time and talents to help plan and coordinate our school events and small fundraisers, making them extra special for the students and staff. PAC members must be able to attend most monthly morning meetings (usually the first Tuesday of the month in the Mainspring cafeteria).
If you are a parent interested in joining the Mainspring Academy PAC, please contact Sabrena Snow, Director of Student and Community Affairs, at [email protected].
If any the volunteer opportunities listed below fits you or your group’s needs, please contact Sabrena Snow, Director of Student and Community Affairs, at [email protected] to check for availability. Local community volunteers who have already confirmed availability may complete the form below.
Once per quarter, Mainspring schedules a Saturday Service Day event. These events typically take place between 10am and 3pm. We get many comments from volunteers who enjoy the opportunity to get to know MSA parents and staff and build a sense of community. Help is typically needed in general school cleaning and organizing, painting, moving furniture, assembling furniture, patching holes, minor repairs, mounting, weeding/landscaping, and helping any teachers who may need it in their classrooms.
Typical Saturday Service Days:
Set up a fun station at one of our annual school holiday events.
Typical events where you can set up your own fun, custom stations include our:
Assistance with setup, decorating, or serving is needed at events such as:
Once per quarter, Mainspring Academy hosts its own private Special Olympics event at the duPont YMCA (basketball, flag football, soccer, and track and field events typically scheduled on a Friday, from 11am-2pm).
Volunteers are needed to:
In September, during International Charity Week, Mainspring welcomes local superhero groups to inspire, visit ,and interact with the students, such as:
Typical opportunities include:
Typical opportunities include organization, cleanup, and inventory of the:
If you are a high school student interested in fulfilling community service hour needs at Mainspring Academy, please use our contact form at the top of this page to let us know your interests and determine the availability of opportunities. Students must show self-sufficiency by providing and managing their log of volunteer hours, in addition to communicating with Mainspring administration.