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Volunteer

After-the-Bell is staffed by more than 100 volunteers each year who share their time and interests with students. Activity sessions run for 6 weeks each in the fall, winter and spring, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3–5pm.

 

Volunteers provide a safe, supervised environment where students can enrich their education, learn new skills, and strengthen their self-image through fun, adult-monitored activities. By volunteering you will be positively impacting the lives of those students who may otherwise have nowhere to go after school is dismissed and before their parents get home from work.

Volunteer Opportunities

 

By volunteering for After-The-Bell you will be positively impacting the lives of middle school students in our community while enriching your own. You will serve as a positive role-model to help children learn new skills, try new hobbies, and gain self-confidence.

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Adult Volunteers

After-The-Bell volunteers can help as activity facilitators, assistants, snack servers, desk helpers, bus riders, and substitutes. ​Volunteers can choose your session, the number of days you wish to volunteer per week, as well as choose 1 or 2 hours per day. Can’t commit to 6 weeks? Sign up to be a sub. Only have a ½ hour a week? Sign up as a snack server.

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General Support Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers who can help us with general support. You may volunteer per your own availability. If you are available to help us out with Data Entry, Technical Support and/or General Administration, please contact us.

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High School and College Volunteers

Volunteers help the adult volunteer facilitators with the wide variety of activities available in the program. Volunteer from
1-6 hours/week. Students can receive up to 36 hours of community service in just one session.

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Kennett After-School Association (KASA) Volunteers

Volunteers can also help the Kennett After-School Association, the 501(c)(3) non-profit that makes After-The-Bell possible, by serving on the Board of Directors or on a committee that include Finance, Program, Fundraising, Special Events, Marketing and Information Technology. KASA also runs the popular ‘A Taste of Kennett’ event, an annual fundraiser for After-The-Bell.

Small Time Commitment, Big Impact

 Volunteers can donate as little as 1 hour a week for 6 short weeks. A few hours of your time can make a huge difference in the life of a young person. It can also make a huge difference in YOUR life. 

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  • What happens in inclement weather?
    After-The-Bell will run unless the Kennett Consolidated School District is closed or has cancelled all after-school activities. Cancelled days of After-The-Bell will NOT be made up. Students will be informed during school by announcement if all after-school activities are cancelled for any reason. Volunteers will receive a telephone call, email, or text as soon as the school district and/or After-The-Bell determine that the program will be cancelled. Students, Parents, and Volunteers can also call the After-The-Bell office (610) 268-5889 regarding any program cancellations. Those subscribing to Bottom of the Book Bag or District emails may receive this information through email as well.
  • Who do I call if my child takes After-The-Bell bus transportation and is late getting home?
    While both provided by Krapf, please be aware that the After-The-Bell bus services are separate from the KCSD Transportation Department. Transportation delays sometimes occur, especially at the beginning of a new school year or new ATB cycle. Students do not necessarily ride the same bus home from After-The-Bell that they do from the Kennett Middle School, as ATB has consolidated bus runs. Any ATB transportation questions/concerns please contact the ATB office the office at (610) 268-5889 or at afterthebell@kcsd.org.
  • Where can I find the After-The-Bell office?
    The After-The-Bell office is located in room C106 of the Kennett Middle School, 195 Sunnydell Road, Landenberg, PA 19350.
  • Why didn’t my child get their first choice of activity?
    After-The-Bell makes every effort to provide students with their first choice of activity, however many factors impact the scheduling process such as: • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis • Many activities have limited space and popular activities may fill quickly • Turning in an incomplete form may cause students to miss the opportunity to be included in their desired activity • If your child signs up for an activity they already took that year, other students who have not taken the class may be given priority
  • What if my child submitted a completed registration form but did not receive an assignment letter?
    Check with the After-The-Bell office in C106 or contact ATB at afterthebell@kcsd.org or at (610) 268-5889. Assignment letters are distributed in homerooms to participating students the week before the program starts. An activity assignment list will also be posted outside of the KMS cafeteria.
  • When is registration?
    Information on registration dates can be found on the registration form, the ATB website, KMS Bottom of the Bookbag (KMS BBB), and on the KMS daily announcements. Registration forms are distributed in homerooms approximately three weeks prior to the program start date and are due approximately a week later.
  • How do I register my child for After-The-Bell?
    Please complete all parts of the registration form including the class activity selection page (with three choices selected), and the medical information page. Both parent/guardian and student must sign the completed registration and consent form and agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.
  • Why do I have to provide contact and medical information? Doesn’t the school already have that?
    Please note that After-The-Bell is a non-profit and is a separate entity from the Kennett Consolidated School District, and therefore does not have access to school records, medical information, IEP plans, grades, etc. The medical, emergency, and contact information you provide on the registration form is the only information we have available when dealing with any issues that may arise during the program. Please feel free to call After-The-Bell at (610) 268-5889 to further discuss any specific needs, issues or medical concerns you may have regarding your child.
  • Does my child have to sign up for activities every day?
    Students can participate 1, 2 or 3 days a week. They must register for two 1-hour activities per day OR a double session, as students must participate from 3:00–5:00 p.m.
  • Can my child register for a one-hour class only?
    Students must select two activities each day from 3:00–4:00 p.m. and from 4:00–5:00 p.m. OR a double session from 3:00–5:00 p.m. Students must participate in the entire program from 3:00–5:00 p.m. Please contact After-The-Bell with specific requests.
  • How can I help?
    Please visit our Types of Opportunities page if you would like to become involved in After-The-Bell. If you are interested in providing financial support to the Kennett After-School Association, please visit our supporters page.
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