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  • Nov 17, 2012 · 7:00 AM
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Parent University & Helping Hands Volunteer Program

Our Goal as volunteers will be to welcome and direct each parent and family member through Parent University.


Parent University is an opportunity for parents to sharpen their skills as they work in one of life's most important and demanding roles. Parent University provides parents and caregivers with information about their vital responsibility in shaping children's lives. Sessions focus on child development, what children are learning in schools, advocacy, parent leadership and effective parenting skills.

Each participant must fill out a volunteer form ahead of time.

Click on the link below:

Dear Helping Hands Volunteers,

This Saturday, 11/17/12, Parent University will be held at the Curry Student Center.  We are counting on your support and look forward to you joining us.  It is the volunteerism of community members that allow this event to be a success.


· Please plan to arrive at Curry Student Center by the time you agreed to when you registered.  (If you are unsure of that time please contact me and I can remind you.)


· Upon Arrival find the Volunteer Check-In table located in the pit area of the quad.  7:00- 7:30 am is set up, and we welcome “all hands on deck”.


· At 7:30 sign in will begin. You will get your assignments, any other needed materials, and meet the captain(s) that you will be working with.


· If you are a returning volunteer and have a Parent University Shirt, please bring it and plan to wear it.  If you are new, we will have a shirt for you.  We ask that volunteers followed the preferred dress code and wear dark colored pants and a white shirt.


· If your availability has changed is pertinent that you let us know immediately by emailing or calling Karen Wontan ([masked] or[masked]).  It will be difficult to replace you at this late date and we greatly appreciate your commitment.

Karen Wontan

Family Education Coordinator

Office of Family and Student Engagement

445 Warren Street

Dorchester, Ma 02121




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  • Claudette

    Thank you so much for volunteering with me this Saturday!

    Please don't forget to fill out the form needed so the organization can send you the details about the event (where to meet, what to wear, who's your group leader, any last minute changes, etc) and give you your assignment.

    There is a direct link on this event's page, just click on it and you can fill out the form in literally 5 seconds. You should do it asap please :)

    Feel free to call/text me at[masked] if you have any questions.

    November 15, 2012

  • Claudette

    @Tanya, yes! Lets hang out for a bit after orientation.
    I'll bring a blank form for you to fill out today :)

    November 10, 2012

  • Tanya T.

    I would love to grab something g to eat after orientation if you are still up for it! I haven't faxed in my form yet - can I still attend orientation? I was planning on doing it Monday.

    November 10, 2012

  • Claudette

    *IMPORTANT* The majority of people have requested the training session (orientation) date to be changed as most work M-F, 9-5.

    The new orientation date is Saturday Nov 10th at 4pm. It will be at Northeastern University in the Curry Student Center at 346 Huntington Ave -ground level.

    Feel free to call or text me at[masked] if you have any questions :)

    Thank you, thank you, thank you all for your input and priceless volunteering time!

    November 5, 2012

  • Claudette

    We could go for a bite after orientation. How does it sound?

    October 27, 2012

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