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Volunteering the UA Way

Union Academy and volunteering go hand in hand. 

When new students arrive, we ask parents to sign a Partnership Agreement. This agreement asks parents to contribute a minimum of six hours a month, or 60 hours per year. Demonstrating respect for this contract is a clear requirement of Union Academy’s original charter. We're proud to say that our families quickly complete that 60-hour goal every year - and many contribute more than 60 hours! Our family atmosphere and amazing parents create a warm, inviting, and productive volunteer environment.

Looking to get involved? This is the page you'll want to bookmark! 

Family Volunteering

How does the word get out?

We'll have special opportunities in the weekly newsletter, News From the Nest. We'd also recommend bookmarking this page and checking out the Bulletin Board above. You can also contact the fabulous Amanda Watkins, our Parent Volunteer Coordinator.

How do I report my hours?

Parents:  We obviously want to give credit where it's due! Starting July 1, 2018, families will use the MobileServe application to log volunteer hours. Scroll down on this page to find out more about the MobileServe app, including how to download it and how to set up your account. All volunteer hours for the school year must be submitted by the last day of June.

I want to brag when I hit my 60!

Got you covered! You'll be recognized in the newsletter and also receive a free car magnet to proudly display. 

Student Volunteering

Union Academy is dedicated to strong community relationships and awareness, both locally and globally. We want everyone associated with our school to feel a sense of community. We believe that our students will be much better prepared for life and become better contributing citizens by participating in community service and learning at every grade level.

At Union Academy, it is our belief that a well-rounded education requires students to be active participants in thoughtfully organized service to others. Students are required to fulfill 105 hours of community service before they graduate. Students who fail to meet this requirement will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. Students who double this amount will receive special recognition at the graduation ceremony.

NEW for the 2018-19 school year, Union Academy is updating its service-learning program to ensure our high school students are learning and developing as young adults, while making important community connections. Students will now complete at least 10 service hours each year with either one or two community organizations (minimum of five hours with each organization). The remainder of the required hours may also be completed at a community organization OR in meaningful volunteer service. All hours for 9th-11th grade students must be submitted by the last day of school to be counted. 12th grade hours for the class of 2019 are due on May 17. All 105 hours must be completed in order to participate in graduation.

Check out the fact sheet below for more information on the changes to our service-learning requirements.

High School Community Service Reflection Form (Required for all HS students EACH year to reflect on their 10 service hours at a community organization.)


New Way to Log Volunteer and Service Hours: MobileServeMobileServe App

New for the 2018-19 school year, UA will be using MobileServe, a web-based application that allows families, students and staff to log volunteer hours.

MobileServe is available as a mobile app in the App store and Google Play and can be used on most smartphones and tablets. If you’d rather not use the mobile app, you can create and manage your MobileServe account from your home computer or any internet-connected device.

Not only is it easier for you to log your hours with MobileServe, but it will also provide UA with more accurate reporting, quick stats and searchable reports.

Families, high school students and UA staff can start logging hours for the 2018-19 school year starting on July 1. Click on the links below to find out how to set up your MobileServe account.

Click here for more details on MobileServe and how it works.

                                     Volunteers at the UA BBQ