Thanks to all of the lay servants for making Freedom School such a great success again for 2018! Special appreciation goes to our 2018 co-leaders Susan Lupo and Susan Scott. Want to learn how you can serve with our scholars and interns by coordinating snacks, planning celebrations, sharing your talents through classroom activities and more for 2019? Contact JWentz@mpumc.org.
A quick overview of volunteer opportunities for the coming year:
D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Buddy
Read with one or two elementary aged children to help improve their proficiency, comprehension and love of reading.
Chaperone a Field Trip
Provide an extra set of hands on a field trip to Discovery Place, Ray’s Splash Planet, Bowling, CPCC Theater and more.
Supervise or Support an On-Site Activity
Plan or assist in a 45-minute activity to share with one or more classes (10 scholars per class). Ideas include knitting, crafting, basketball skills, bubble making, outdoor games, but possibilities are endless.
The Freedom School Curriculum requires various purchased craft and enrichment supplies week to week. Shop from a requested list. Expenses reimbursed upon request.
Help us show classroom interns and site staff our gratitude in a myriad of ways with prayers, treats, notes, lunch, gift cards and more.
Scholar and Intern Snacks
Provide homemade/healthy snacks for our 80 scholars. Popular nut free choices include cookies, fresh fruit, ice cream sandwiches. Our 12-13 interns and staff meet for debrief at the end of each weekday and greatly enjoy a special treats such as popsicles, cupcakes, chicken minis, chips and dip and more. Deliver both scholar and intern treats to our Freedom School Site at Sedgefield Middle School most weekdays from 8:00-3:00.
Freedom School Special Events
Help assist with various Freedom School special events throughout the summer, including MPUMC Freedom School Sunday, Intern welcome lunch, our year-end Finale celebration. Be an extra set of hands or engage friends and family to coordinate these and other one-time celebrations.