Volunteer

You are invited to read through the volunteer opportunities listed on this page.  Think about what interests you most, how much time can you offer, or what other skills you may be able to contribute.  There is something for everyone!  Jobs BIG and small! 

WHY SHOULD YOU VOLUNTEER?

·    VOLUNTEERS MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.
·    You chose Hacienda because of the amazing things we do here,
      but we can only do them with everyone’s help.
·    Volunteers PLAN and HELP with fundraisers and events.
·    Volunteers get things done.
·    Without volunteers, such things as SCIENCE and MUSIC would not be
      so amazing at Hacienda.
·    Just like the students, our volunteers move on to middle school, leaving openings in volunteer opportunities. Parents with younger students need to FILL THOSE SHOES.

Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers working on campus must apply with the San Jose Unified School District. 

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-6139 ext. 15013 or volunteer@sjusd.org.

View and Sign Up for Konstella Committees

→ Animal Adoption
→ Art Vistas – Art Night
→ Art Vistas Chairs
→ Box Tops for Education
→ Candy Sales
→ eScrip / Lucky Shares
→ Fall Festival***
→ Food Truck Night
→ Fun Bucks Store
→ Garden (SPROUTS)
→ Grant Applications
→ Hacienda Tours
→ Hicklebees Liaison
→ Holiday Boutique
→ Hospitality
→ Kinder Kickoff
→ Matching Funds
→ Movie Night
→ Newsletter Copiers
→ Newsletter Editor
→ Outdoor Workday Hospitality
→ P.E.S.T.
→ Project Cornerstone
→ Room Parent Coordinator
→ Science Camp Fundraising***
→ Scrip Gift Cards
→ Spring Fling
→ Star Party
→ Teacher Appreciation
→ Tile Decorating
→ Traffic Safety Committee
→ Translation support—Spanish
→ Uniform Sales
→ Wacky Weekday
→ Yearbook

Other Hacienda Volunteering Opportunities

Students love to see their parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles volunteering in some capacity at school. There are so many ways to participate. Please read through the descriptions below to see where more help is needed.

Art Vistas:  This is a volunteer led art curriculum, which incorporates hands on activities with art appreciation and art history. Each class receives 6 presentations over the course of the school year. The volunteers who teach the lessons for each class, called docents, are provided with the materials and lesson plans. It is also helpful to have 2-3 volunteers to assist with set up and clean up. Training and practice time are provided during school hours for each set of lessons. Each student will have one piece of artwork on display at the Art Vistas Exhibit during Open House in May.

Community Representatives:  San Jose Unified School District holds many meetings, some of which have a direct effect on our school. It would be helpful if a volunteer attended meetings and gave a summary at the monthly HIPS meetings. 

Garden Parent “Sprouts” Volunteers:  Every class has a garden plot that is planted, cultivated, and harvested by the class throughout the year. The Garden Parents assist the teachers as needed by taking the children out to the garden 1-2x/month to dig in the dirt, plant vegetables and flowers, weed, learn and have fun. Hacienda students learn where their food comes from, they develop a love for the outdoors and science exploration, and they develop skills of perseverance and problem solving, as they nurture their gardens. Students also get to reap the fruits (literally!) of their hard work – you’ll be surprised by how many vegetables they eat when they are the ones growing and harvesting them!  Contact your child’s teacher for more information.

Go Green Chairperson and Committee Members:  As an environmental science magnet we are committed to being “green” and doing all we can to take care of our planet. To be successful though, we need leadership and manpower. We need volunteers to work with our Science teacher in leading and managing “green” programs. 

Hospitality:  Hacienda has a hospitality volunteer committee. These wonderful people cater the staff luncheons, provide treats for special events, and are always happy to add more people to their group.  This is a great committee to join because of the flexibility, the joy you bring to others and it is fun!

Project Cornerstone:  Project Cornerstone is committed to helping all children and teens in Silicon Valley feel valued, respected and known. The organization’s programs and services help individuals and communities build a web of support around young people so that they grow into healthy, caring and responsible adults.  It is a great way for you to get involved directly in your child’s class, by reading and briefly discussing a pre selected book each month. Grades K through 3 will be reading the series in order and will learn a common language for building and maintaining a great school climate.  This is a fun way to be involved with very little time required (about 2-4 hours per month).  Training will be provided each month with full details for a lesson plan and activities. 

Science, the Outdoor Classroom and the Lab:  It takes a lot of work to care for and maintain our awesome Outdoor Classroom. Can you help in any of these ways? 

  • The Outdoor Classroom needs to build a new raised walkway, garden beds, replace log borders and much more.
  • Structures need to be painted (e.g. seating area)
  • Irrigation lines and sprinklers need to be repaired
  • Weeding and pruning can be done during the school day
  • Cleaning, dusting, towels & rags laundry
  • Administrative work –prepare science lab materials, update inventory lists, type documents
  • Outdoor Workday hospitality – prepare snacks, drinks, help with set up and clean up
  • Do you have connections with professionals who may be willing to donate services such as painting, plumbing, construction, irrigation, landscaping, pond pool filter repair, etc.?

Spring Fling:  Event takes place in April; planning begins in January. There are many opportunities to participate in the planning of Spring Fling as well as volunteering on the day of the event. As the year goes on, more information will be sent out. Keep on the watch!

Traffic Safety Committee
Traffic Safety is in need of volunteers in the morning.