A parent and caregiver's presence and participation in learning is vital to your child's success in school. Studies consistently demonstrate that parent and caregiver involvement in their child's education equals academic success. FHM requests 30 hours of volunteer work from each family every year and offers a myriad of opportunities to fulfill this commitment.

In order to volunteer at FHM we ask you to complete the following:
1. Complete Raptor Application for Background Check 
2. Watch recorded Volunteer Orientation Orientation
3. View Volunteer Orientation Presentation 4. Complete Volunteer Orientation Quiz
5. Sign up to volunteer! 

All volunteers are required to apply through the Raptor volunteer portal, complete volunteer orientation every year. As volunteers are often working directly with students, they are required to go through a more rigorous background check. The application is a quick process and results typically are returned within 48 hours. 

The application must be done each year.

All visitors/volunteers will be required to bring a government issued photo ID.  This ID will be scanned in the Raptor terminal, and a visitor badge will be generated.  Badges must be worn throughout the building and worn in a prominent location. 

Volunteering starts October 1

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Serving on a Leadership Team: FHM has three leadership teams that together with the administrative team form the core of the leadership and organization of FHM. More information can be found on the School Leadership page.

Board of Directors - The role of the FHM Board of Directors is to set policy and direction for the School and to assure the School is run in compliance with its charter, all applicable laws, and contractual obligations.

School Accountability Committee - If you are a number-cruncher at heart, this is the perfect place for you to fulfill your 30-hour/year volunteer commitment for your family. The SAC is primarily focused on three areas: academics, safety, and creating a school environment that is welcoming for FHM families.

Community Support Network/FHM Foundation - The CSN is similar to a PTO but so much more. It is a Parent-Teacher partnership supporting the students of Free Horizon Montessori through fundraising and volunteerism. The CSN board is made up of parents/guardians and a staff liaison – all dedicated to making Free Horizon Montessori the best school for our children.

Parent Assistants in the Classroom and Chaperones: Within the classroom, parents read with children, make materials, give unit related assessments, fulfill secretarial responsibilities for the classroom teacher, and much more.

Traffic Management:
These vitally important volunteers help ensure the safety of our children during our morning drop off and afternoon pick up times. Training is provided. We award double volunteer hours for those who assist in this essential capacity. Check in with the front office for scheduling details.

Special Events: Various events are held throughout the school year. Whether school-wide or classroom based, we usually need volunteers to assist with planning and implementing the event, set up and clean up, marketing, and various other activities.

Other Volunteer Opportunities:  Watch the Fox Flash for volunteer opportunities, ask your child’s teacher to help in the classroom, attend the Volunteer Orientation & Fair (usually in September), and Check the CSN website for up to date volunteer opportunities

Don't want to complete the paperwork? 
We have many Volunteer Opportunities without a Background Check!
Classroom Laundry
Stuff Folders
Pet Care -either over breaks or weekly
Staff Workroom copies etc.
Material Prep at home


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