Where community comes together to support the Northshore Schools Foundation
Join our volunteer corps and help spread the word about the foundation and support its events and fund raising efforts.
Who can be a corps member?
Apple corps is not just for people who have children in the Northshore School District…It’s for anyone who feels an affiliation with the District and wants to make a difference in the education of kids. Aunties, uncles, grandparents, alumni, retired district staff, business owners, community members… All are welcome!
What will I do as a part of the corps?
- Join a committee
- Join a project team
- Contribute your expertise in the ways you know best
What does it take to be an Apple Corps member?
- Make a commitment of 20 volunteer hours a year
- Make a financial donation of $20 or more annually
How do I sign up?
Join at this link. You will be mailed an interest and availability survey to find out how your service can most benefit Northshore youth, the Foundation and YOU!
How can I get involved right now?
- Be an ambassador to you local school
- Light a Fire for Learning luncheon planning committee
- B2B committee to identify win/win partnerships with local business
- Board member opportunities as we extend our board to 15
- Attitude of gratitude committee to write thank you notes monthly to various supporters
- See other opportunities below
- Weekly database entry
- Weekly admin support
- Communications committee
- Website updating and maintenance
Join AppleCorps Today!
Job Description: Act as a liaison from your school to the Foundation, ensuring that the Foundation is aware of PTA and school-wide activities, and that your school is aware of Foundation activities.
The Foundation will help you:
- find volunteers for science and book fairs, and other volunteer events
- publicize school accomplishments , drives and community oriented events
You help the Foundation by
- ensuring Foundation events are included in parent communications
- informing teachers of Foundation Grant opportunities
- attending the Annual Luncheon as a guest or table captain with guests from your school
- posting signs in your area for All in for Kids Campaign
- delivering items to your school from time to time
Ambassadors must have an affiliation to the school for which they act as a liaison (parent, staff member, alumni, family member of a student). Ambassadors must have regular access to email.
Ambassadors are asked to serve a 1 year term. Time commitment is estimated to be less than an hour a month with additional 3-4 hours annually for face to face meetings and luncheon events. Total volunteer commitment expected to be 12-16 hours annually.
People volunteering for this position will have an opportunity to build collaborative relationships between individual schools, PTA and the Foundation. This collaboration will ensure that donated dollars can have an even bigger impact on the students in the classroom.
This service will save the Schools Foundation more than $200 in annual administrative costs. Volunteers will also be the Foundation resource and resident expert on how Foundation granted dollars are making an impact in the classroom.
For more information: Contact Nikki Sharnbroch, Foundation Board member. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Term: Three (3) year term – maximum of three terms
Responsibilities: Support the mission and goals of the Northshore Schools Foundation
- Be an active participant—attend board meetings, training sessions and special meetings/events
- Develop policies and procedures for the operation of the Foundation
- Provide fiduciary oversight- approve and monitor the Foundation’s budget
- Raise funds for Foundation activities & programs—“give and get”
- Serve as an ambassador for the Foundation in the community- build bridges with individuals and organizations
- Devise and monitor long and short term strategic plans for the Foundation
- Hire/Review/Release the Executive Director
Expectations: Board members will:
- Understand the Foundation- be fully informed about the Foundation’s purpose, goals, objectives and programs—ask questions and request information
- Attend at least 80% of board meetings and board retreats
- Serve on at least one ad hoc committee
- Participate in and take responsibility for making decisions on issues, policies and other board matters
- Participate in at least one program activity- school site visit, etc.
- Support annual fund raising event
- Make a personal contribution to the Annual Fund Campaign at a level that is meaningful to me/assist in other fundraising efforts.
The Foundation will:
- Provide a comprehensive orientation helping each board member understand the organization’s history, goals, programs, strategic plans and board member expectations
- Give timely and accurate financial and program information, allowing board members to be as effective as possible
- Value board members’ time and unique skills and talents
- Provide liability insurance
Innovative Classroom Grant Program Officer
Represent the Foundation by ensuring that the grants funded provide the most impact possible while ensuring that the vision and mission of the Foundation are demonstrated and that donors can see the impact of their gift as a result of this program.
Individually review and rank applications from the Innovative Classroom Grant program of the Northshore Schools Foundation. As a part of a committee, determine which grants get funded for the upcoming year, insuring that funding priorities of the Foundation and budget guidelines are met. Of the selected projects, act as a program liaison between the recipient and the Foundation for up to 5 granted programs. Support Grant recipients in meeting Foundation requirements and answering funding questions. In collaboration with the Director visit at least one site and assist applicant in demonstrating success in meeting the goals and benchmarks of their grant. Reviewers are also asked to attend our Annual Luncheon and other events where these grants may be discussed.
Program Officers must have an affiliation to the Northshore Schools Foundation. The Committee is made up of members of the Northshore area community including: Foundation Board members, Retired NSD Staff, and past grant recipients. Officers must be able to meet on the scheduled days and time.
Officers are asked to serve a 4 year term, with a portion of the committee completing their term each year.The review and selection process will take approximately 6-10 hours of your time in April/ May of each year. (See timeline below) The Program liaison portion will take 6-10 hours annually between September/ June of each year. The event portion will take 4-6 hours annually.
Packets made available by April 30th
Optional Discussion session to discuss grants with committee – Friday May 9th 4:00-6:00pm
Grant Summary Score sheet due by Monday May 13th
Group Decision making session on Monday May 20th 4:30-6:30 pm
For more information contact SchoolsFoundation@nsd.org